Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program

March 14-15, 2022
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Course objectives

  • Plan and prepare for physical therapy students during their clinical education experience.
  • Support continuing education through questioning and effective feedback.
  • Acquire performance evaluation skills.
  • Identify and manage students with exceptional situations.
  • Recognize legal implications for clinical educators, including issues presented by ADA legislation.

Assessment Center

The Assessment Center provides an opportunity to apply information from the program in various simulated situations/stations. Successful completion of all stations in the Assessment Center results in the awarding of APTA CI credentialing. Each participant must attend all sessions of the course and Assessment Center in its entirety to be eligible for credentialing.

PT and PTA participants have the ability to earn 1.6 CEUs (16 in WI) and the APTA CCIP Level 1 credential. Clinicians from other health care professions who complete the CCIP Level 1 course are eligible to receive 1.2 CEUs,(12 in WI) but are not awarded the Level 1 CI credential.

Experienced clinical instructors have the option to take the assessment for Level 1 without sitting through the course.

Agenda (8:00am - 5:00pm daily)

Section 1: The Clinician as Clinical Educator
Section 2: Readiness to Learn
Section 3: Facilitating Learning in the Clinical Environment
Section 4: Performance Assessment - The Clinical Environment
Section 5: Legal, Regulatory and ADA Issues in Clinical Education
Section 6: Managing the Exceptional Student & Student with Problems

Continuing Education Credit

The workshop is offered for 16 credit hours which may be applied toward licensure requirements for physical therapists. A certificate of attendance will be provided to each participant.


Danille Parker is Director of Clinical Education for the Physical Therapy program at Marquette University and has been involved in instruction in clinical instructor workshops since 2006. She obtained her APTA certification as a Certified Trainer for the APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) in 2017.

Requirements for Taking the Level 1 Course

  • Complete an online registration for the course at
  • Upload a copy of or provide a link to current PT or PTA license (if applicable).
  • Approval of registration, after review, by the course trainer.
  • Course registration fee ($100/member, $200/nonmember).*

* Included as part of APTAs course registration fee are the Level 1 manual, Assessment Center, CI credential (PTs and PTAs only) and CEU certificate(s), CI credential pin, and registry in an APTA database. Additional fees by the sponsoring organization may apply to cover course related expenses.

Student studying on campus


  • To register, go to:
  • Registration Deadline February 22, 2022.
  • Access the CCIP online system, which takes you to the APTA login screen.
    • If you are an APTA member, this will be your APTA login.
    • If you are not an APTA member, choose Create a Free Account. If you withdraw within 72 hours of the course start date, you will not receive a refund of the APTA registration fees.
  • Once you have completed the APTA registration, email who can approve your application.
    Marquette University will collect fees for APTA, honorariums, food, and administration fees.
  • Please pay here.
    When the link opens you type in the amount to pay ($215 for members and $400 for Non members) and hit pay now and it will have you fill in your information. Under Custom Fields there is a drop down list for Payment Reason, so please select the bottom link of Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course Pmts.
  • Leave MU Student ID blank, but fill in the rest and hit submit.
  • Registration is limited to 40 participants but a minimum # of 12 registrants is required to hold course. Marquette University reserves the right to cancel this seminar up to three weeks in advance and will refund MU additional fee in full in such an event. Cancellation of registration after March 1 will be subject to $50 administrative fee.
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