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Eligibility for Foot Care Certification

Foot and Nail
  1. Have a current RN License.
  2. Complete BOTH of the following:
    • Accumulate (or attend a program providing) a minimum of 5 CE/CME credits (contact hours) specific to foot care, and
    • Accumulate (or attend a program providing) a minimum of 8 clinical hours under the direct supervision of an expert in footcare (i.e. Podiatrist, CFCN, etc.)

    Note: Both the CE/CME credits (contact hours) and clinical hours must be specific to foot care and must be completed within the previous 5 years from the date of the application while functioning as an RN

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Effective May 1, 2015

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS for Foot Care Exam
Initial (first-time) candidates must:

  1. Have a current RN License
  2. Hold a Bachelor’s Degree (or higher)
  3. Complete BOTH of the following:
    1. Accumulate a minimum of 25 CE/CME credits (contact hours) specific to foot care, and
    2. Accumulate a minimum of 40 clinical hours under the direct supervision of an expert in foot care for example: Physician, Podiatrist, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, or a CFCN®. The expert MUST HAVE experience relevant to foot care.
      • Both the CE/CME credits (contact hours) and clinical hours must be specific to foot care and must be completed within the previous 5 years from the date of the application while functioning as an RN.
      • Note: Candidates that do not currently hold the desired certification are considered an initial candidate, including candidates whose certification has lapsed. All candidates must take a certification exam to earn credentials initially. All who currently hold the certification at that time will maintain and be able to recertify their CFCN® credential as long as there is no lapse in certification. If credentials lapse, a Bachelor's degree will be required for establishing certification.

 

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