The teacher code: There is to be only 1 code per school... this is your AAPT member number and can be obtained from AAPT if you have forgotten it. If you are not an AAPT member... a code should be provided.

Divisions: There are 2 divisions for students...


  • Division 01 -
    This is for students taking their first course in physics.  The level of the course does not matter. Students taking AP Physics have an advantage in depth of material, but students in non-AP curriculum have an advantage of potentially discussing other topics on the contest that do not appear in the AP curriculum.

  • Division 02 -
    This is for students taking their 2nd physics course (or more)... OR students wishing a challenge... so anyone can take Div. 02

Regions: PLEASE NOTE: Test Prep Centers and Educational Services will compete in their own region, and will be eligible for student awards only.

  • 00    Test Prep Centers and Educational Services
    01    Specialized Schools of Science, Mathematics, and Technology (NCSSS members, e.g.)
    02    Canadian Provinces and Territories
    03    Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
    04    New Jersey  
    05    New York, Maryland
    06    Ohio, Pennsylvania
    07    Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Virginia, West Virginia
    08    Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin
    09    Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Trinidad and Tobago, Virgin Islands
    10    Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee
    11    Texas
    12    California with zip codes <= 92500
    13    California with zip codes >  92500
    14    Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and all other Countries except China
    15    North China: Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Inner-Mongolia, Shanxi, Shandong, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning
    16    South China: Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, Hainan, Hong Kong, Macau
    17    East China: Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu
    18    Central China: Hunan, Hubei, Anhui, Jiangxi, Henan  
    19    West China: Chongqing, Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Shanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Tibet, Xinjiang, Ningxia
    20    Asia (non-China)
    21    Middle East

  • For more details and information about the PhysicsBowl, please contact AAPT's Programs department at 301-209-3340 or