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:
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.
This workshop is held for two days, from 8:30am – 5:00pm day one, and on day two the workshop will end at 3:30pm. (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.
This workshop is held for two days, from 8:30am – 5:00pm day one, and on day two the workshop will end at 3:30pm. (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.
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.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:30 pm (Day 2)
8:30 am - 3:30 pm (Day 2)
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001
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Last Updated: 10/1/2018