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The Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) is intended for health care providers who work primarily in a clinical setting and are interested in developing their teaching abilities.

By participating in the Level 1 course participants explore different aspects of the clinical learning environment and acquire skills and techniques necessary to provide a structured and effective learning environment for students. Additional methods and practices, including the construction of a clinical curriculum, can be learned by attending the Level 2 course.

CCIP courses are taught throughout the year in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Enrollment is open to physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and clinicians from other health care professions. In addition to PTs and PTAs, courses often include speech therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, and more.

Successful completion of the Level 1 course provides PTs and PTAs with 1.6 CEUs* and the Clinical Instructor Credential. Health care providers from other professions are eligible to receive 1.2 CEUs,* but are not awarded the Clinical Instructor Credential.

Successful completion of the Level 2 course provides PTs and PTAs with 1.7 CEUs* and the Level 2 Clinical Instructor Credential. Health care providers from other professions are eligible to receive 1.3 CEUs,* but are not awarded the Level 2 Clinical Instructor Credential.

*Note: Licensees should verify with their state licensing board for acceptance of CEUs by reviewing the relevant state practice act and/or administrative code.

CCIP Level 1

Do you supervise students? Do you want to solidify, streamline and enhance your teaching skills? 

Learn how to become a Credentialed Clinical Instructor

CCIP Level 2

Add to your Credentialed Clinical Instructor knowledge and expertise, and learn how to construct a clinical curriculum.

Learn about the CCIP Level 2 course

CCIP Policies and Procedures

View the policies and procedures of the CCIP.

Credentialed Clinical Trainers

View a list of Level 1 and Level 2 Credentialed Clinical Trainers.

Sponsor A Course

Learn how you can sponsor a course at your facility.

Booster Modules

The CCIP offers booster modules using the Level 1 material to help refresh your skills and techniques. Earn CEUs while updating your clinical expertise.

Booster Modules:
Using Objectives to Focus Student Learning
Using Feedback in Clinical Education