• GENERAL INFORMATION

    The Department holds two types of workshops, the Developing Program Workshop (DPW) and the Self-study Workshop (SSW). These workshops occur over a period of 3 days and are held annually prior to the following APTA events:

    •  CSM: Combined Sections Meeting
    •  NEXT Conference & Exhibition
    •  ELC: Education Leadership Conference

    We charge no fees for attending the workshop, and there is no limit on how many or how often individuals may attend. For more information please check our Policies and FAQ.

    IMPORTANT NOTICES FOR DEVELOPING PROGRAMS:

    The Program Director and at least one appropriate representative of the institution must attend an entire Developing Program Workshop prior to submission of the Application for Candidacy.

    The Program Director must also attend a Self-study Workshop.

    Developing Program Workshop (DPW)

    This workshop is one full day and runs from 8:30am – 5:00pm.

    The purpose of the DPW is to inform institutional representatives about CAPTE’s process, the requirements for developing a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant education program, and minimum expectations for achieving Candidate for Accreditation status. The content of this workshop will focus on CAPTE’s rules and procedures, and developing an Application for Candidacy, but will not provide an in-depth review of CAPTE’s Standards and Required Elements. For that information, please register for the SSW.

    The Program Director and at least one appropriate representative of the institution must attend an entire Developing Program Workshop prior to submission of the Application for Candidacy.

    Intended Audience: Program Directors, Faculty, Academic Administrators, and Administrative Staff from Accredited and/or Developing Programs.

    Self-Study Workshop (SSW)

    This workshop is held on days two and three of the Accreditation Department Workshops, from 8:30 am–5:00 pm both days.

    The purpose of the SSW is to prepare faculty and program administrators to develop a Self-study Report and host an on-site visit. This workshop will provide an in-depth review of CAPTE’s Standards and Required Elements. Although the workshop is designed for accredited programs, it provides valuable information for Developing programs as well.

    The Program Director must also attend a Self-study Workshop prior to submission of the Application for Candidacy.

    Intended Audience: Program Directors, Faculty, Academic Administrators, and Administrative Staff from Accredited and/or Developing Programs.

    DATES, LOCATION, & REGISTRATION

    APTA is NOT responsible for your individual accommodations or travel arrangements. It is YOUR responsibility to arrange your travel and accommodations for the dates you select. For travel and accommodations, please reference the links in the table below.

    APTA Event Accreditation Department
    Workshop Dates
    Times City, ST Exact Location APTA Travel & Accommodation Information
    ELC 2017
    Please click to register (Registration Ends September 22)
    DPW October 10
    SSW October 11 & 12
    8:30 am-5:00 pm Columbus, OH Hyatt Regency Columbus & Greater Columbus Convention Center, 350 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

     

    ELC Housing & Travel Website
    CSM 2018
    Registration Coming Begins September 22
    DPW February 19
    SSW February 20 & 21
    8:30 am-5:00 pm New Orleans, LA The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130 CSM Housing & Travel Website

    POLICIES

    Fees

    • There are no fees charged for attending the workshops.
    • However, travel and hotel arrangements are your responsibility.
    • There are no fees charged for canceling or rescheduling.

    Registration

    • Registration closes approximately 1 month prior to the first date of the workshop. In rare cases registration may close earlier if we reach capacity.
    • Registration opens approximately 4 months prior to the first date of the workshop.
    • You may register additional times to secure placement for other members of your institution. Please provide their name and email address at the time of registration as duplicate names & email addresses will be removed.
    • Late registrations and walk-ins are not permitted. We prefer you register and later cancel, than to not register and not have a place.

    Confirmation

    • If you need to confirm registration at any time, please email accreditation@apta.org.

    Cancellation

    • If you are unable to attend for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact us and let us know. There are no fees for canceling.

    Materials

    • No less than one week prior to the workshop, staff will contact you via email regarding materials for the workshop.
    • Materials are not provided on-site. Please plan to bring your laptop or print your own copies beforehand.

    CEUs

    • CEUs will be offered if participants complete process through APTA's Professional Development program.
    • If you must prove attendance, we can provide a Certificate of Attendance upon request.

    FAQ

    What should I bring to the workshops?

    • We recommend dressing in layers, temperatures may vary depending on the location.
    • Lunch and snacks are not provided.
    • Workshop handouts and materials, if you will not be using a mobile device to view them.

    What is provided for me at the workshops?

    • A limited number of power strips will be available, unless otherwise stated.
    • Internet or Wi-Fi is not provided by CAPTE.
    • Cold beverages will be provided at all workshops.
    • Hot beverages will only be provided at some of the workshops.

    I have lost my confirmation email, what do I do?

    • Please contact us via accreditation@apta.org with your first and last name, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

    I have not yet received a link to materials or any other communications from the Accreditation Department, what can I do?

    • Workshop materials are sometimes, rarely, provided as late as a few days prior to the workshops.
    • Please contact us via accreditation@apta.org if you have any concerns and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Last Updated: 9/15/2017
    Contact: accreditation@apta.org