CGCP

Certified Geriatric Care Professional

Who is Eligible

Independently licensed rehabilitation or healthcare professionals, including:

  1. Occupational Therapist
  2. Physical Therapist
  3. Speech Language Pathologist
  4. Registered Nurse
  5. Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  6. Physician
  7. And more!

Learn more about who can become certified from our detailed list of eligible CGCP professionals..

Training Requirements

A minimum of 18 hours of continuing education in specific geriatric care areas. Learn more about CGCP certification training requirements.

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

  1. 2021 Geriatric Healthcare Summit by PESI - Certification fee included!
  2. The Ultimate Multidisciplinary Guide to Care for Older Patients by PESI - Certification Included!
  3. Certified Geriatric Care Professional Online Course by Impactful Caregiving - Certification Included!
  4. Pharmacology, Alzheimer’s, Injury Prevention, Pain Management & More by PESI - Certification Included!
  5. 2-Day: Geriatric Conference - by PESI

Wondering if a course meets the requirements for CGCP 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.

Additional Requirements

The applicant must attest that he/she has spent a minimum of four (4) years working primarily with geriatric patients.

Application Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your initial application payment of 249.99 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
    3. A completed CGCP application form

Renewal

To maintain CGCP certification, a renewal is required. After your initial 2-year certification, you have the option to renew for 2 years. A 2-year renewal requires 12 clock hours of continuing education related to geriatric care.

  1. End of Life Care - Strategies for Comfort, Communication, Choices & Control by PESI
  2. Challenging Geriatric Behaviors by PESI
  3. Challenges to Psychosocial Well-Being with Aging and Dementia: Mental Health, Relationships, and Caregiving by PESI

Renewal Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. 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
  3. Remit your CGCP renewal fee of 149.99 USD online

Learn more about renewing your CGCP certification with Evergreen Certifications.

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