Access information and resources that support the work you do as a CAPTE on-site reviewer, including access to the Portal, the Accreditation Handbook, and other key resources.
View dates of upcoming Upcoming Program Reviews. Travel arrangements should be made using the Travel Portal available via the CAPTE Portal.
The CAPTE Accreditation Portal provides On-site Reviewers and Candidacy Reviewers with an opportunity to keep their personal and professional information current, update conflicts with programs and dates for upcoming visits, and access all related materials for programs assigned to them for review (i.e., Self-study Reports, Applications for Candidacy, and Compliance Reports). All program documentation is submitted through the CAPTE Accreditation Portal. Additionally, resources to support CAPTE reviewers are provided in the Portal or on a protected Web-restricted page for easy access and retrieval.
Provides the rules by which CAPTE operates; items included are:
- Rules of Practice and Procedures
Accreditation Process (Part 8)
Substantive Change (Part 9)
Program Fees (Part 16)
- Standards and Required Elements for Accreditation of Physical Therapist Education Programs
- Standards and Required Elements for Accreditation of Physical Therapist Assistant Education Programs
- Position Papers
Documents Related to Standards and Required Elements
Self-Study Report Instructions and Forms
This document is for BOTH PT and PTA programs that are developing a Self-study Report (SSR); it is not to be used in the development of an Application for Candidacy. If you are looking for individual forms for submission of a Compliance Report/Progress Report, this packet contains: Program Assessment Matrix, CV required format, Scholarship Form, Retention Rate table, Graduation Rate table, Allocations & Expense table, and Clin Ed Placements Available table.
Cheat Sheets (one page list of elements)
Comparison of the Required Elements to Performance Criteria In the Clinical Performance Instruments
If you have recently participated as a stakeholder in the candidacy and/or accreditation review process for a PT or PTA program and would like to nominate yourself or someone else to become an on-site reviewer, please forward the name and basic contact information (phone, e-mail, program affiliation if applicable) to CAPTE staff.
OSR training is conducted on an as-needed basis. Interested individuals will be expected to accept assignment at least once annually and complete their first visit within 1-4 months of completing the workshop and other training requirements.
Interested in Serving on CAPTE?
On-site reviewers are eligible to serve on CAPTE after completion of 3 on-site visits or candidacy visits. Seven to eight positions on CAPTE open each year. Each position is defined as to the type of individual who is eligible (e.g., a program director, a PTA clinician, a basic scientist) so the types of individuals being sought to fill open positions vary each year. If you are interested in serving, please contact the Department of Accreditation to determine what positions will be filled in a given year. CAPTE's terms begin on January 1 and are four years in length.