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:
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.
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.
Intended Audience: Program Directors, Faculty, Academic Administrators, and Administrative Staff from Accredited and/or Developing Programs.
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.
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.
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Last Updated: 11/2/2017