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This free online course provides a standardized training program and assessment designed to educate physical therapist assistant students, clinical instructors, center coordinators of clinical education, academic coordinators of clinical education/directors of clinical education and faculty about the appropriate, valid, and reliable use of the APTA Physical Therapist Clinical Performance Instrument: Version 2006. 

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Taking the Online Training and Assessment Program

Access to and instructions for the PTA CPI online training and assessment program are available through the PTA CPI Web Training in the APTA Learning Center. To access the course please follow the directions provided through the "Purchase Now" feature. If you are not an APTA member or former member you will first need to login to the APTA Web site to obtain a username and password prior to being able to purchase the course in the APTA Learning Center. Follow the directions carefully to ensure completion of the 5 training modules and to complete and "submit" the assessment (you must submit your assessment before you can print your CEU certificate). Since implementing the PT CPI: Version 2006, more than 70,000 users have successfully completed the online PT CPI training and assessment program to earn .2 CEUs (2 contact hours).


The CPI annual fee to academic programs includes access to this system by ACCE/DCE, program administrator, students, clinical instructors, and center coordinators of clinical education. Learn more about the pricing for the Suite of Assessments (.pdf) (CPI, CSIF Web, Site Assign) available through Liaison International.


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