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CFPM Certified Podiatric Assistant Program

  • 1 Jan 2022
  • 12:00 AM
  • 30 Nov 2024
  • 11:30 PM
  • Varies


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

Requirements to take the course
High school diploma( a grade 12 biology credit is ideal).

Must be employed by a CFPM member practitioner (registered Chiropodist / Podiatrist)
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, a minimum of 14 hours of continuing education must be completed within 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.

Cancellation Policy:
No cancellation or refunds allowed once the registrant is in receipt of the assistants program manual.

A partial refund of 50% is permitted if a registrant ceases to be employed by a CFPM registered Chiropodist/Podiatrist within 3 months of registration. If employment cessation is after 3 months of registration; no refund is allowed. In order to receive the refund the manual must be returned to the CFPM office.

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Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine


P.O. Box 62026

Burlington RPO, Burlington Mall

Burlington, ON L7R 4K2


Phone:  1-888-706-4444

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