F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

F1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Our office holds CPT workshops each semester, please see Calendar for upcoming sessions


  • Immigration regulations define CPT as training programs that are an integral part of an established curriculum; defined as alternate work/study, internship, cooperative education or any other type of required internship/practicum, which is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with the school.

  • The ‘training’ may be required for a particular course but the course does not need to be a requirement of a particular program of study.

There are two ways ISSO can authorize CPT

All CPT workshops dates can be found on CPT Workshop page and our ISSO Calendar

For your convenience, view the  CPT PowerPoint Presentation used in our Workshops                      

(Viewing this content does not  fulfill the requirement of attending an OPT Session)