• The Accreditation Department holds two types of workshops twice a year, Developing Program Workshops and Self-study Workshops.

    The purpose of the Developing Program Workshop 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. This workshop will focus on CAPTE’s Rules of Practice and Procedure and developing an Application for Candidacy including 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 live Developing Program Workshop prior to submission of the Application for Candidacy.

    The purpose of the Self-study Workshop is to prepare faculty and program administrators to develop a Self-study Report and host a site visit. This workshop will provide an in-depth review of CAPTE’s Standards and Required Elements.

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, these workshops are held as a three-part webinar series that are available from APTA’s Learning Center. Registration is now open; registration links are provided below. 

    Click here for instructions, including screen shots, to register and access these courses.

    Developing Program Workshop: Please click for registration 

    Registration will close on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 5 pm ET.

    Access to Zoom link and workshop materials available in Learning Center by Monday, 1/18/21.

    • Wednesday, January 27, 2021 12 pm – 3:30 pm ET
    • Friday, January 29, 2021 12 pm – 3:30 pm ET
    • Wednesday, February 3, 2021 12 pm – 3:30 pm ET

    PTA Program Self-Study Workshop: Please click for registration 

    Registration will close on Monday, 3/1/21 at 5 pm ET.

    Access to Zoom link and workshop materials available in Learning Center by Monday, 2/15/21.

    • Monday, March 3, 2021 12 pm - 3 pm ET
    • Thursday, March 9, 2021 12 pm - 3 pm ET
    • Monday, March 11, 2021 12 pm - 3 pm ET

    PT Program Self-Study Workshop: Please click for registration

    Registration will close on Thursday, 2/25/21 at 5 pm ET.

    Access to Zoom link and workshop materials available in Learning Center by Monday, 2/15/21.

    • Monday, March 1, 2021 2 pm - 5 pm ET
    • Thursday, March 4, 2021 2 pm - 5 pm ET
    • Monday, March 8, 2021 2 pm - 5 pm ET

    Cost for the three-part webinar series is $50/person. CEUs will be available through APTA’s Learning Center upon successful completion of assessment. Each webinar will be recorded and posted in the Learning Center course within two days of the live webinar and will be available for 30 days after the last webinar recording is posted. Review of the recorded webinars will NOT satisfy the attendance requirement for submission of an Application for Candidacy.

    Workshop dates for fall 2021 will be posted at a later time. Accreditation staff are not currently scheduling workshops for individual programs.

  • Last Updated: 2/23/2021
    Contact: accreditation@apta.org