• Site Visits

    View dates of upcoming On-site Visits. Travel arrangements should be made using the Travel Portal.

    CAPTE Accreditation Portal

    The CAPTE Accreditation Portal provides On-site Reviewers and Candidacy Reviewers with an opportunity to keep their personal and professional information current, update conflicts with programs and dates for upcoming visits, and review all related materials for programs assigned to them for review (i.e., Self-study Reports, Applications for Candidacy, and Compliance Reports). In 2011, all program documentation will be submitted through the CAPTE Accreditation Portal. Additionally, many of the hard copy resources or electronic attachments you received previously will be provided in the Portal or on a protected Web-restricted page for easy access and retrieval.

    Resource Documents

    The CAPTE On-site Review Process is defined through a series of foundational documents which represent and delineate the nature, role and scope of the on-site reviewer's work.

    Accreditation Handbook
    Includes the rules of procedure by which CAPTE operates, the Standards and Required Elements, CAPTE's position papers, and other information regarding the candidacy and accreditation and verification process.

    Documents Related to Standards with Evidence

    Side by Side Comparisons of the Standards and Required Elements to the Evaluative Criteria
  • For PTA Programs (.xls)  
  • For PT Programs (.xls)  
  • Cheat Sheets (one page list of elements)
  • PTA Cheat Sheet (.doc) (single page listing of elements)
  • PT Cheat Sheet (.doc) (single page listing of elements)

    OSR Nominations

    If you have recently participated as a stakeholder in the candidacy and/or accreditation review process for a PT or PTA program and would like to nominate yourself or someone else to become an on-site reviewer, please forward the name and basic contact information (phone, e-mail, program affiliation if applicable) to CAPTE staff.

    OSR training is conducted 2-3 times per year in Alexandria, VA. Interested individuals will be expected to accept assignment at least once annually and complete their first visit within 1-4 months of completing the workshop and other training requirements.

    Interested in Serving on CAPTE?

    On-site reviewers are eligible to serve on CAPTE after completion of 3 on-site visits or candidacy visits. Seven to eight positions on CAPTE open each year. Each position is defined as to the type of individual who is eligible (e.g., a program director, a PTA clinician, a basic scientist) so the types of individuals being sought to fill open positions vary each year. If you are interested in serving, please contact the Department of Accreditation to determine what positions will be filled in a given year. CAPTE's terms begin on January 1 and are four years in length.

  • Last Updated: 8/14/2017
    Contact: accreditation@apta.org