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The CAPTE Accreditation Handbook comprises the official operating policies, practices, and procedures used by CAPTE. It includes the Rules of Practice and Procedure, the Standards and Required Elements for PTs and PTAs, and CAPTE's Position Papers.

For ease of use, the Handbook is divided into those four parts:

Rules of Practice and Procedure
Contains CAPTE’s official operating policies, procedures, and practices, which the commission reviews regularly. The most recent revisions are highlighted in yellow.

PT Standards and Required Elements
Defines the standards and required elements for accreditation as a physical therapist education program.

PTA Standards and Required Elements
Defines the standards and required elements for accreditation as a physical therapist assistant education program.

CAPTE Position Papers
Lists the positions that CAPTE has adopted, with adoption and revision dates, as well as positions the commission has rescinded. The most recent revisions are highlighted in yellow.