NOTE: Beginning October 1st, 2022 --- 30 hours of Hands-on Proctored training will be required
Continuing Education (CE) Requirements
Twenty-five (25) hours of CE education. There is a "Continuing Education Verification Form" which must be completed. The CE Certificates from each program must be attached to the Verification Form. Programs must have been completed within 24 months prior to the date of Application.
***Program topics must be relevant to the foot and lower extremity.
Examples of acceptable topics:
Programs formats can include:
All programs must qualify to award Nursing Continuing Education (CE).
You must attach a copy of your CE Certificate of Completion with your Application Package.
You may use any qualifying CE.
Hands-on / Practical
Twenty (20) hours of proctored Hands-on training is required when applying for the CFCS Certification.
NOTE: Beginning October 1st, 2022
training will be required
The Applicant must complete twenty hours of proctored hands-on nail and callus care. The Proctor must be a Podiatrist, a Certified Foot Care Nurse (CFCN) or a Certified Foot Care Specialist (CFCS). This experience is hands-on by the applicant. It should be supervised by the Proctor but the Applicant must personally perform the foot care on the patient/client.
During the Covid Pandemic, if you are already an experienced foot care provider, you can meet this prerequisite by preparing a portfolio of 10 cases that you have recently treated. This Portfolio presentation method is only available to experience Foot Care Providers.
If you are being proctored, the Podiatrist, CFCN or CFCS must complete the "Preceptor/Proctor Verification Form" and provide the original to the Applicant upon completion. The required forms are available for download.
If you are using the Portfolio alternate method of satisfying the Hands-on training requirement, Applicant will be required to submit the "Practice Portfolio Form" with their application. The required forms are available for download.
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