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The Accreditation Department holds two types of workshops twice a year, Developing Program Workshops and Self-study Workshops. Both workshops are hosted to provide support, information, and guidance on obtaining and maintaining accreditation.

Developing Programs Workshop

These workshop 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 Self-study Workshop

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

Prepares 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.

PTA Programs Self-Study Workshop

Registration for the below events is now closed.

  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.-ET
  • Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.-ET
  • Thursday, March 11, 2021, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.-ET

Access APTA Learning Center course page

PT Programs Self-Study Workshop

Registration for the below events is now closed.

  • Monday, March 1, 2021, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.-ET
  • Thursday, March 4, 2021, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.-ET
  • Monday, March 8, 2021, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.-ET

Registration Cost - $50 per individual.

CEUs will be available through APTA's Learning Center upon successful completion of assessment. Access APTA Learning Center course page

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.