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Dates and Deadlines for the PPAT® Assessment

Review the PPAT® assessment 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 $40 reschedule fee. If you have entered task responses and then change your submission window, you will lose that information.

If the assessment you need to take does not appear for selection when registering, contact us. The registration deadline may have passed and late registrations may be available over the phone.

Submission Windows

  • Registration, Reschedule and Cancellation deadlines take effect at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date indicated. Late Registration closes at 6 p.m. ET on the date indicated.
  • Task submission deadlines take effect at 2 p.m. ET on the date indicated.
  • The time zone for deadlines is Eastern time and may not be the same time zone where you are located. If you are not located in the Eastern time zone, it is important to determine the applicable time zone based on where you are located so you do not miss the deadline.

Fall 2022

Deadline Date
Registration Opens July 18, 2022
Registration Closes September 14, 2022
Reschedule Deadline September 14, 2022
Cancellation Deadline September 14, 2022
Late Registration Deadline September 19, 2022
Task Submission
Task Submission Opens September 1, 2022
Task 1 Deadline September 21, 2022
Task 2 Deadline October 12, 2022
Task 3 Deadline October 12, 2022
Task 4 Deadline November 9, 2022
Task Resubmission 1 Window
Resubmission Registration and Submission Opens December 2, 2022
Resubmission Registration Closes December 16, 2022
Resubmission Late Registration Deadline December 22, 2022
All Tasks Resubmission Deadline December 28, 2022
Task Resubmission 2 Window
Resubmission Registration and Submission Opens January 19, 2023
Resubmission Registration Closes February 15, 2023
Resubmission Late Registration Deadline February 27, 2023
Task 2 and Task 3 Resubmission Deadline March 1, 2023
Task 4 Resubmission Deadline March 29, 2023

Spring 2023

Deadline Date
Registration Opens July 18, 2022
Registration Closes February 1, 2023
Reschedule Deadline February 1, 2023
Cancellation Deadline February 1, 2023
Late Registration Deadline February 6, 2023
Task Submission
Task Submission Opens January 3, 2023
Task 1 Deadline February 8, 2023
Task 2 Deadline March 1, 2023
Task 3 Deadline March 1, 2023
Task 4 Deadline March 29, 2023
Task Resubmission 1 Window
Resubmission Registration and Submission Opens April 19, 2023
Resubmission Registration Closes May 3, 2023
Resubmission Late Registration Closes May 8, 2023
Task Resubmission Deadline May 10, 2023
Task Resubmission 2 Window
Resubmission Registration TBD
Task Resubmission Deadline TBD

Late Registrations

If you miss the registration deadline, you may still be able to register for the assessment over the phone with our contact center. Late registration is available through 6 p.m. ET on the date indicated. There is an added fee for this service.

Task Deadlines

Tasks may be submitted any day before the submission deadline.

Each of the four tasks is due by 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT; Noon MT; 11 a.m. PT) 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. After you submit Task 1, you will be able to access the remaining tasks.

  • Task 1 must be submitted first
  • Tasks 2 and 3 are submitted next (in any order)
  • Task 4 is submitted last

If you are not able to submit Task 1 by the deadline, you will not be permitted to complete the remaining tasks during the submission window and you will have to register again 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

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 call ETS customer service no later than 4 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 windows, 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, refer to Resubmitting Your Tasks.

System Maintenance Windows

Several times during the year, ETS schedules downtimes where maintenance work is performed on ETS systems. The 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 before 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, July 17, 2022
Sunday, August 14, 2022
Sunday, October 16, 2022
Sunday, January 15, 2023
Sunday, January 29, 2023 - Monday, January 30, 2023
Sunday, February 12, 2023
Sunday, April 16, 2023
Sunday, July 16, 2023 - Monday, July 17, 2023
Sunday, August 20, 2023
Sunday, October 15, 2023

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