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Benefits of Sponsoring a CCIP Course

  • Recognition as a facility that employs credentialed CIs
  • Advertise your facility locally and state-wide
  • Select the dates of the course for your convenience
  • Option to choose between a public/open (anyone eligible can attend) or private/closed (invitation only) course
  • Flexibility to select trainer(s) from APTA’s list of credentialed clinical trainers
  • Manage expenses associated with hosting a course

Prior to Course Start Date

Step 1

If you are interested in offering a Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program course, you will first need to find a credentialed clinical trainer. Reach out to the trainer(s) of your choice to discuss the specifics of your course and decide on a date and location. You will also need to determine any additional costs associated with your trainer.

Step 2

Once you decide to offer a CCIP course, access the program’s online registration system and request to become a course coordinator. Once staff receives and approves your request you will be able to submit a course offering, which must be done at least three months prior to the course start date.

Step 3

Participants must register and submit payment online.

In compliance with Payment Card Industry standards, payment information must be submitted via the online registration system or mailed to APTA at 3030 Potomac Ave. Alexandria, VA 22305-3085. Payments may not be emailed or faxed to APTA.

Course offerings and payments received after the three-week deadline may be assessed a $100 late fee.

The Level 1 APTA course registration fee is $100 for members, and $200 for nonmembers, and the Level 2 APTA course registration is $100 for members and $225 for nonmembers. Payment for the course can be made by each individual registrant or in one lump sum by the course coordinator. Acceptable forms of payment are check or money order payable to APTA, or credit card. Purchase orders are not accepted as a form of payment. Additionally, partial payments are not accepted.

Step 4

After all registrations for a course have been submitted and approved by the trainer, staff will send a course manual to each participant.

Non-physical therapy providers (e.g., OT, SLP) are eligible to participate in the didactic portion of the course only, not the Assessment Center. Priority is always given to physical therapists and physical therapist assistants interested in participating in the program. If space is available, those from other disciplines may participate and will receive 1.2 CEUs/contact hours (upon verification with their state licensing board for acceptance). Review the CCIP policies and procedures related to persons participating in this program from disciplines outside of physical therapy. Participants outside of physical therapy are not eligible to receive the CI credential.

Experienced Clinical Instructors

Experienced PT or PTA Clinical Instructors may have the option to take the assessment center for CCIP Level 1 without sitting through the course.

After the Program

PTs and PTAs who successfully complete the program are awarded a CI pin on-site by the trainer (pins will be mailed to participants for virtual courses). All participants can download an electronic copy of their CI and/or CEU* certificate(s) via the online system once they complete the trainer evaluation survey.

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

Following the course, attendance for each participant must be updated in the online system. Anyone who withdrew or was otherwise unable to participate may be eligible for a refund.

Although sponsors may set up a course, trainers are responsible for approving applications and any post course logistics. As such, sponsors need to be timely in completing their responsibilities for hosting a course.

Once APTA receives the postcourse materials via the online system, participant information will be entered into APTAs CI database, and any refunds and credits will be processed.

If you have any questions contact CCIP staff at or 800-999-2782, ext. 8528.