• 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 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: CAPTE has canceled the on-site workshops that were to be held at ELC 2020 due to COVID-19. All individuals that were registered for the workshops will be receiving full refunds. In place of the on-site workshops, CAPTE will be hosting a series of virtual workshops for PT, PTA, and developing programs. The cost of each virtual workshop series has been reduced to $20 due to the impact of COVID-19 on programs. Each webinar will cover different components of the Standards and Required Elements; therefore, attendance at all three webinars is needed.The webinars will be recorded, and registered participants will have access to the recorded series and continuing education credits for 30 days after the webinar through the APTA Learning Center

    Workshop dates and links to register are provided below. Those who register will have access to Zoom login information and course materials within the Learning Center two weeks prior to the first webinar date. Registration information has been emailed to all program directors.

    Developing Program Workshop: Register at: https://learningcenter.apta.org/DPW
    • 9/23/20; 12-3 pm (ET)
    • 9/25/20; 12-3 pm (ET)
    • 9/30/20; 12-3 pm (ET)

    PT Self-Study Workshop: Register at: https://learningcenter.apta.org/SSWPT
    • 10/1/20; 2-5 pm (ET)
    • 10/6/20; 2-5 pm (ET)
    • 10/8/20; 2-5 pm (ET)

    PTA Self-Study Workshop: Register at: https://learningcenter.apta.org/SSWPTA
    • 9/22/20; 4-7 pm (ET)
    • 9/24/20; 11 am–2 pm (ET)
    • 9/30/20; 4-7 pm (ET)

    JUST FOR YOUR PROGRAM (or those around you):

    Accreditation staff are not currently scheduling workshops for individual programs.

    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
    ELC 2020
    Please refer to the attention note above under "General Information" for details.
     Virtual

     Virtual

    Virtual

    Virtual

     Virtual
    CSM 2021
    Registration will open in late October; registration fee to be determined.
    Virtual

     Virtual

    Virtual

    Virtual

     Virtual

    POLICIES

    Fees

    • The fee for attending a workshop is $150 per person. A corporate rate for 3 or more is $100/person.
    • Travel, food, 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 (the CEUs for virtual will be different)

    • 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: 9/17/2020
    Contact: accreditation@apta.org