Friday and Saturday, January 10-11, 2020 | Omaha, NE

This is the APTA recognized Clinical Instructor Education & Credentialing Program and is being hosted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center Division of Physical Therapy Education and Creighton University Physical Therapy Program. 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 AACIP has now been replaced with the Credentialed Clinical Instruction Program Level 2 (CCIP Level II) which is open to a wider audience. The CCIP Level 2 both applies and goes beyond the concepts of the structured and effective learning environment from CCIP Level 1 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.

Who should attend?

The CCIP Level 2 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 1 credential. Clinicians from other health care professions who have completed CCIP Level 1 and meet the above student supervision criteria are also welcome to participate but would not be awarded the Level 2 credential.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program Level 2, the participant will be able to:

CEU Information

Successful completion of the course provides credentialed CI’s with 1.7 CEUs and the APTA CCIP Level 2 credential. Clinicians from other health care professions who complete CCIP Level 2 are eligible to receive 1.3 CEUs but would not be awarded the Level 2 CI Credential.
*Please note: Licensees should verify with their state licensing board for acceptance of continuing education units by reviewing the relevant state practice act and/or administrative code. For more information about licensure, visit http://www.apta.org/Licensure/.


Participants must attend each session in its entirety and complete the assessment center to be eligible for credentialing.

Day One – Friday

7:00 a.m.   Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m.   Welcome & Introductions
8:30 a.m.   Section 1 - Creating a Clinical Curriculum
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Section 2 - Advanced Teaching Strategies
12:00 p.m. Lunch provided
12:45 p.m. Section 2 - Advanced Teaching Strategies continued
1:15 p.m.   Section 4 - Patient/Client Management
3:00pm      Break
3:15 p.m.   Section 3 - Professionalism in Practice
4:00 p.m.   Assessment Center Orientation
                    - Part 1 Advanced Clinical Teaching
                    - Part 2 Professionalism
4:30 p.m.   Section 5 - Clinical Reasoning
5:30 p.m    Adjourn

Day Two – Saturday

7:30 a.m.   Continental Breakfast
7:45 a.m.   Section 5 - Clinical Reasoning Continued
9:30 a.m.   Assessment Center
                    - Part 3 Clinical Reasoning
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m  Section 6 - Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice
11:45 a.m. Lunch provided
12:30 p.m. Section 7 – Advocacy
1:00 p.m.   Assessment Center
                    - Part 4 Advocacy
1:30 p.m.   Assessment Center
                    - Part 5 Review Clinical Curriculum with peer evaluation
2:45 p.m.   Break
3:00           Assessment Center
                    - Part 5 Review Clinical Curriculum continued
4:00           Score Assessment Center
4:30pm      Adjourn

Contact Info

Email Phone: 402.559.8173 Fax: 402.559.8626

Course Location

University of Nebraska Medical Center – Omaha, NE
Bennett Hall – Located at the northwest corner of south 42nd Street & Emile
Room 3003

Hotel Info

Creighton University Hotel Information (discounted rates available).

Registration Info

APTA Member Registration: $100.00
APTA Non-Member Registration: $225.00
Other Discipline Registration: $225.00
Clinical Instructor Discount: $40.00

Registration Closes: Due to logistical considerations, we are unable to accommodate any registrations after December 1, 2019.

Required Pre-Course Documents

To be eligible to attend this course, all participants must:

Send documents to pteducation@unmc.edu within 48 hours of registration. The credentialed trainer reviews all documentation to determine acceptance into the course based on specified criteria.


Karen Paschal, PT, DPT, FAPTA

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Individuals must request a refund 72 hours prior to the date of the course. Please email refund inquiries.