Certified Geriatric Care Professional - CGCP

Certified Geriatric Care Professional

Who is Eligible

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. Chiropractor

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. Geriatric Healthcare Summit by PESI - Certification fee included!
  2. Geriatric Care Certification for PTs and PTAs by PESI - Certification Included!
  3. The Ultimate Multidisciplinary Guide to Care for Older Patients by PESI - Certification Included!
  4. Certified Geriatric Care Professional Online Course by Impactful Caregiving - Certification Included!
  5. Pharmacology, Alzheimer’s, Injury Prevention, Pain Management & More by PESI - Certification Included!
  6. 2-Day: Geriatric Conference - by PESI
  7. Geriatric Certification Course: Dementia, Medication, Wound, Fall & Nutrition Updates by PESI - Certification Included!
  8. Next Level Geriatric Care Certification: Training Course for Rehab Professionals by PESI - Certification Included!
  9. The Complete Geriatric Certification Course: Best Practices and Advanced Multidisciplinary Strategies for Complex Patient Care by PESI - Certification Included!

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. 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 CE or completion certificate
    3. A completed CGCP application form
  3. Remit your initial application payment of 249.99 USD online

Renewal

To maintain CGCP certification, a renewal is required after your initial 2-year certification. 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 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:
    1. A copy of the candidate’s professional license
    2. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CE 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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