The TX JAM or Jurisprudence Assessment Module is an online and on-demand learning and assessment tool that evaluates knowledge of the Texas Physical Therapy Practice Act and Rules as well as the basis for ethical decision-making and physical therapy related code of ethics and standards for ethical conduct. The tool was developed in partnership with the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (Federation).
Individuals applying for initial PT or PTA licensure in Texas will need to take the TX JAM as a licensure requirement. Current licensees will be required to take the TX JAM prior to renewing either their PT or PTA license, as well as individuals who are restoring their TX PT or PTA license.
The new requirement for applicants and licensees who are renewing to take the TX JAM was effective June 1, 2017.
Individuals applying for initial PT or PTA license in Texas must take the TX JAM prior to the issuance of their license. Current licensees can take the TX JAM at any time during their renewal period. It is highly recommended that licensees take the JAM at least one week prior to their license expiration date to avoid any delay in license renewal.
No, the TX Jam replaced both the old Jurisprudence (JP) Exam and the ethics/professional responsibility requirement for individuals renewing either their PT or PTA license.
Yes, the TX JAM has been assigned a value of two (2) continuing competence units (CCUs) and will be required for PTs and PTAs renewing or restoring their license. The standard approval number is 91014TX.
An approved ethics/professional responsibility course that has already been taken within the renewal period can be counted toward the total number of required CCUs if renewing on or after June 1, 2017, but cannot be counted instead of the new TX JAM requirement.
There are a total of seventy-five (75) multiple choice items on the TX JAM.
Yes, there is a two (2) hour and 20 minutes (140 minutes) time limit for completing the TX JAM once you begin the module without the ability to pause and reenter. There is a 48 hour window to begin and complete the TX JAM once you have registered.
The passing score on the TX JAM is 60 out of 75 correct answers or 80% (scale score 120).
Yes, access to the TX PT Practice Act and Rules; APTA’s Code of Ethics for the Physical Therapist and Guide for Professional Conduct; and Guide for Conduct of the Physical Therapist Assistant and Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant; as well as Fundamental Ethical Principles and Ethical Decision-Making Models are available prior to and are embedded within the TX JAM.
If an item is answered incorrectly the first time, a link to the appropriate references within the TX JAM will be provided. If the item is answered incorrectly a second time, the correct answer and the rationale will be displayed, and the item will be marked as incorrect.
A detailed score report indicating PASS or FAIL, the total number and percentage of questions answered correctly, as well as the number and percentage of questions answered correctly in each content area will be available immediately after completion of the TX JAM. Scores will also be reported directly to the PT Board.
There is no limit to the number of times for taking the TX JAM to achieve a passing score. An additional registration fee will be assessed each time a licensee attempts the TX JAM for renewal or restoration purposes.
There are several links under Register for the TX JAM on this page that will connect to the TX JAM page on the Federation’s website where registration and access will occur.
There is no cost to applicants who are applying for their initial PT or PTA license in TX. Cost to individuals who are renewing or restoring their PT or PTA license is $48.00. A 1.6% processing fee, rounded to the nearest dollar, will apply. Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover at the time of registration.
Need to Register?
Registration for the TX JAM is through the FSBPT’s website and requires an FSBPT ID and password.
Information on the TX JAM and how to register is availble on the FSBPT’s Jurisprudence Assessment Module (JAM) page.
If you know your FSBPT ID and password, you can register for the TX JAM by clicking here.
If you do not know your FSBPT ID or have forgotten your password, you can access them by following these steps.
For additional registration questions or comments, contact JAM@fsbpt.org or 703.299.3100, option 5.
Need to Prepare?
It is recommended that you review the following documents prior to registering for the TX JAM.
TX Legal Standards
Ethical Principles & Decision-Making Models
APTA Core Documents
Standards for ethics and professionalism available online at:
Professionalism in Physical Therapy: Core Values
Resource documents will be available within the TX JAM for reference.