APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP)

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Course Dates

5/30/2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST
5/31/2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST

Registration Ends

Event registration ends 5/8/2014 11:59 PM.


The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Information

APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP)
This voluntary program is designed for people interested in or involved with clinical education, including clinical instructors (CIs), center coordinators of clinical education (CCCEs), academic coordinators/directors of clinical education (ACCEs/DCEs) and academic faculty, and is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP).

The program is intended for health care providers who work primarily in a clinical setting and are interested in developing their teaching abilities. Participants will explore different aspects of the clinical learning environment and will learn skills and techniques necessary to provide a structured and effective learning environments for students. The goal is not to improve individual clinical skills, but to develop and each refine participant's ability to teach, instruct, and guide the development of his or her students.

The program is divided into two distinct parts:
1. CI Education Program via an interactive didactic course format that is appropriate to all clinical educators
2. Assessment Center (credentialing) of curricula outcomes through six simulated situations available only to Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants.

These components are used together to first provide, and then assess, the knowledge and skill identified as essential for clinical instructors.

Target Audience
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, nurses and other health care providers working with students in a clinical setting.


The CCIP addresses the following topics:
• The relationship and partnership between the academic program and the clinical site and roles of the ACCE/DCE, CCCE, CI, and student,
• Planning and preparing for students during their clinical education experiences,
• Developing and facilitating learning experiences in practice tailored to meet specific student needs,
• Developing skills in and supporting ongoing learning through formative and summative evaluations,
• Identifying legal, regulatory, and ADA implications for clinical educators, including issues presented by HIPAA and Medicare, and
• Identifying and managing exceptional students and students with problems in clinical education.


At the conclusion of this class, participants will be able to:

• Be familiar with the Guidelines for Clinical Instructors and APTA’s Core Values.
• Be able to apply the principles of teaching and learning in the instructional process.
• Be able to define student readiness and plan and conduct relevant learning experiences.
• Be able to conduct and document formative and summative evaluation of student performance, including the use of the APTA Clinical Performance Instrument.
• Be able to adjust supervisory approach based on students’ needs.
• Apply legal, regulatory, and legislative issues related to clinical education.
• Have an understanding of and experience with the management of exceptional students and students with problems.

Course Schedule

Friday, May 30, 2014
7:30 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM Welcome & Introductions; Section 1: The Clinician as Clinical Educator
9:30 AM Break
9:40 AM Section 2: Readiness to Learn
12:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
12:50 PM Section 3: Facilitating Learning in the Clinical Environment
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM Orientation to the Assessment Center
3:30 PM Assessment Center -Stations1-2
5:00 PM Adjourn

Saturday,May 31, 2014
7:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM Section 4: Performance Assessment: The Clinical Environment
9:45 AM Break
10:00 AM Section 5: Legal, Regulatory and ADA Issues in Clinical Education
12:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
12:50 PM Section 6: Managing the Exceptional Student and Student with Problems in Clinical Education
3:00 PM Assessment Center- Stations 3-6
5:00 PM Closure/Evaluation

*Continental breakfast will be provided and lunch will be on your own. Several options are close by and more information about these venues will be given at event.

Participating Trainer(s)

Lisa Black, PT, DPT
Kelly Nelson, PT, DPT
Karen Paschal, PT, DPT, MS

Special thanks to Creighton University for the expert faculty for this program.

Contact Hours
Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants completing the program will receive 1.5 CEUs/15 contact hours along with the Clinical Instructor Credential Certificate. Non-physical therapy providers will receive 1.2 CEUs/12 contact hours.

New Information*
Clinical Instructors' (CI's)are now 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.

Required Form
Registrants are required to complete the APTA Participant Dossier Form and submit prior to first class session.
APTA now requires that all dossier's be typed (and will not be accepted if handwritten). A physical OR electronic signature is required.

To obtain a typeable copy of the dossier please contact the Office of Professional Development at 402.552.6148 or email professionaldevelopment@clarksoncollege.edu

Form may be completed and submitted electronically, scanned, faxed or postal mailed prior to class start, or turned in at first class session.
Fax number: 402.552.3622
email: professionaldevelopment@clakrsoncollege.edu
Postal address: Professional Development, Clarkson College 101 S. 42nd St., Omaha NE 68131

Target Audience
Licensed physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and licensed non-physical therapy providers with a minimum of one year of clinical experience or comparable experience.

Course Location & Parking

Clarkson College 121 South 44 St., Omaha Neb. (specific room will be provided at a later date)

Parking is available in The Nebraska Medical Center 'blue' Visitor/Patient parking garage located on the southeast corner of 44th St. and Douglas St. Please park on the upper - noncovered level. The parking structure is one block west of the main college building.

Course Cost & Payment

Class size is limited, so register early.
$90 for APTA members
$180 for non- members
$230 for non-physical therapy providers
Group discounts of 5 or more from the same organization available - call 402.552.6123 for information.

VISA, MasterCard and Discover credit cards are accepted online or over the phone. Individuals may register in person with cash, check or money order. For details regarding registering in person, call 402.552.0000.

Fee covers the cost of the CI Education manual, CI Credential and CEU Certificates (15 PT contact hours/1.5 CEUs), and registry in APTA’s database of credentialed CIs.

Course fee discount information Click here to open CCIP_Discount_Fees.pdf

Cancellation Policy

Refunds are not provided if an individual cancels less than 72 hours prior to class (after 8:00 am May 29, 2012), does not attend or does not complete entire class.

Registration Information

Registration deadline is Friday April 25, 2014. Registration and payment must be received by this date.
Preregistration is required. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Online: Register online with a credit card.

Phone:Register by phone with a credit card by calling 402.552.6148, 402.552.2311 or 800.647.5500.

In-Person:The Professional Development office is located in the lower level of Clarkson College, and the customer entrance faces the intersection of 42 and Douglas Streets. Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST View a Campus Map


Professional Development Office
PH 402.552.6148 or 402.552.2311 TF 800.647.5500

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m






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