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Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP)

 Export to Your Calendar 8/1/2020 to 8/2/2020
When: August 1-2, 2020
From 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Butte Physical Therapy
125 Raley Boulevard
Chico, CA  95928
United States
Presenter: Michael Simpson, PT, DPT
Contact: Rita Pierson
(916) 929-2782 x105

Online registration is available until: 7/31/2020
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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


Michael Simpson, PT, DPT is the Director of the Clinical Education program in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at University of Southern California. He is a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist. He primarily practices in the acute care and critical care setting. He teaches clinical management of cardiovascular, pulmonary and general medical conditions, and threads acute care patient/client management throughout the curriculum.


Course Schedule

August 1, 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 2, 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 time after 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 31, 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 18, 2020.


Free surface parking


Courtyard Inn by Marriott Chico (1.2 miles, 3 min drive)
Residence Inn by Marriott Chico (1.2 miles, 3 min drive)
Oxford Suites Chico (2 miles, 4 min drive)
Best Western Heritage Inn - Chico (5 miles, 8 min drive)

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.

CPTA and Butte Physical Therapy will provide hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and we will follow all CDC and Butte County guidelines.

  • Anyone who is feeling ill should stay home.
  • Vulnerable (high risk) individuals – should continue to follow the State’s Stay-at-Home Order.
  • Wear face coverings – individuals are required to wear a face covering when in public. See face covering guidance.
  • Continue physical distancing – When in public, maximize physical distance from others (at least six feet).
  • Maintain good hygiene practices – Washing hands, use hand sanitizer, cleaning frequently touched surfaces, covering coughs and sneezes.