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.
Twenty (20) hours of proctored Hands-on training is required when applying for the CFCS Certification.
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).
You may also be proctored by an Advanced Practice Nurse, MD or DO if they have had specific foot care training and are qualified in this sub-specialty.
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.
The Podiatrist, CFCN or CFCS must complete the "Preceptor/Proctor Verification Form" and provide the original to the Applicant upon completion. Applicant will be required to submit the Verification Form with their application. The required form is available for download.
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