Curricular Practical Training

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Curricular Practical Training Overview

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization permits F-1 students to take an off campus job (work/study, internship, cooperative education, or practicum) that is directly related to their field of study and commensurate with their educational level.  

  • It may be paid or unpaid.  
  • In most cases, you must have been a full-time student for at least nine months prior to applying for practical training permission.  
  • CPT is authorized while you are still pursuing studies at UC Davis.

Curricular Practical Training Workshops 


Friday, April 12

3:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. 

International Center, Room 3130

Friday, May 3

1:15 p.m.—2:15 p.m. 

International Center, Room 2119

Friday, May 31

1:15 p.m.—2:15 p.m. 

International Center, Room 2119