The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education is seeking comment on proposed revisions to the 2016 Standards and Required Elements. The revisions are intended to provide clarity and expectations of the accreditation requirements. The process demonstrates CAPTE’s obligation to quality improvement with commitment to accountability to students. This accountability includes an expanded emphasis on evidence of performance as essential to assessing the quality of programs. The revisions are an effort to demonstrate CAPTE’s mission in assuring and improving academic quality while strengthening accountability.
Please see the table of proposed changes.
Comments are now sought from the public, CAPTE programs and associated stakeholders. Comments must be received by CAPTE no later than Wednesday, March 13, 2019; click here to enter SurveyMonkey to provide your comments.
The information below notes changes in the Rules of Practice and Procedure; however, it does not delineate all of the recent changes. Programs are reminded that it is their responsibility to adhere to the most current set of Rules and to seek clarification if needed. Of these noted changes to the Rules, some are reflected in Application for Candidacy requirements, and in the AFC Instructions and Forms, and are, therefore, critical to the development of your program. As always, you are encouraged to contact us if you need assistance.
Changes in the Rules
CAPTE adopted numerous changes to its Rules, some of which are editorial in nature, some of which are clarifying, and some of which are substantive. The changes of most interest to programs include the following.
Your Program's Webpage Update and Advertising
Programs need to know that there is an accreditation fee increase in 2020. The new fee is $4,500. Please be sure to put this increase in the academic budget that includes 2020.
Change of Guard
New Commissioners were elected and retiring Commissioners were recognized at the fall 2018 CAPTE Meeting. Please join me in welcoming the new Commissioners:
Kathryn Dodge, re-elected Central Panel
Kevin Rudeen, re-elected Central Panel
Bradley Wood—PTA Panel
Lisa Weaver—PTA Panel
Elane Seebo—PTA Panel
Kevin Chui—PT Panel
Cedric Page, re-elected PT Panel
Chair and Vice Chair Elections
Beth Marcoux was elected as Chair of CAPTE
Doreen Stiskal was elected Vice Chair of CAPTE
Neal Henning was elected Chair of the PTA Panel
Kim Rouillier was elected Vice Chair of the PTA Panel
Peggy Gleeson was elected Chair of the PT Panel
Joyce Maring was elected Vice Chair of the PT Panel
Do reach out to the retiring Commissioners and thank them for their excellent service to CAPTE:
Jan Haas—PTA Panel
Myrna Brown—PTA Panel
Bev Johnson—PT Panel Chair
Actions Taken at the Fall 2018 CAPTE Meeting
At its fall 2018 meeting, the Commission:
The decisions have been posted on the website.
View past CAPTE updates.