CFPS

Certified Fall Prevention Specialist - CFPS

The hard work that Certified Fall Prevention Specialists do can help patients not only after a fall has occurred, but also avoid future falls. Help patients meet their goals of returning to their life before a fall as well as maintain their mobility and independence by becoming Certified.

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Become a Certified Fall Prevention Specialist - CFPS

Who is Eligible

Who is Eligible

Helping professionals, including:

  1. Home Care Providers
  2. Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  3. Personal Care Assistant
  4. Physician
  5. Registered Nurses (non-Psychiatric Nurses)
  6. Occupational Therapist
  7. Physical Therapist

A detailed listing of eligible professionals can be found here.

Training Requirements

Training Requirements

A minimum of 12 hours of post-graduate level training in specific fall prevention topics. Click here for details.

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

  1. Improving Outcomes in Older Adults with Fall Prevention Essentials: Certification for Rehab Professionals by PESI - Certification Included!
  2. Fall Prevention Specialist Certification Course by PESI - Certification Fee Included!
  3. Fall Prevention Specialist Certification Course: Fall-proof Your Patients with Today's Best Practices-Certification Included!

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

Application Process

Application Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your initial application fee payment of 99.99 USD online
  3. Upload the following documents to your account:
    1. A copy of the candidate’s professional license
    2. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CEU or completion certificate
Renewal

Renewal

To maintain Certification, a reapplication 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 fall prevention-focused training since you were last Certified; a 2-year renewal requires 12 clock hours, and a 3-year renewal requires 18 hours.

Sample recertification trainings include:

  1. Aging Patients: Fall Prevention and Infection Control Challenges by PESI
  2. Fall Prevention Challenges: Real Solutions to Reduce Falls, Prevent Injuries and Limit Liability by PESI
  3. Geriatric Pharmacology by PESI
  4. Ambulation, Balance and Falls in Older Adults by HomeCEU
  5. Balance and Stabilization Training by HomeCEU
  6. Brace for the Falls of an Aging Nation by HomeCEU
  7. Client Safety: Preventing Falls and the Use of Restraints by cnaZone
  8. Comprehensive Management of Falls in Older Adults by SUMMIT Professional Education
  9. Coordinated Care Plan to Prevent Older Adult Falls by Quantum Units Education
  10. Current Concepts in Fall Prevention and Balance Reeducation for the Geriatric Population by HomeCEU
  11. Fall Prevention Strategies by SUMMIT Professional Education
  12. Fall Prevention Training Bundle by Pedagogy
  13. Fall Risk Assessment in Acute Care by SUMMIT Professional Education
  14. Healing Effects of Physical Activity and Movement by Allegra Learning Solutions
  15. Healthy Aging by Allegra Learning Solutions
  16. How Classes of Medications Impact Falls by SUMMIT Professional Education
  17. How to Safely Transport a Client by cnaZone
  18. Physical Activity and Healthy Aging by Allegra Learning Solutions

Renewal Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your recertification application fee online
  3. Upload the following documents to your account:
    1. A copy of the candidate’s professional license
    2. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CEU or completion certificate

Complete details can be found here.

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