CGIP

Certified Geriatric Care Informed Professional

Who is Eligible

Professionals who work with the geriatric population in a healthcare or clinical setting at least 20 hours per week, including:

  1. Occupational Therapy Assistant
  2. Physical Therapist Assistant
  3. Certified Nursing Assistants

A detailed listing of eligible professionals can be found here.

Training Requirements

A minimum of 12 hours of continuing education in specific geriatric care areas Click here for details.

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

  1. 2021 Geriatric Healthcare Summit by PESI - Certification fee 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.

Additional Requirements

The applicant must attest that he/she has spent a minimum of one (1) year working primarily with geriatric patients.

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. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CEU or completion certificate
    2. A completed application form, found here
    3. Documentation of professional status in the form of at least 1 of the following:
      1. Licensed professional - copy of your professional license or designation
      2. Graduate student – copy of your unofficial transcript
      3. Other professionals – copy of your CV and diploma or unofficial transcript

Renewal

To maintain 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 recertification trainings include:

Renewal Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Upload the following documents to your account:
    1. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CEU or completion certificate
    2. Documentation of professional status in the form of at least 1 of the following:
      1. Licensed professional - copy of your professional license or designation
      2. Graduate student – copy of your unofficial transcript
      3. Other professionals – copy of your CV and diploma or unofficial transcript
  3. Remit your renewal fee online

Complete details can be found here.

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