APTA Advanced Clinical Instructor Credentialing and Education Program

March 12-13, 2018
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Course description

We have been informed by APTA that the ACCIP curriculum has been undergoing an extensive curriculum revision over the past few years. The revisions are almost complete. APTA is running one last pilot program in November and using that feedback to finalize the course materials.

In fact, the changes to the curriculum are so significant that they are no longer calling it the ACCIP. Rather, it will be called “CCIP Level II” and it will replace the ACCIP.

APTA is in process of developing a new course description and outcomes language to use for marketing purposes and we will update the individual course page as soon as it becomes available.

Course objectives participants will learn

To be announced

Intended Audience

Physical therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants who are APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructors and who have supervised at least one student since completing the education and credentialing program are eligible to register for this program.

Pre-Course Assignments

To be determined

Workshop schedule

March 12

7:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:45 am - 5:00 pm Coursework

March 13

7:30 am Check-in and Continental Breakfast
7:45 am - 5:00 pm Coursework

Continuing Education Credit

To be announced


Laurie Kontney, PT, DPT, MS has been a Director of Clinical Education at Marquette University since 1994. Laurie has been an active member of the Wisconsin Clinical Education Consortium (WCEC) since its inception in 1986 and has been involved in the development and instruction of clinical instructor workshops since 1987. She obtained her APTA Certification as a trainer for the APTA’s Voluntary Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program in 1997 and for the APTA’s Advanced Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program in 2007. Laurie is also the Chair of the Program Committee for the Education Section of the APTA and has been involved in developing and conducting programming for clinical educators throughout the country.

Alecia Thiele, PT, DPT, MSEd, ATC/LAT is an Associate Professor and the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE) in the Physical Therapy Department at Clarke University in Dubuque, IA. She has been in this position since 1999, and also served as Assistant ACCE at the University in 1997. She obtained her APTA Certification as a trainer for the APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) in 2000 and the Advanced CCIP in 2007. She is an active member of the Iowa Clinical Education Consortium, the Treasurer for the APTA Education Section and has also served as the Secretary, National Clinical Education ACCE Co-Chair, Clinical Education Special Interest Group (CESIG) Secretary and CESIG Programming Chair for the APTA Education Section. Alecia has also served as the Center Coordinator for clinical education in her sports medicine practice area for the past 25 years.



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  • Registration Form
  • Dossier (submit with registration form)
  • Registration Deadline
    February 9
  • Registration is limited to 45 participant but a minimum of registrants is required to hold the course. Marquette reserves the right to cancel this seminar up to three weeks in advance and will refund fee in full in such an event.
  • Cancellation of registration after March 1 will be subject to $50 administrative fee.
  • Tuition:
    APTA Member - $230
    APTA Non-member - $430
  • Tuition includes an APTA course manual and learning materials, continental breakfast, morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch.
  • Group discounts for 5 or more from 1 facility if all submitted at one time with single payment.
  • Continuing Education Credit
    To be announced
  • All participants must attend each session in its entirety and complete the Assessment Center to be eligible for APTA Advanced CI credentialing.
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