Holding a Myopain Seminars Certification
In 2018, several accreditation agencies recommended that Myopain Seminars start adding expiration dates to our certification programs, such as the various CMTPT and CODN programs. Therefore, from July 2018 onwards, all certifications issued by Myopain Seminars feature an expiration date and are valid for five years. If you graduated before July 2018, your certification will not expire.
Earning a Myopain Seminars certification is a big deal! You attended several courses, watched video presentations, studied lectures and a trigger point dry needling textbook, and passed challenging practical and theoretical examinations. Being certified, for example, in trigger point dry needling, is a significant achievement, which demands an ongoing commitment to expanding your knowledge and skills by staying current on the latest scientific updates and treatment techniques. Holding a Myopain Seminars certification shows that you are a dedicated professional with the best in mind for your patients. If you ever were to be challenged in court, your certification will speak to your professional attitude, your specialized knowledge and skills, and abilities to perform dry needling or manual therapy at the highest level (check out our other blog on this topic).
Renewing Your Myopain Seminars Certification
Of course, it is important always to be educated and stay abreast of the latest developments in the field. Maintaining your dry needling certification or manual trigger point certification shows your commitment to high-level patient care and appreciation of scientific advances. Compared to the initial examinations, renewing your certification is going to be a bit easier! To maintain your Myopain Seminars certification, you have a range of available options. Any time during the five years,
- Attend at least one advanced level Myopain Seminars course
- Publish a dry needling or manual therapy paper in a peer-reviewed journal
- Publish a pain science paper in a peer-reviewed journal
- Present a lecture about dry needling at a national or international professional congress
- Retake any previously attended Myopain Seminars course
In addition, you must be in good standing with your professional license board.
Myopain Seminars offers several advanced level courses:
- Advanced Dry Needling Dissection
- Canine Trigger Point Management
- Dry Needling for Pelvic Pain
- Fu Subcutaneous Needling – American Version
- Mastery & Update of Dry Needling
To maintain active certification status, you must apply for renewal of certification to Myopain Seminars every five years. The advanced course, published article, teaching, etc., must occur within the five years from the date of your certification to count for that period. If you complete more than one of the requirements during the five years, you will not be able to carry over any achievements into the next 5-year period.
For example, if you graduated in November of 2018, you need to complete the minimum requirements any time before November 2023. No later than October 2023, you need to submit the re-certification form with supporting documentation to our administrative offices with an administrative fee of $50 to be recertified for another five years. Once your credentials have been verified, you will receive a new Certificate.
If you are not applying for renewal of your certification at the end of the five years or do not produce the required supporting documentation at that time, your certification will be expired.
Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, President & CEO, Myopain Seminars