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ACAPT/APTA offers scholarships for Clinical Instructors to attend ELC

If you receive the scholarship, please let us know by emailing us (need email) as there could be potential travel sponsorship from NCCEC.

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CI Training and Information

We offer online training, which includes CEUs.

CCIP Level 1 and Level 2 Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Programs for physical therapy clinical instructors

Helpful Documents for CIs

Did you know?

Even though we highly encourage CIs to become Credentialed Clinical Instructors, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants DO NOT have to be credentialed to serve as a CI.

Medicare and Supervision of Students

Check out our Medicare Resources, which include laws, regulations, guidelines, self-assessments and evaluations for student management

What is a Clinical Instructor of Excellence?

Clinical Instructors of Excellence are chosen by each Consortium member PT and PTA program and awarded to an individual each year on behalf of the NCCEC.

An Excellent Clinical Instructor (CI) is one who:


  1. Models in their practice integration of the patient/client management model as described in the Guide to PT practice.
  2. Supportively mentors the student by reinforcing student strengths and offering constructive and timely feedback to the student in integrating academic and clinical experiences.
  3. Skillfully uses the clinical environment to set up appropriate learning experiences and clearly communicates all aspects of the clinical education plan to the student, the SCCE and the DCE/ACCE.
  4. Is able to accurately rate the student on the assessment tool with supporting documentation, integrating a fair assessment of supervision needs, patient caseload capacity and quality of student performance.
  5. Models ethical and legal practice, and excellent relations with patients, family, caregivers and healthcare providers

Congratulations to the
2022 Clinical Instructors of Excellence!

Melissa Stillwagon PT, DPT

Community Regional Medical Center

Christino L. Valencia, PTA

Sutter Rehab Institute - Roseville

Jeff Cerepa, PTA

Mercy Medical Center- Redding

MIchael Brinkman, PT, DPT, OCS

Movement4Life, Templeton

Blair Limon, PT, DPT


Raymond Romero, PTA

Silver Creek Physical Therapy - Fremont

Allison Pieracci Yurasek, PT, DPT, NCS

Sutter Rehab Institute- Roseville

Evan G Copeland, PTA

The Avenues Traditional Care Center

Kristina Aoalin, PT

Select Physical Therapy, Los Gatos

Tom Sawyer, PT

Amundson Physical Therapy- Red Bluff

Congratulations to the
2021 Clinical Instructors of Excellence!

Jennifer Hata, PT, DPT

San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

Sharee Burgess, PTA

UC Davis Medical Center

Michael Vison, PTA

Tri City Physical Therapy

Matthew Countryman, PT, DPT

Salinas Valley Medical Center, Salinas

John Lovejoy

Concentra - SF Downtown

Alex Dedomenico, PTA

Select Physical Therapy

Heather Christensen, PT, NCS

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital

Jyoti Swami, PT, MS, DPT

Kindred Hospital San Francisco Bay Area

Brian Hickman, PT, DPT, CEEAA

Alameda County Health

Ash Alisasis, PT, DPT

Phys Med Physical Therapy

Congratulations to the
2020 Clinical Instructors of Excellence!

Nicole Jones, PT

Kaweah Delta Rehabilitation Hospital

Kevin Takao, MPT

Spine and Sports PT

Tetyana Pontarelli, PTA

Theragen – Gramercy Court

Ranjani Kumar, PT

Sunnyview Care Center

Christine Friesen, PT, DPT,GCS

UCSF Medical Center

Cynthia Chinn, PTA

Valley Pointe Skilled Nursing Facility

Bryce Stavness, PT

California Rehabilitation – Doctor’s Medical Center

Cynthia Allen, PTA

John Muir Health Concord- Acute Care

Kristen Waller, PT, DPT

Kentfield Hospital

Kyle Fardanesh, PTA

California Rehabilitation – Doctor’s Medical Center

Congratulations to the
2019 Clinical Instructors of Excellence!

Elaine Keith, PT, DPT

Washington Hospital Fremont

Julie Ryan, PT

Good Samaritan

Josie del Rosario

Rideout Memorial Hospital

Jaime Hutcherson, PT, DPT

Adventist Health Hanford

Michael Jimenez, PT, MPT

Jimenez Physical Therapy

Candiss R. Muramoto, DPT

Sutter Roseville Medical Center

Eugene Llamera, PTA

VA, San Francisco

Quincy Gardenhire, PT, DPT

Fairmont Hospital, Alameda County

Kim Van de Wetering, MSPT

Kaiser Santa Rosa

Christopher Mohr, PT

Compass Physical Therapy, Reedley

Brandon Gardner, PTA

Jenny Hammond