ABOUT Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

An F-1 nonimmigrant student may begin CPT after the Designated School Official (DSO) has completed the Form I-20 endorsement page. CPT is any alternative work/study, internship, cooperative education, or other type of required internship or practicum that is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with the school. CPT must be an integral part of an established curriculum.

F-1 nonimmigrant students participating in CPT must present the following three documents to establish identity and employment authorization: 

  • Unexpired foreign passport

  • Form I-20 with the DSO’s endorsement for employment

  • Form I-94 or Form I-94A indicating F-1 nonimmigrant status

When completing Form I-9 for an F-1 student in CPT, in Section 2 under List A, employers should enter the student’s:

  • Foreign passport number

  • Form I-94 number, and

  • Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) number and program expiration date from Form I-20

CR: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/complete-correct-form-i-9/complete-section-1-employee-information-and-attestation/foreign-academic-students



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