Clinical Assessment Tools
Clinical Performance Instrument
The PT and PTA programs of the NCCEC commonly use CPI 3.0 as the assessment tool for students on full-time clinical education experiences. Below are some resources that you may find helpful.
Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant Clinical Performance Instrument
Before accessing, please review the required training links below.
CPI 3.0 Training for CI/SCCE
This training is for the CIs and SCCEs. It addresses both PT and PTA student assessments.
CI User Guide
SCCE User Guide
CPI 3.0 Training for Directors of Clinical Education
CPI 3.0 Training for PT DCE
Training for PT DCE/ACCEs, assistant/associate DCE/ACCEs, and adjunct faculty.
CPI 3.0 Training for PTA DCE
Training for PTA DCE/ACCEs, assistant/associate DCE/ACCEs and adjunct faculty.
CPI 3.0 DCE-ADCE and Admin User Guide
Minimum Required Skills for Graduates
These documents can help guide you to decide when a student is entry-level. These skills are assessed in the CPI.
Minimum Required Skills of Physical Therapist (PT) Graduates at Entry-Level
American Physical Therapy Association: BOD G11-05-20-49
Minimum Required Skills of Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Graduates at Entry-Level
American Physical Therapy Association: BOD G11-08-09-18