CPT Overview

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) must be “an integral part of an established curriculum.” Federal regulations define it as “alternate work/study, internship, co-operative education, or any other type of required internship or practicum which is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with the school.”  See 8 CFR§ Sec. 214.2(f)(10)(i)

  • No matter if the work is voluntary or paid, the student must BE APPROVED for CPT before they begin working.