• GENERAL INFORMATION

    The Department holds 2 types of workshops, the Developing Program Workshop (DPW) and the Self-study Workshop (SSW). These workshops occur over a period of two 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 workshops, 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.

    Developing Program Workshop (DPW)

    This workshop is held for two days from 8:30am – 5:00pm both days. (Registrants can no longer register for DPW and SSW workshops together.)

    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, and will also provide an in-depth review of CAPTE’s Standards and Required Elements.

    The Program Director and at least one appropriate representative of the institution must attend the 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 for two days from 8:30am – 5:00 pm both days. (Registrants can no longer register for the DPW and SSW workshops together as these workshops are not held consecutively.)

    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.

    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 2018
    Please click to register
    DPW & SSW October 10 & 11
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm Jacksonville, FL Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202 ELC Housing & Travel Website
    CSM 2019
    Registration coming soon
    DPW & SSW January 21 & 22
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm Washington, DC

    Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001

    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

    • Developing Program Workshop (DPW) – 0.6 CEUs/6 Contact Hours/CCUs
    • Self-Study Workshop (SSW) – 1.3 CEUs/13 Contact Hours/CCUs
    • 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: 7/16/2018
    Contact: accreditation@apta.org