• Programs that are candidates or are accredited, including probationary accreditation, must submit written notification of substantive changes to the program to APTA staff no later than 30 days after the change using the prescribed form.  Substantive changes include, but are not limited to, (a) a change to the sponsoring organization or program’s mission, goals, or objectives, (b) a change in organizational ownership of the program, (c) a change in leadership (e.g., changes in program director or program coordinator), (d) the addition of a site(s), (e) the addition of course content that represents a significant departure from existing offerings of the program, (f) a change in the method of delivery of the program (e.g., changes in in-person versus distant learning; changes from full-time to part-time program offering; changes to the number of educational tracks offered by the program), and (g) a substantial increase or decrease in total program hours.

    Programs may contact APTA staff for clarification on what changes constitute substantive.

    The notification of substantive change that a program submits to ABPTRFE must not contain protected health information (PHI) as defined in the privacy regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, 42 CFR Part 160.

    The report of a substantive change may trigger ABPTRFE action under the Ongoing Monitoring Rule.

    The scope of accreditation does not extend to additional site(s) unless the program has reported the site(s) as a substantive change and ABPTRFE has approved the additional site(s).

    Please complete the form below and submit it to APTA staff at resfel@apta.org.

  • Last Updated: 10/23/2015
    Contact: resfel@apta.org