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Chapter 490-3 EVALUATION OF EXAMINATIONS: APPLICANTS

Rule 490-3-.01 Evaluation of Examinations. Amended

The passing level for the physical therapist and the physical therapist assistant licensing examinations shall be determined by the Board. Scoring for the NPTE ranges from 200 - 800. The minimum passing score is 600 for both PT and PTA. Prior to 1996 Georgia's standard was 1.5 times the standard deviation below the national mean.

Rule 490-3-.02 Re-examination

(1) An applicant who fails the national examination on the first attempt, may retake the examination up to the maximum lifetime limit in accordance with the eligibility criteria established by the exam administrator approved by the Board.
(2) An applicant who fails the examination will receive a notification from the Board to include:
(a) An acknowledgement of receipt of the examination scores with a request that the applicant complete a comprehensive review of their individual Score Report that is provided to them by the exam administrator.
(b) Information on practical considerations to assist and promote learning proficiency, to assist applicants with preparing to retake the examination.
(3) An applicant may submit an appeal form to the Board for one (1) additional attempt to retake and pass the national exam if the applicant has been notified by the exam administrator or the Board that the applicant is ineligible to register to retake the national examination.
(4) The Board in its discretion may require the applicant to complete a board approved traineeship upon passing the examination and prior to the issuance of a license if the applicant has not successfully passed the NPTE within two (2) years of the initial test date.

Rule 490-3-.03 Hearings

An applicant to whom the Board has refused examination may have a hearing before the Board.

Rule 490-3-.04 Repealed