Certification packets are distributed at the conclusion of the workshop. ELC certification does not require maintenance, although advanced certification is available.
Each training option covers the same material and includes:
The evaluator is able to provide service independently within his or her area of professional expertise.
An Evaluator certificate will be issued for an applicant when the applicant meets the 3 criteria for basic certification and supplies proof that requirements for independent professional practice have been met. Proof is normally provided in the form of a photocopy of the current professional license or registration certificate. Another form of proof may be substituted if it substantially confirms that the applicant has met the requirements for independent practice and is currently practicing at a professional level. For example, a copy of a professional malpractice insurance policy would be acceptable. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide sufficient documentation to confirm ability to practice as an independent professional.
The technician must provide service under the supervision of an appropriately trained professional who is also a certified ELC Evaluator. A Technician certificate will be issued for an applicant when he or she meets the 3 criteria listed for basic certification but is not licensed or registered to practice.
Students in healthcare professional programs qualify for certification as technicians. After the student completes all requirements for independent practice and submits evidence attainment of professional status, an evaluator certificate will be issued.
A file is maintained on each evaluator and technician for potential review by appropriately designated authorities with the permission of the evaluator or technician.
EpicRehab will customize training to your facility’s needs if you have six or more people to be certified. Trainers will arrange a mutually acceptable date for the training. In addition to the training cost of $450 per person, you will need to cover the trainer’s travel expenses and one-night hotel accomodation. We have trainers that are in close proximity to most facilities in the United States. Please e-mail EpicRehab for more information or to arrange a customized training.
NOTE: Because of the technical nature of the material, it is difficult to learn the process without formal training. For this reason, two persons from the same facility are encouraged to attend so that services are not suspended when one certified staff person is not available. Additionally, although it is normal to schedule one client on the Cal-FCP every two hours, with two people who are trained, one client per hour scheduling is quite feasible.
Do not build this equipment yourself or buy it from an unauthorized supplier; we do not support or authorize other suppliers or home-built equipment. The unauthorized builder is assuming a great risk for product liability. We impose these controls strictly in order to protect the public who relies on these protocols and the professionals who make the commitment to provide FCE services with integrity.