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.

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 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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