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APTA Level 1 
Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP)

Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9, 2024
Course Instructors:
Lori Hocham, PT, M.S., PhD
Nicki Silberman, PT, DPT, PhD

The Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) provides clinicians with the skills and information necessary to provide a structured learning environment and enhanced educational experience for students. Course content reflects an interdisciplinary approach to experiential learning methods, with an emphasis on didactic content related to clinical teaching, supervision, and evaluation. Participants are expected to understand and integrate the behaviors and traits of highly effective educators, role models, and mentors into their performance as a clinical instructor.

Who should attend? 

This course is intended for health care providers in a clinical setting with more than one year of experience serving as a clinician and who intend to provide clinical education in a supervisory role to students, including physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and health care providers from other professions. Both new and experienced physical therapist and physical therapist assistant educators will benefit from participating in the course. Classroom interaction is emphasized as a means to highlight and discuss different ideas and create a shared learning environment in which each student brings a unique and valuable perspective to the conversation. Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who successfully complete this course will receive a credential which verifies their status as an APTA-Credentialed Clinical Instructor (CI). 


Upon successful completion of the CCIP, the participants will learn to:

  • Plan and prepare for health care clinical education experiences

  • Support learning through questioning and effective feedback

  • Identify and implement performance evaluation metrics

  • Manage students with exceptional situations or circumstances

  • Explore legal implications for clinical educators, including issues presented by ADA legislation


PT/PTA clinical educators who successfully complete the CCIP can earn 1.6 CEUs/16 contact hours*

Non-physical therapy providers who successfully complete the CCIP can earn 1.2 CEUs/12 contact hours*

*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  



Day OneSaturday


Day 1 morning session: (Section I and II)

8:00 – 8:15 Light breakfast, Orientation and Introductions

8:15 – 12:00 Clinician as Educator, Readiness to Learn


12:00-1:00 Lunch Break (on your own)


Day 1 afternoon session: (Section III and IV)

1:00 – 5:00 Facilitating Learning, Performance Assessment

Day TwoSunday

Day 2 morning session: (Sections V and IV)

8:00 – 8:15 Light breakfast and Review

8:30 – 12:30 Legal, Regulatory, & ADA, Managing Exceptional and Problem Students


12:30 – 1:30 Lunch Break (on your own)


Day 2 afternoon session: Assessment Center

1:30 – 1:45 Orientation to Assessment Center

1:45 – 4:45 Assessment Center Activities



Any opinions, findings, recommendations, or conclusions expressed by the speaker(s) do not necessarily reflect the views of Professional Seminars. Professional Seminars reserves the right to substitute a qualified instructor due to unforeseen circumstances. Registrants will not receive a certificate until payment has been received and the course has been successfully completed. Certificates of completion are distributed electronically upon successful completion of course survey. If a payment is refunded for insufficient funds, a processing fee wil be charged as allowed by law.


Dr. Lori Hochman is an Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education in the DPT program at New York Institute of Technology and became a clinical instructor certified trainer in 2019. She received B.S. from Tulane University with a major in psychology, her B.S./M.S. in Physical Therapy from Long Island University, and her PhD from Nova Southeastern University. Upon entering the profession, Dr. Hochman worked at medical center primarily treating patients recovering from a wide variety of neurological and orthopedic impairments. She spent several years as the clinical specialist on a brain injury unit before becoming the rehabilitation supervisor of the inpatient rehabilitation unit. Dr. Hochman is currently the co-chair of the New York/New Jersey Clinical Education Consortium. She teaches coursework that focuses on professional practice and clinical education to help prepare students for their role in the interprofessional healthcare community. 

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Dr. Nicki Silberman is an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Education in the DPT Program at Hunter College. Dr. Silberman has been a clinical instructor certified trainer since 2009. She has her BA from Tufts University, MPT from the University of Delaware, tDPT from the MGH Institute of Health Professions and PhD from Nova Southeastern University. She was chairperson of the ACAPT Simulation in Physical Therapy Education Consortium, participated on the ACAPT Student Readiness Panel and is actively involved in the New York/New Jersey Clinical Education Consortium. Dr. Silberman’s research interests include simulation, PT student preparation and performance in the acute care setting, and PT clinical education. Her teaching focuses on professional practice, preparation for clinical education and acute care physical therapy.


Email:    Phone: (631) 359-2450    Fax: (631) 359-2450


Professional PT - Garden City, NY

645 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530


Registration can be completed here: -> Find CCIP Level I Course -> In-person -> View additional course information and register-> New York  -> Level 1 Credential CI Course Application. You will be asked to “choose offering” and click on New York and you find the course

APTA Member Registration:  $210.00

APTA Non-Member Registration:  $315.00

Other Discipline Registration:  $400.00

Registration Closes: 


Individuals must request a refund 72 hours prior to the date of the course.  Only APTA portion of registration fee will be refunded.

2024 CCIP Online Payment Form

Before Submitting Payment Please make sure that you have first completed the Level 1 Credentialed Clinical Instructor Course Application on the APTA website.


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