The CAATE has compiled frequently asked questions for students, professionals and post-professionals. Find answers to your questions below.
PROFESSIONAL FAQS - Annual Report
For the Annual Report Section 42, it asks for compliance in the Standards sections. In the CAATE Standards the Personnel Section, Standard 13 requires programs to have a three year aggregate first-time pass rating of 70% or better. So if for the reporting period the institution does not meet that rating then they should mark that as non-compliant?
Yes, if the program director feels the program is non-compliant with any of the Standards, the PD should select “No” for the appropriate section. A pop-up window will appear requesting an explanation of a “No” response.
Please refer to the Glossary terms Preceptor and Health Care Professional located in the 2012 Standards.
Can we update our preceptor training date to reflect the most recent date (even though it occurs after the reporting period)?
The directory information (clinical site, faculty, and preceptor profiles) are dynamic and can be updated at all times. Programs are encouraged to put in the most recent training date. The reviewers will not be concerned with the training date occurring within the reporting year.
I evaluate competencies and interact with students when I am in the Athletic Training Clinic (as the Clinical Education Coordinator) but I do not have students assigned to me like our other clinical staff. Should I still list myself as a Preceptor?
It is assumed that the CEC and/or PD will evaluate students so it is not necessary for you to list yourself as a preceptor.
“Maximum Number of Students this Preceptor supervises at any given time” calculated? Should it include only students enrolled in the program, or observers as well?
Only students enrolled in the program should be included.
Would there be any issue from CAATE with us using a preceptor from another country if the preceptor is not BOC certified, but is CATA certified?
With the Mutual Agreement between CATA and BOC, the CAATE does not see an issue with using a preceptor who is CATA Certified. It would be treated like Texas licensure (non-BOC) where they would need a majority of their clinical experience with the BOC-credentialed individual.