Eligibility for Foot Care Certification
- Have a current RN License.
- 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 January 1, 2015, any candidate that sits for the Foot Care exam (CFCN®) must have a Bachelor's degree. 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.