Does the International Foundation issue Certificates of Attendance?
The International Foundation will issue attendees a (non-continuing education) certificate of attendance at programs where attendance cards are available. The computerized attendance cards document the number of sessions attended and determine if an individual is eligible for a Certificate of Attendance.
To earn this certificate, the individual must attend at least 75%* of the scheduled sessions and turn in attendance cards at the conclusion of each session.
*Note: Certificate Series, FTMS and ATMS programs require 100% attendance in order to earn a certificate of completion and/or certificate of achievement.
Will the Certificate of Attendance meet my continuing education requirements?
No. Attendance certificates do not meet the requirements imposed by provincial governing agencies for continuing education. Continuing education certificates indicate specific time and session information, log the total number of hours required for reporting credit and are signed by the continuing education provider director. To comply with regulations, continuing education records are kept for a minimum of five years, whereas attendance certificates are only kept on file for one year. If you require continuing education credit, you must request the added service prior to attending the course.
Can I earn both the Certificate of Attendance and the Continuing Education Certificate?
Yes. Deposit both the computerized attendance cards and the continuing education forms as you attend the program.