Topic: Taking the NPTE before Graduation

Summary

Number of jurisdictions that allow candidates to take the NPTE prior to the graduation ceremony
Yes 14
No 0
No data provided 39

Taking the NPTE before Graduation

State Take NPTE before graduation? Comments
Alaska Unknown
Alabama Yes (Regulation: Alabama Code 700,§ X-2-.08)
Arkansas Unknown
Arizona Yes (Statute : Arizona Code § 32-2024) (i) The applicant is a candidate for a degree as a physical therapist at the next scheduled graduation date. (ii) The date the national examination for licensure is to be taken by the applicant is the one nearest to and before the applicant's expected graduation date and is not more than one hundred twenty days before the date of the applicant's expected graduation date.
California Yes (Statute: California Code § Article 3, 2639)
Colorado Yes (other : Colorado Board of Physical Therapy, Application for Original License by Examination (website)) Students verified by their respective schools as on course to graduate will able to sit for the NPTE within 90 days of their scheduled graduation date. (other : Colorado Board of Physical Therapy, Application for Original License by Examination (website))
Connecticut Unknown
District of Columbia Yes NO - An applicant who has successfully graduated from either a CAPTE or has cleared a Type 1 Certification by the FCCPT is ready to sit for the National Physical Therapy Examination
Delaware Unknown
Florida Unknown
Georgia Unknown
Hawaii Unknown
Iowa Unknown
Idaho Yes (other: Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board, Examinations section (website)) Candidates may sit for the NPTE, no more than 90 days prior to the official graduation date. (other: Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board, Examinations section (website))
Illinois Unknown
Indiana Unknown
Kansas Yes Policy Students in their last semester/trimester in a Kansas program or to those that attend an out of state program but plan on practicing in Kansas, may take the NPTE before graduation Policy
Kentucky Unknown
Louisiana Unknown
Massachusetts Unknown
Maryland Unknown
Maine Yes (Other: State of Maine Board of Examiners in Physical Therapy Application for Eligibility to Qualify for the Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant Examination) Must submit a Letter of Intent to Graduate stating that all requirements of the degree are met. (Other: State of Maine Board of Examiners in Physical Therapy Application for Eligibility to Qualify for the Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant Examination)
Michigan Yes (Regulation: Mich. Admin. Code r. 338.7134(C))
Minnesota Unknown
Missouri Unknown
Mississippi Unknown
Montana Unknown
North Carolina Yes (Other: Application)
North Dakota Unknown
Nebraska Unknown
New Hampshire Unknown
New Jersey Unknown
New Mexico Unknown
Nevada Yes (Other: Board website)
New York Unknown
Ohio Unknown
Oklahoma Yes (Other: Pre-Graduation Examination Form)
Oregon Yes (Regulation: OR. Admin. R. 848-010-0015(5))
Pennsylvania Unknown
Puerto Rico Unknown
Rhode Island Unknown
South Carolina Unknown
South Dakota Unknown
Tennessee Unknown
Texas Unknown
Utah Unknown
Virginia Unknown
Virgin Islands Unknown
Vermont Unknown
Washington Yes (Regulation: WA Admin. Code § 246-915-020(1)(a)) The board must have a letter from an official of the applicant's school stating the date of the exam for which they are applying.
Wisconsin Unknown
West Virginia Unknown
Wyoming Unknown