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Dates and Deadlines for the PPAT® Assessment

Review the PPAT® submission window dates and deadlines to determine which submission window fits your schedule and choose your window carefully. If you select a submission window and later decide to change to another window, you will be subject to a $30 reschedule fee. If you have begun to enter task responses or upload artifacts and change your submission window, you will lose that information.

Submission Windows

Note: Registration, Reschedule and Cancellation deadlines take effect at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date indicated.

Task submission deadlines take effect at 2 p.m. ET on the date indicated.

Fall 2018

DeadlineDate
Registration Opens July 25, 2018
Registration Closes September 14, 2018
Reschedule Deadline September 14, 2018
Cancellation Deadline September 14, 2018
Task Submission
Task Submission Opens July 25, 2018
Task 1 Deadline September 20, 2018
Task 2 Deadline October 18, 2018
Task 3 Deadline October 18, 2018
Task 4 Deadline November 15, 2018
Task Resubmission Window
Resubmission Registration Opens December 11, 2018
Resubmission Registration Closes January 2, 2019
Task Resubmission Deadline January 3, 2019

Spring 2019

DeadlineDate
Registration Opens July 25, 2018
Registration Closes February 13, 2019
Reschedule Deadline February 13, 2019
Cancellation Deadline February 13, 2019
Task Submission
Task Submission Opens January 4, 2019
Task 1 Deadline February 15, 2019
Task 2 Deadline March 14, 2019
Task 3 Deadline March 14, 2019
Task 4 Deadline April 11, 2019
Task Resubmission Window
Resubmission Registration Opens May 3, 2019
Resubmission Registration Closes May 22, 2019
Task Resubmission Deadline May 24, 2019

Task Deadlines

Each of the four tasks is due by 2 p.m. ET on the date indicated.

All tasks and artifacts must be submitted within the same submission window.

Tasks are accessible and submitted in a specified order. As you submit a task, you will be able to access the next task.

  • Task 1 must be submitted first
  • Tasks 2 and 3 must be submitted (in any order) after Task 1 but before Task 4
  • Task 4 must be submitted last

If you miss the Task 1 deadline, you will not be permitted to complete the assessment. You will not receive a score report. You will not be eligible for resubmission, your registration will be cancelled and you will have to register for a future submission window.

If you miss the task 2, 3 or 4 deadline, you will receive a score of zero for the task(s) not submitted.

If you miss deadlines, you are not eligible for fee refunds.

Late Submission Service

This service is not available for the resubmission window.

Candidates who do not submit tasks by the original submission window task deadline (found above) may request an extension. The fee for this service is $50 per task. To register and pay for this service, candidates must contact ETS customer service no later than 2 p.m. ET one day after the original submission window task deadline. The extension deadline to submit tasks is 11:59 p.m. ET on the second day after the original submission window task deadline. There are no additional extensions after that deadline and there are no refunds to candidates who register for this service and do not submit tasks.

Resubmitting a Task

During the resubmission window, you may be eligible to register to resubmit responses to Tasks 2, 3 and/or 4 if you were not able to obtain the passing score for the assessment. For more information about resubmissions, see Resubmitting Your Tasks.

System Maintenance Windows

Several times during the year, ETS schedules downtimes where maintenance work is performed on ETS systems. The fall 2018 and spring 2019 scheduled system downtimes that will impact your access to the registration and task submission system are listed below. The specific timeframe for each of the outages will be posted on your account prior to the outage. Plan your work in the system accordingly.

Remember, you can prepare task responses, artifacts and video files outside the system independent of these outages.

Scheduled System Outages
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Sunday, June 9, 2019

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