Curricular Practical Training

For frequently asked questions and answers related to CPT, please visit the following webpages:

F-1 international students interested in participating in an internship or co-op are highly encouraged to attend a CPT workshop. However, due to the current COVID-19 situation, we are setting up webinars for anyone who didn't participate in an in-person CPT workshop. 

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is off-campus work authorization for employment (whether it is paid or unpaid), such as an internship or co-op, for F-1 international students to receive further training. Come and learn how to obtain CPT authorization from ISS and what you will need to do to remain in status while you are authorized for CPT. This workshop/webinar will discuss the requirements, how to request authorization, and other information related to CPT.

Upcoming CPT Webinars
The following CPT webinar will include the CPT presentation followed by Q&A.

Thursday, October 8 at 4pm
You can register for the CPT webinar at

Past CPT Webinars and Recordings
Past CPT Webinar Recordings
The following was the latest CPT webinar was on September 15th. 
You can view the OPT webinar recording at

The following CPT webinar inluded the full CPT presentation and was in April 23, 2020.
You can view the OPT webinar recording at

CPT FAQ Webinar 
The following CPT FAQ Webinar was hosted as just a Q&A to answer pre-submitted frequently asked questions pertaining to CPT. It does not include the CPT presentation.
You can view the CPT FAQ webinar recording at

If you have any further questions about CPT, please email
If you have questions about the webinar meeting or scheduling, please email

Event Details
DATE: Thursday, October 08, 2020