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Clinical Educator Development - Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP)

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Involved

Workforce Development Focus

Workforce Issues Addressed


American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Physical therapists; occupational therapists; nurses, general

Improving the quality of healthcare workforce AND healthcare workforce retention

Providing educational opportunities for healthcare professionals to become more specialized in their occupation; Training current healthcare professionals in new techniques or practices; Expanding career and/or professional development opportunities of current healthcare professionals


The American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) is a voluntary clinical instructor education and credentialing program. The purpose of the program is to train healthcare providers that work in a clinical setting to become supervisors of physical therapy students. CCIP has two courses. The Level 1 course teaches participants how to plan and prepare for physical therapy students during their clinical education experience and how to evaluate the performance of those students. The Level 2 course teaches participants advanced clinical teaching concepts and teaches them how to create an outline of a clinical curriculum of their own. CCIP is open to PTs, PT assistants, OTs and nurses but only PTs and PT assistants can be credentialed.

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