• 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
    • ELC: Education Leadership Conference
    • (CAPTE will no longer be conducting workshops during NEXT)

    ATTENTION: Starting January 1, 2020, CAPTE will begin charging for the developing program (DPW) and PT-PTA self-study workshops (SSW). The price will be $150 per person, and $100 per person if 3 people register from the same program. The registration fee is waived for On-site Reviewers who have conducted at least one visit within the past two years and current Commissioners.  

    JUST FOR YOUR PROGRAM (or those around you):

    In addition to the developing and self-study workshops provided at CSM and ELC, CAPTE staff can provide these workshops at your physical location. If interested, you might want to consider inviting programs in your surrounding area. At this time the fee for staff to provide a self-study workshop at a program is calculated at $2,600 per staff member for the first day and $600 per staff member for each additional day. If staff are unable to attend and Commissioners conduct the workshop, an additional $150 per Commissioner per day is added. If interested in such a workshop, please reach out to the Lead Specialist to discuss.

    Developing Program Workshop (DPW)

    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.

    Self-study Workshop (SSW)

    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.

    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
    CSM 2020
    Please click to register
    DPW & SSW February 11 & 12, 2020

    8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    8:30 am - 3:30 pm (Day 2)

    Denver, Colorado

    The Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

    CSM Housing & Travel Website
    ELC 2020
    Registration will begin February 11, 2020
    DPW & SSW TBD

    8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    8:30 am - 3:30 pm (Day 2)

    TBD

    TBD

    ELC Housing & Travel Website

    POLICIES

    Fees

    • Travel and hotel arrangements are your responsibility.

    Registration

    • Registration closes approximately two weeks prior to the first date of the workshop. In rare cases registration may close earlier if we reach capacity.
    • Registration opens on the first workshop day prior to the workshop your are registering for. (Example: The first day for CSM registration will begin on the first workshop day of ELC.)
    • Walk-ins are available depending on availability.

    Confirmation

    Cancellation

    • If you are unable to attend for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact us and let us know.

    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) – 1.2 CEUs/11.5 Contact Hours/CCUs
    • Self-Study Workshop (SSW) – 1.2 CEUs/11.5 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 provided two weeks before the workshop.
    • Please contact us via accreditation@apta.org if you have not received your materials or have any concerns and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Last Updated: 11/22/2019
    Contact: accreditation@apta.org