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Practical Training USA Program

Program Overview

Qualified participants may work for up to 18 months, anywhere in the United States, in a CCUSA-approved training program in the categories of Management, Finance, Commerce or Business (includes hotel management). The training visa is not a long-term work visa but rather allows a company to train a participant in a field related to either their degree course or a present field of employment.

There are no fixed starting dates for the program and the training position can start at any time of the year. The maximum length for the program is 18 months but it is also acceptable for a position to be shorter (minimum length is 6 months).

Benefits of Hosting a Trainee

  • Trainees offer valuable academic and professional experience while sharing business practices from their home countries.
  • International trainees are a cost effective way of bringing cultural diversity to your work environment and promoting global understanding.
  • This unique opportunity attracts highly skilled, motivated trainee candidates who are focused and committed to their training experience.
  • If your company has a global network of locations, your trainee can use their U.S. based training to work in an affiliate office upon their return home.

Services to Meet Your Company's Needs

Placement Program

CCUSA will create a customized posting of your company's training opportunity to recruit candidates for you to assess.

  • Step One: To register for this opportunity, fill out a Practical Training Employer Placement Profile and submit this profile along with your one-page curriculum outline for review.
  • Step Two: Your company will be contacted within 2 weeks for an informational session to answer questions you have regarding the placement process.
  • Step Three: CCUSA will consult with your company on the training curriculum requirements. Your company will be required to submit a full curriculum defining the objectives, tasks and training methods.
  • Step Four: Once your training curriculum is approved, CCUSA will begin the recruiting and matching process with qualified candidates. The placement process can take up to 6 months to insure the best possible match.
  • Step Five: Your company will have the opportunity to interview and give final approval for your trainee.

Independent Option

  • Step One: Employers are responsible for finding a prospective trainee and offering a training program in one of the approved categories.
  • Step Two: Fill out a Practical Training Independent Employer Application and submit this profile along with your one-page curriculum outline for review.
  • Step Two: Your company will be contacted within 2 weeks for an informational session to answer questions you have regarding the practical training program.  At the same time, the prospective trainee must apply to a CCUSA office in their home country.
  • Step Three: CCUSA will consult with your company on the training curriculum requirements. Your company will be required to submit a full curriculum defining the objectives, tasks and training methods.
  • Step Four: Once your training curriculum is approved, CCUSA will begin the visa sponsorship process. Please allow 8 weeks for processing.

Trainee Screening Process

Trainee candidates are required to fill out a CCUSA application, obtain two references and go through an in-person interview to assess program eligibility. Trainees are evaluated based on their education/course studies, work experience and career goals as well as personality match and motivation.
To be eligible for PTUSA, a trainee must fit the following criteria:

  • Be at least 20 years of age
  • Have a degree or professional certificate from a post- secondary academic institution outside the US with courses in the same field as the training program plus one year of applicable work experience   OR 5 years applicable work experience outside the US in the same field as the training program.
  • Intention to pursue a career in the field in which training will be held
  • Fluent English language ability
  • Prospective Trainees can only apply for the Practical Training program through a CCUSA office in their country of citizenship. We do not accept applicants from countries where we do not have a local office (Note: Placement Program not offered in all countries).

Training Curriculum Requirements

A training program must clearly involve learning and training of a formal nature. This must be ongoing and closely supervised as well as demonstrating the achievement of specific goals that will be evaluated periodically by CCUSA. This program is not a work program. Only proposals that clearly define the training methods will be accepted. View the training program requirements and an example segment.

Positions that Do Not Qualify for Practical Training

The CCUSA Practical Training program is not open to positions that are classified as “unskilled” by the State Department regulations. View positions that will not qualify for our program.

Contact CCUSA

If you should have questions about the program, or any of the documents required, you may contact CCUSA via email, ptusa@ccusa.com or at 1-800-999-2267 or 415-339-1832.