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CFPM Podiatric Assistants Training Program

***Please note, the CFPM Podiatric Assistant Program is currently being revised and registration is temporarily on hold**

Train your assistants to become the star that you know they are. You can help more patients more efficiently with a well-trained podiatric assistant. Your assistant can train from home or office.  Get your podiatric assistants certified.

After taking this comprehensive course your Certified Podiatric Assistant will be trained in the following topics:

        • Office conduct and liabilities
        • History taking, charting, progress notes and physical exam
        • Anatomy of the foot commons podiatric problems
        • Basic biomechanics
        • Dispensing of footwear and orthotics
        • Padding and strapping
        • Instruments, equipment, supplies and sterilization
        • Chairside assisting
        • Medical emergencies
        • Diabetic foot screening

Along with the course there are many new workshops added to the CFPM conference for assistants to go along with the course material.

The CFPM is proud to offer such a comprehensive and exclusive program to our members and their assistant members.

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Cost:  $600 plus HST

Objectives of program and target audience
To train employed podiatric assistants and obtain a certification in podiatric assisting

Requirements to take the course

    • Registrant must be an assistant member of the CFPM and actively employed by a Chiropodist or Podiatrist member of the CFPM
    • High school diploma( a grade 12 biology credit is ideal)
    • To be eligible to write the exam, the student must have worked as a podiatric assistant for a minimum of one year 
    • Must have current First Aid and CPR certification

Pre-requisite book

Memmler’s Structure and Function of the Human Body, 10th edition. By   Taylor, Jason J. & Cohen, Barbara J. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkens, 2013.

Recommended books

    • Common Foot Disorders by Neale, Donald & Adams, Isobel. Churchill   & Livingstone
    • Saunders Medical Office Management, 3rd edition. By.   Alice A Andress

Timeline to Complete

12+ months (must write exam at conference within 23 months of registering for program).  At the end of each chapter are questions to be completed.  Please have your employer or colleague mark your chapter questions and record the completion date and grade. This information will be required to be handed into CFPM at the time of the final exam.

Recommended adjunct workshops

Hands on training or workshops are recommended to be completed at conferences prior to writing the final exam

Passing grade on final exam, examination date for first intake of registrants is at the CFPM conference in November 2018.

Must attain a minimum of  80% to pass

Maintaining Certification

After certification – 14 hours of continuing education in a 2-year cycle

Must be an assistant member of the CFPM and must be actively employed by a CFPM member practitioner

Must maintain their CPR certification

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Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine


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Burlington RPO, Burlington Mall

Burlington, ON L7R 4K2


Phone:  1-888-706-4444

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