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This free online course provides a standardized training program and assessment designed to educate physical therapist 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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Successful completion of this training and assessment program (passing 70%) is required for all users to access the PT CPI Web 2.0 (requires a username and password). 

Taking the Online Training and Assessment Program

Access to and instructions for the PT CPI online training and assessment program are available through the PT 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).

Accessing PT CPI Web 2.0

Once you have successfully completed the APTA PT CPI online training and assessment and printed your CEU certificate, you are then able to login to PT CPI Web 2.0 to complete your student(s), or self-evaluation if you are a clinical educator or student affiliated with a physical therapist academic program that is registered to use the PT CPI Web 2.0. If you are looking to login to PT CPI Web 2.0 to evaluate your student(s), and have successfully completed the APTA CPI Training, please go to to login. The academic program you are working with should have notified you of your username to login to the PT CPI Web 2.0 site.

If you have not completed the APTA CPI Training and Assessment, or do not have a username for PT CPI Web 2.0, please contact the academic program you are working with for more information. Please note, not all PT academic programs have registered with Liaison International to use PT CPI Web 2.0.

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