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Who is Eligible:

To be eligible for CGIP certification applicants must be licensed or credentialed and work with the geriatric population in a healthcare or clinical setting at least 20 hours per week.

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Speech Language Pathologist Assistant
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Licensed Recreational Therapist
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Social Worker
  • Case Manager
  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Paramedic
  • Medical Assistant
  • Massage Therapists (Must be LMT or BCTMB certified)

Do you hold an advanced degree and professional license? You may qualify for clinical certification as a Certified Geriatric Care Professional! Click here to learn more.

By applying for certification, the applicant agrees to adhere to Evergreen Certifications’ Professional Code of Ethics

Training Requirements:

A minimum of 12 hours of continuing education in specific geriatric care areas.

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Pre-approved, 3rd party trainings that meet the training requirements for CGIP certification include:

Wondering if a course meets the requirements for CGIP certification? Submit a copy of or link to the course title, speaker, outline and learning objectives to info@evergreencertifications.com for review.

Please note that Evergreen Certifications does not offer continuing education, all training must be purchased directly through the accredited training organization. Training is not included in the certification fee.

Complete Clinical Hours:

The applicant must attest that they have spent a minimum of one (1) year working primarily with geriatric patients.

Application Process:

For your initial 1-year certification, please complete the following steps.

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your initial application payment of 99.99 USD online
  3. Upload the following documents to your account:
    • A copy of your professional license or designation
    • Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CE or completion certificate
    • A completed CGIP application form

Evergreen Certifications will certify applicants who meet the above requirements.

Please note: Certification does not imply endorsement of competency. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession’s standards.

To maintain CGIP certification, a renewal is required. After your initial 1-year certification, you have the option to renew for 1, 2, or 3 years. A 1-year renewal requires 6 clock hours of continuing education related to geriatric care since you were certified or last renewed; a 2-year renewal requires 12 clock hours, and a 3-year renewal requires 18 hours.

Sample CGIP renewal trainings include:

Renewal CE content cannot be the same content used for prior renewal or initial certification

Renewal Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Upload the following documents to your account:
    • A copy of your professional license or designation
    • Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CE or completion certificate
  3. Remit your CGIP renewal fee online
    • $49.99 for a 1-year renewal
    • $79.99 for a 2-year renewal
    • $99.99 for a 3-year renewal

Renewal training hours need to have been taken in the time since you were certified or last recertified.

Renewals are calculated from the date that your certification was issued. If you allow your certification to lapse for more than 3 years, you are no longer eligible to renew your certification and instead can reapply for certification

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