Credentialed Clinical Instructor Education Board (CIEB)

The APTA Board of Directors appointed the CIEB in November 1996 to oversee and manage the voluntary process of APTA clinical instructor credentialing. Responsibilities of the CIEB include:

  • Maintain current policy and procedure manuals for the CI Education and Credentialing Program and the Train-the-Trainer Course to include mission, goals, purpose of the education and credentialing program including participation of individuals outside of physical therapy in only the CI Education Program, the Train-the-Trainer Course, and the renewal of Credentialed Clinical Trainers,
  • Periodically review established criteria for experienced clinical educators to determine comparable competence in lieu of taking the CI Education Program and to determine readiness to complete the Assessment Center component,
  • Periodically review established procedures for credentialed Clinical Trainer renewal and revise as needed,
  • Assess the ongoing fiscal viability of the program and make recommendations for change as necessary,
  • Periodically assess and modify the CI Education and Credentialing Program and the Train-the-Trainer course to maintain validity, reliability, and congruence with language used in APTA documents,
  • Monitor and evaluate participation of persons from other US disciplines in the CI Education Program,
  • Address administrative functions associated with the CI Education and Credentialing process, Train-the-Trainer Course, and renewal of Credentialed Clinical Trainers, and
  • Recommending fees associated with this process.

Current CIEB members include: 

Barbara Reddien Wagner, PT, DPT, MHA (7/1/06-6/30/10)
(Chair 2008-2010)
Pennsylvania

Jeannette Elliott, PT, DPT, MS (7/1/08-06/30/11)
Illinois

Lynn Frank, PT, MPT, NCS (7/1/09-06/30/12)
Iowa

Debra Gray, PT, DPT, MEd (7/1/07-6/30/10)
Florida

Harriet Lewis, PT (7/1/09-06/30/12)
Texas

Jennifer Rodriguez, PT, MHS (7/1/08-6/30/11)
Colorado

Elaine Becker Sher, PT, DPT, MA, PCS (7/1/09-6/30/12)
New York

Mary Sinnott, PT, DPT, MEd (APTA Board Liaison)
Pennsylvania

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