CCIP Level ii (previously advanced ccip)

March 11-12, 2019
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

This voluntary program is designed for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who have supervised or overseen the supervision of at least one student in clinical practice, or have been actively involved in student learning and education since receiving the APTA CCIP Level I credential. Clinicians from other health care professions who have completed CCIP Level I and meet the above student supervision criteria are also welcome to participate.

Program participants must complete prerequisites including completion of a CCIP Level II Participant Dossier, a series of three online professionalism modules, and review of four articles, in addition to completing a live 2-day program with an Assessment component. Successful completion of the course provides credentialed CIs with 1.7 CEUs and the APTA CCIP Level II credential. Clinicians from other health care professions who complete CCIP Level II are eligible to receive 1.3 CEUs, but would not be awarded the Level II CI Credential.

For more information, please read the overview below.


From 2007 to 2017, the APTA offered the Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (ACCIP), which was available to credentialed physical therapists to advance both clinical teaching and best practice when providing student clinical education. The ACCIP has now been replaced with the CCIP Level II, which is open to a wider audience. The CCIP Level II both applies and goes beyond the concepts of the structured and effective learning environment from CCIP Level I to allow participants to further develop their clinical teaching skills and construct a clinical curriculum. The program's unique philosophy and design will enable clinical educators to achieve the best outcomes for student learning

The program is divided into three distinct parts:

1. Precourse assignments that include reading four articles and completing three of the online Professionalism Modules;

2. Clinical instructor education via an interactive didactic course format that is appropriate to all clinical educators; and

3. Assessment (credentialing) of curricula outcomes through an Assessment Center to apply information from the CCIP Level II.

These components are used together to first provide, and then assess, the knowledge and skill identified as essential for Level II CIs. Only CCIP Level II Credentialed Clinical Trainers recognized by APTA can conduct CCIP Level II courses.

Program Outcomes

At the conclusion of the Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program Level II, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss the benefits and key components of a clinical curriculum.
  2. Advance clinical teaching concepts learned in the Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program, Level I (CCIP I) as applied to the novice-mastery clinical practice continuum.
  3. Integrate professionalism in a clinical curriculum that promotes the guiding principles to achieve the Vision for the Physical Therapy Profession (2013) and the core values.
  4. Diagnose and foster a student’s clinical reasoning.
  5. Outline a clinical curriculum to meet key learning experiences critical to patient management in their practice.
  6. Integrate interprofessional education and collaborative practice into a clinical curriculum.
  7. Integrate advocacy into a clinical curriculum.

Intended Audience

Physical therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants who are APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructors and who have supervised at least one student since completing the education and credentialing program are eligible to register for this program.

Pre-Course Assignments

See link under registration form

Benefits of Completing the ACCIP

Here is how clinical educators who successfully complete the ACCIP will benefit:

  • Enhanced contemporary knowledge and skills in best clinical teaching.
  • Opportunity to enhance the quality of the clinical education experience at your facility through a clinical curriculum.
  • Opportunity for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to participate in a performance-based assessment process.
  • Assurance that the CCIP Level II meets standards of validity.
  • Professional development opportunity within clinical education.
  • Opportunity to network with other physical therapist clinical educators of varied backgrounds and experiences.
  • Individualized credential that recognizes personal and professional achievement regardless of setting.
  • Enhanced skill in integrating clinical teaching and clinical practice with students.
  • US and Canadian physical therapists/physical therapist assistants earn continuing education units (17 contact hours/1.7 CEUs*).

*Please note: Licensees should verify with theirstate licensing boardfor acceptance of continuing education units by reviewing the relevant state practice act and/or administrative code.

Program Configuration and Eligibility Criteria

The CCIP Level II is designed for licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who have supervised at least one student since becoming an APTA-Credentialed CI. Requirements to register for the CCIP Level II include:

  • Current license as a physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, or other healthcare professional.
  • Having earned APTA CCIP Level I credential (or CCIP Level I CEUs for other healthcare professional).
  • Having mentored, supervised, and instructed at least one student since completing the CCIP Level I.
  • Clinical competence in providing services in accordance with license, state laws and regulations, as authorized and attested to by the individual's direct supervisor.
  • Completion of the CCIP Level II Participant Dossier.

Workshop schedule

March 11

7:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Coursework

March 12

7:30 am Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Coursework

Continuing Education Credit

1.7 for PT's and PTA's


Laurie Kontney, PT, DPT, MS has been a Director of Clinical Education at Marquette University since 1994. Laurie has been an active member of the Wisconsin Clinical Education SIG since its inception in 1986 and has been involved in the development and instruction of clinical instructor workshops since 1987. She obtained her APTA Certification as a trainer for the APTA’s Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program in 1997 and for the APTA’s Advanced CCIP in 2007. Laurie has been involved in developing and conducting programming for clinical educators throughout the country.

Alecia Thiele, PT, DPT, MSEd, ATC/LAT is an Associate Professor and the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE) in the Physical Therapy Department at Clarke University in Dubuque, IA. She has been in this position since 1999, and also served as Assistant ACCE at the University in 1997. She obtained her APTA Certification as a trainer for the APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) in 2000 and the Advanced CCIP in 2007. She is an active member of the Iowa Clinical Education Consortium, the Treasurer for the APTA Education Section and has also served as the Secretary, National Clinical Education ACCE Co-Chair, Clinical Education Special Interest Group (CESIG) Secretary and CESIG Programming Chair for the APTA Education Section. Alecia has also served as the Center Coordinator for clinical education in her sports medicine practice area for the past 25 years.



Student studying on campus


  • Registration Form
  • Dossier (submit with registration form)
  • Pre Course Assignment Form
  • Registration Deadline
    February 9
  • Registration is limited to 45 participant but a minimum of registrants is required to hold the course. Marquette reserves the right to cancel this seminar up to three weeks in advance and will refund fee in full in such an event.
  • Cancellation of registration after March 1 will be subject to $50 administrative fee.
  • Tuition:
    APTA Member - $230
    APTA Non-member - $430
  • Tuition includes an APTA course manual and learning materials, continental breakfast, morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch.
  • Group discounts for 5 or more from 1 facility if all submitted at one time with single payment.
  • Continuing Education Credit
    To be announced
  • All participants must attend each session in its entirety and complete the Assessment Center to be eligible for APTA Advanced CI credentialing.
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