The Accreditation Handbook includes the rules of procedure by which CAPTE operates, the Evaluative Criteria, and CAPTE's Position Papers. For ease of use, the Handbook is provided here in four parts:
Rules of Practice and Procedure (.pdf)Includes the Table of Contents. The most recent revisions are highlighted in yellow
PT Standards with Evidence (.pdf ) [effective January 1, 2016]
PTA Standards with Evidence (.pdf ) [effective January 1, 2016]
Evaluative Criteria for Accreditation of PT Programs (.pdf)Includes changes in evidence lists for F-1, F-18, and F-27
Evaluative Criteria for Accreditation of PTA Programs (.pdf)Includes changes in evidence lists for 2.1. and 4.1.7.
Position Papers (.pdf)
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