Home | FIND A PT | Print Page | Sign In | JOIN CPTA
Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP)
Register Map this EventMap this Event Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend
Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP)

 Export to Your Calendar 8/8/2020 to 8/9/2020
When: August 8-9, 2020
From 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Where: Map this event »
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
24451 Health Center Drive – Classroom 1
Laguna Hills, CA  92653
United States
Presenter: Marijean Piorkowski, PT, DPT
Contact: Rita Pierson
(916) 929-2782 x105

Online registration is available until: 8/7/2020
« Go to Upcoming Event List  

Course Description

This program is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a Clinical Instructor (CI) Education and Credentialing Program. The program was developed through a grant funded by APTA.

The program addresses issues of planning and preparing for students from the health care disciplines during their clinical education experiences; developing learning experiences and supporting ongoing learning through questioning and effective feedback. Skills of evaluation are discussed, as well as the identification and management of students with exceptional situations. The program closes with a brief look at legal implications for clinical educators, including issues presented by ADA legislation.

The “Assessment Center” provides each participant with the opportunity to apply information from the program in simulated situations. Successful completion of each station in the Assessment Center results in the awarding of APTA’s CI Credential. The six assessment center stations are integrated into the program schedule.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify roles and responsibilities of CI’s
  • Assess a student's readiness to learn
  • Plan clinical learning experiences
  • Evaluate student performance
  • Demonstrate skills to manage the exceptional student
  • Discuss legal issues in clinical education


Marijean Piorkowski, PT, DPT is retired as the Department Chair of the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Cerritos College in 2009. She is a graduate of Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles Physical Therapy program, received a MS in Kinesiology from UCLA, and her DPT from Western University. She has been a physical therapist since 1965, a clinical instructor, a clinical coordinator of clinical education, and academic coordinator of clinical education. She continues to practice in an acute care hospital. She has taught the APTA Clinical Education and Credentialing Program course since 1997.


Course Schedule

August 8, 2020

7:45-8:00 am     Registration

8:00-8:15 am     Introduction

8:15-9:30 am     Section I
                                    The Clinician as Clinical Educator

9:30-9:45 am     Break

9:45-12:15 pm   Section II

                                    Readiness to Learn

12:15-1:15 pm   Lunch (on your own)

1:15-3:15 pm     Section III
                                     Facilitating Clinical Learning

3:15-3:30 pm      Break  

*3:30-5:00 pm    Orientation to the Assessment Center (AC) and Score Report

                                     AC Stations 1 and 2
                                       Scoring, Questions, and Answers


August 9, 2020

8:00-10:00 am       Section IV 

                                         Performance Assessment/CPI 

10:00-10:15 am     Break 

10:15-12:15 pm     Section V

                                          Legal Issues

12:15-1:30 pm         Lunch (on your own)

1:30-3:00 pm          Section VI

                                          Managing the Exceptional Student 

3:00-3:15 pm            Break 

*3:15-5:30 pm         AC Stations 3, 4, 5, and 6 

                                         (Take a break as needed any timeafter Station 4)

                                         Scoring and Post-test 

                                          Questions and Answers 

                                          Course Evaluation 


Approved for 16.0 contact hours or 1.6 CEUs

Target Audience

PTs and PTAs who work with students or foreign trained licensed applicants. Instructional Level is Basic-Intermediate.

Registration Fees

Registration received by July 25, 2020
$375 APTA PT and PTA members
$595 Non-members

Add $100 for late registration.
No on-site registration permitted.


All cancellation requests must be received in writing to awiesemann@ccapta.org – no exceptions. A full refund, less 20% service fee, if cancellation is received 14 days prior to the start of the course. No refunds after July 25, 2020.


Free surface parking


Courtyard by Marriott – 23175 Avenida da la Carlota, Laguna Hills, CA
Laguna Hills Lodge – 23932 Paseo de Valencia, Laguna Hills, CA
The Hills Hotel, An Ascend Collection Hotel – 25205 la Paz Road, Laguna Hills, CA

Special Note(s)

Registrants must complete a dossier electronically. Dossier is emailed to you and embedded in the registration confirmation. Please return the dossier at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course.