Certification Program - Project Course

Project of Competency
 in the Perception-Action Approach

LEVEL: Advanced

The IPAA Certification Program is a dynamic, experiential process designed to expand and refine the clinician’s use of P-A Approach skills.
Certification Program Prerequisite: 

  1. Successful completion of the 5-day P-A Approach "Learn to Move, Move to Learn" Course. 
  2. Successful completion of the P-A Approach Mentoring Course
Project Course: Certification candidate presents a Project of Competency to an assigned Instructor/Examiner, to demonstrate competency/skills unique to the P-A Approach. Upon approval from the examiner, the candidate achieves Certification in the P-A Approach (C/PAA). 

Are you ready to take the next step in your professional development?  After completing both the 5-Day Learn to Move, Move to Learn Perception-Action Course or the Dr. Burris Duncan NIH Intensive Therapy Study training and the Mentoring course, enroll in our exclusive Project Course.

In this course, the Certification Candidate will present a Project of Competency to an assigned  Instructor / Examiner, further known as Examiner. The Candidate will demonstrate competency/skills unique to the P-A Approach using intervention videos, a written report, and a dialogue/discussion with Examiner. Following completion of the Project, and approval from the Examiner, the Candidate will be Certified by the Certification Committee and can then use C/PAA (Certified in Perception-Action Approach) as a professional title designation. The Project Course includes the following:

  • The Candidate prepares two (20 minute) intervention videos (one child) and a written report and forwards these to the Examiner along with the following: (1) Child information form and (2) Photo consent signed by the parent/guardian.
  • The written report relates the videos to the Competencies and follows the  guidelines enclosed within the Certification Information.
  • The Project is reviewed by the Examiner using objective criteria.
  • Examiner will determine if the Candidate has demonstrated successful completion for IPAA Certification.
  • Recommendation will be forwarded to the Certification Committee.
  • The Committee contacts the Candidate, in writing, of their Certification status. 

Target Audience: PTs, OTs and SLPs


IPAA is committed to ensuring that all educational activities are accessible to all learners, including people with disabilities. If you have any special needs, please contact us at ipaamoves@gmail.com.


Requests for cancellation must be made in writing more than 10 days prior to the course start date (first mentoring session) to receive a refund minus $20 administration fee. Cancellations by IPAA will result in full refund.


All virtual and in-person courses require attending the entire program, passing a post-test, and completing the course evaluation in order to receive a certificate of completion for the mentoring course and designation of certified PAA clinician

(C/PAA) for the project course.

For questions, please email charlene.fregosi@perceptionaction.org

Registration Process:

Thank you for your interest in the Certification Program.

If registering for this course, please note the following registration process:

1. Pre-requisites Required:

  • Successful completion of the 5-day P-A Approach "Learn to Move, Move to Learn" Course. 
  • Successful completion of the P-A Approach Mentoring Course

2. Review and Approval

Your application will be reviewed by the Certification Committee Chair within three weeks and you will be notified if additional information is needed to fully process your application. Once your application is approved, you will receive an email with instructions on registration and if any additional payment for the program is required.

3. Registration and Payment

Payment will be due in full at time of registration.

Bundled Discounted:
  • Mentoring and Project Course $900
  • Mentoring Course $600
  • Project Course (prerequisite Mentoring Course) $450

4. Project Course

Upon completion of the Mentoring Course, the Mentor will provide the candidate information to access the Project course and submit required projects.

5. Certificate of Completion

Once the candidate has successfully completed the Project, the Lead Examiner will provide the candidate with instructions that will enable them to complete the survey and download the IPAA Certification Certificate.
What We Offer

What's included in the Certification Program?

Program Requirements

Mentoring Program:
  • Assign a Mentor to candidate
  • Mentoring sessions scheduled
  • Complete assessments
  • Certificate of Completion awarded
Project Program:
  • Candidate prepares two (20 minute) intervention videos (one child) and a written report
  • Project is reviewed by the Examiner using objective criteria and forwarded to Certification Committee for successful completion
  • Certification Committee will contact the Candidate, in writing, regarding their Certification status

2 Intervention Video Projects

1 Written Report


Course Completion

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