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CAPTE Guidance

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) grants specialized accreditation status to qualified entry-level education programs for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

Read a FAQ about the difference between CAPTE and ACAPT here.

CAPTE guidelines

CAPTE resources include:

  • Directories of accredited and developing physical therapy and physical therapy education programs.

  • Aggregate program data & salary data for PT and PTA programs. This information is collected on an annual basis in CAPTE's Annual Accreditation Report (AAR).

  • CAPTE meets twice a year (spring and fall) to review physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs. Review CAPTE's most recent actions, including past actions, and reasons for these decisions (Public Disclosure Notices).


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