The CPT is mostly applicable only to students whose educational program mandates practical training as a prerequisite for graduation or completion of studies. In addition, the option to complete a CPT full time or part time exists, as long as the eligibility criteria for these options are met by the student.
Full time CPT:
Opportunity to gain invaluable international experience in an established U.S. organization.
A full time CPT is for internships with more than 20 working hours per week.
Part time CPT:
A part time CPT is for internships with less than 20 working hours per week.