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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.

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.

Spring 2022

Deadline Date
Registration Opens July 19, 2021
Registration Closes February 2, 2022
Reschedule Deadline February 2, 2022
Cancellation Deadline February 2, 2022
Task Submission
Task Submission Opens January 4, 2022
Task 1 Deadline February 9, 2022
Task 2 Deadline March 2, 2022
Task 3 Deadline March 2, 2022
Task 4 Deadline March 30, 2022
Task Resubmission Window
Resubmission Registration Opens April 20, 2022
Resubmission Registration Closes May 4, 2022
Task Resubmission Deadline May 11, 2022

Fall 2022

Deadline Date
Registration Opens July 18, 2022
Registration Closes September 14, 2022
Reschedule Deadline September 14, 2022
Cancellation Deadline September 14, 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 Window
Resubmission Registration Opens December 2, 2022
Resubmission Registration Closes December 16, 2022
Task Resubmission Deadline December 28, 2022

Spring 2023

Deadline Date
Registration Opens July 18, 2022
Registration Closes February 1, 2023
Reschedule Deadline February 1, 2023
Cancellation Deadline February 1, 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 Window
Resubmission Registration Opens April 19, 2023
Resubmission Registration Closes May 3, 2023
Task Resubmission Deadline May 10, 2023

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. After you submit Task 1, you will be able to access the remaining tasks.

  • 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 are not able to submit Task 1 by the deadline, you will not be able 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 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, 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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