APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) Level 1

Friday, May 29, 2020  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, May 30, 2020 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Attendance at both days is required for successful completion.
The registration period has closed for this event.


Registration open through 4/30/2020 11:45 PM EST

Course Information

APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) - LEVEL 1

This voluntary program is designed primarily for people interested in or involved with clinical education (clinical instructors [CIs], center coordinators of clinical education [CCCEs], academic coordinators of clinical education [ACCEs]) and is recognized by APTA as a Clinical Instructor (CI) Education and Credentialing Program.

The program addresses issues of:

  • planning and preparing for physical therapy students during their clinical education experiences
  • developing learning experiences
  • supporting ongoing learning through questioning and effective feedback
  • developing skills of performance evaluation
  • identifying and managing students with exceptional situations
  • identifying legal implications for clinical educators, including issues presented by ADA legislation

The Assessment Center provides each physical therapist and physical therapist assistant learner with the opportunity to apply information from the education program in simulated situations. Successful completion of each station in the Assessment Center results in the awarding of APTA CI credentialing. The six stations of the Assessment Center have been integrated into the program schedule. Therefore, it is essential for each participant to attend all sessions of the Course and Assessment Center in its entirety to be eligible for credentialing. It takes a total of 15 hours to complete the entire CI Education and Credentialing Program, which may be offered in several different configurations depending on the accessibility and needs of learners. Successful completion of this entire program (didactic and Assessment Center) earn physical therapists and physical therapist assistants APTA Clinical Instructor Credentialing.

The Course and Assessment Center will be useful for both new and experienced physical therapist and physical therapist assistant educators involved with clinical education. Although the information presented covers the basic skills for CIs, the interactive tasks and large- and small-group discussions will be of benefit even to experienced educators.

To be eligible to attend this course, all participants must complete and submit the participant dossier and accompanying documentation to the Clarkson College Professional Development prior to taking the course. The credentialed trainer reviews all documentation to determine the individual's acceptance into the course based on specified criteria (eg, current license as a PT or license/registration/certification as a PTA). Included as part of the course registration fee are: the CI Education Manual, Assessment Center, CI credential certificate, CI credential pin, and registry on an APTA database. Dossiers must be received by April 30, 2020.


Click here to open Course_Learning_Objectives.pdf


Click here to open Course_Schedule_Clarkson_May29_30_2020.pdf

Required Documents for Registration

To be eligible to participate in this course, all participants must complete and submit:

  • Level 1 Participant Dossier
  • A copy of current license/registration certification to practice


Email documents to professionaldevelopment@clarksoncollege.edu within 48 hours of registration.


APTA requires that the dossier's be electronically completed and will NOT except handwritten forms.


You may also mail a copy to:

Clarkson College Professional Development

101 S. 42 St, Omaha NE 68131



Do not fax, as faxed copies are often too hard to read and may not be accepted by APTA.

Click here to open APTA_CCIP_level-1-dossier-V07.19.docx


Registration deadline is Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST

Course Fee:

$90.00 for APTA Members

$180.00 for non-APTA members

$230.00 for non-physical therapy providers

Groups discounts of 5 or more from the same organization are available. Call 402-552-6123 for information.

Payment may be made on-line with a VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

Checks from facilities can be accepted. Call 402-552-6148 to register and pay by check.

Fee covers the cost of the CI Education Manual, and continuing education units.


Continuing Education

Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants completing the program will receive 1.5 CEUs/15 contact hours from APTA.

Non-physical therapy providers will receive 1.2 CEUs/12 contact hours from APTA.

Clinical Instructors' (CI's) are eligible by the State of Nebraska to receive ceu's for supervising physical therapy or physical therapist assistant students (NE rules and regulations #317-013.02, pg 29). The requirements are the student must be on a full time clinical (40/hr. week) and that the CI has completed the APTA CI Credentialing Program. CI's will receive a certificate from the educational program following the end of the clinical and receive 1 CEU for each 160 hours, or an amount prorated to the 1:160 ratio.


Lisa Black, PT, DPT

Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Education, Creighton University

Nicole Sleddens PT, MPT

Director of Clinical Education, Division of Physical therapy Education, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Kimberly Beran-Shepler PT, DPT, OCS, FNAP

Assistant Professor, Creighton University






Clarkson College Classroom

101 S. 42nd St
Omaha, NE 68131

Click here for directions


Parking is restricted on campus. Information specific to this course will be provided in advance.

Share This

About Us

Clarkson College Professional Development

Contact us at professionaldevelopment@clarksoncollege.edu

402.552.6148 or 402.552.3396

Fax: 402.552.3622