BRPT Quick Takes
January 16, 2013
New RPSGT And CPSGT Exam Blueprints Available Soon
New exam blueprints for both the RPSGT and CPSGT exams will be published on the BRPT website in early February. The new blueprints are the result of the recent Job Task Analysis (JTA). RPSGT and CPSGT exams will be built against the new exam blueprints and the new AASM scoring rules and will be implemented on exams effective July 1. Revised candidate handbooks and study guides will be available in the coming months.
The RPSGT exam is NCCA accredited and requires periodic review through a survey of those working in the profession. The survey – or JTA – helps assure BRPT is offering a valid exam, reflective of the knowledge, skills and abilities required of an RPSGT or CPSGT.
Reminder: RPSGT Exam Eligibility Changes – Effective March 1, 2013
In an effort to make the BRPT examination requirements for clinical experience more flexible for those working adjustable schedules, effective March 1, 2013 the BRPT is changing how candidates track the clinical experience requirement. Also, to meet clinical experience requirements in states where on-the-job training is not permitted, BRPT will no longer require paid clinical work experience. However, clinical experience remains a cornerstone of an applicant's training, through Pathways 1, 2 and 4 for the RPSGT exam. In addition, in the coming months the BRPT will announce an additional pathway – Pathway 5 – geared toward international candidates. Details on Pathway 5 will be announced soon. More information can be found here:
Updates To The BRPT Website
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The BRPT is updating its website following feedback from BRPT credential holders on ways to improve the website. Check out the BRPT's Credentialing Manager's Quick Guide To Answering Your Questions: http://www.brpt.org/default.asp?contentID=213. More updates coming soon, including a revised exam application to make the process more streamlined – stay tuned for details!
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