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Program Reviewer Training

Accreditation involves a process by which institutions and programs demonstrate quality and achievement of designated outcomes. A successful accreditation process requires competent reviewers who objectively evaluate information provided by the institution or program which leads to a decision about compliance with specified standards and awarding an accreditation status. The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), as the sole agency recognized in the United States for awarding accreditation to physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs, has established specific quality standards for programs to achieve accreditation status, a status required for program graduates’ eligibility to sit for the national licensure examination and become a licensed physical therapy practitioner. Please use the learning center link below to search and register for your training (Note: Training further in the year may not be available for registration yet)

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Program Reviewer Training Dates:
New reviewer training - Virtual - April 22, 2024; 4:00pm-7:00PM ET
Current reviewer annual training - Virtual - April 24, 2024; 4:00pm – 5:30PM ET
New reviewer training - Virtual - July 22, 2024; 4:00pm-7:00PM ET
Current reviewer annual training - Virtual - July 24, 2024; 4:00pm – 5:30PM ET
New reviewer training - Virtual - October 23, 2024; 4:00pm-7:00PM ET
Current reviewer annual training - Virtual - October 28, 2024; 4:00pm – 5:30PM ET

Developing Programs Workshop

The virtual workshop informs 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 focus of the workshop will be on CAPTE's Rules of Practice and Procedure, an in-depth review of CAPTE’s Standards and Required Elements, and guidelines for developing an Application for Candidacy document. 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.

Developing Programs Workshop

Course link: Developing Programs Workshop  

The virtual workshop takes place over three day period. Registration covers all three days.

  • Live courses are complete but can still be completed with Purchase from learning center

Course Cost - $50 per individual

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

Review of the recorded webinars will NOT satisfy the attendance requirement for submission of an Application for Candidacy.

The Self-study Workshop

The workshop 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.

PTA Programs Self-Study Workshop

Course Access: PTA Self-Study Workshop

Dates for the 2023 remaining quarterly live sessions are:

  • Live courses are complete but can still be completed with Purchase from learning center

Course Cost - $50 per individual

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

PT Programs Self-Study Workshop

Course link: PT Self-Study Workshop 

The virtual workshop takes place over three day period. Registration covers all three days.

  • Live courses are complete but can still be completed with Purchase from learning center

Course Cost - $50 per individual

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