Continuing Competency Form
Certification authorizes you to use the FGNA service marks and certification marks in the USA and Canada, on electronic and printed materials directly related to the practice of the Feldenkrais Method®, and training programs accredited by FGNA. Certification supports Feldenkrais® practitioners’ right to work in states and provinces that regulate hands-on work, and protects the profession and the public by requiring completion of educational and professional practice requirements, implementation of written Continuing Competence Plans, and adherence to FGNA Policies “E 184.108.40.206 Feldenkrais Method Standards of Practice”, “E220.127.116.11 Code of Professional Conduct” and “E18.104.22.168 Service Marks, Certification Marks and Trademarks.”
Upon completion of all graduation requirements for your accredited Professional Feldenkrais® Training Program, graduates are eligible to become certified through FGNA. Certification expires on December 31 each year, however initial certification for practitioners graduating after June 30 expires on December 31 of the calendar year following the year of graduation. There is NO FEE for this initial certification. Please click the box to complete and return the form below. Note: Feldenkrais® practitioners in the US and Canada must renew their certification with the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America annually.
Feldenkrais® practitioners in the US and Canada must renew their certification with the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America annually. If you have let your certification lapse, or if you do not meet the Professional Experience or Continuing Education requirements, you must apply for Provisional Certification. Please click the box to complete and return the form below.
Twenty-Year Certification- Practitioner
Practitioners with twenty cumulative years of certification are eligible to receive Twenty-Year Certification after completing an affidavit of eligibility. Practitioners who have received Twenty-Year Certification must still renew their certification annually, though they are exempt from the Professional Practice and Continuing Competence Plan requirements for certification. Those who qualify must pay full membership dues to be a member of FGNA.
Lifetime Certification- Practitioner
All graduates of the San Franscico 1 (1977) and Amherst (1983) Training programs with Moshe Feldenkrais are eligible for LIFETIME CERTIFICATION (as opposed to lifetime membership) after completing an affidavit of eligibility, and agreeing to follow FGNA policies. What this means for those who qualify:
- Once you have received Lifetime Certification, you don't have to renew your certification.
- Beginning in 2017, you now have a special rate for membership without having to pay certification.
As more members begin sharing the Feldenkrais Method® with other professionals, it needs to be made clear that those participants are not authorized to teach the Feldenkrais Method. This form needs to be distributed and signed whenever a workshop involves the practice of Functional Integration® Please keep these signed agreements on file.
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