By showing your lifelong commitment to your authentic ALF Therapy education by pursuing your Fellowship, Mastership or Legacy Award with the ALF InterFACE Academy, you are showing your dedication to expanding your clinical knowledge and enhancing your professional credibility to the public. Successful completion of the formal process and criteria validated by Dr. Darick Nordstrom and the AIA faculty will result in the award level that represents your accomplishment.
Accreditation in the ALF InterFACE Academy (AIA) certificate program indicates attendance and completion of both didactic and hands-on training as well as passing a competency exam. It is open to newcomers and experienced professionals alike.
Maintenance of certification requires ongoing membership in the AIA and additional training, which ensures that practitioners stay current in their ALF Therapy education.
· Fellowship: A provider who is a licensed health care practitioner who has provided ALF Therapy services in their office for a minimum of 10 patients and has completed the ALF Foundations course including the hands-on portion provided by the ALF:HOME course and/or passes the Fellowship competency exam. To maintain fellowship status, the ALF Therapy Fellow must attend either one ALF InterFACE conference or complete 10 hours of AIA continuing education modules every 2 years to ensure that the provider continues to be updated on the most recent innovations and evolutions of ALF Therapy.
· Legacy: A provider who has been trained by Dr. Nordstrom for over 5 years, who has provided ALF Therapy services in their office for a minimum of 30 patients and has continued their ALF Therapy education either through online courses, study club meetings, conferences or hands-on courses with a minimum of 15 hours of AIA sponsored coursework within the past 2 years is eligible to apply for Legacy Provider Certification. The legacy provider will need to provide proof of prior hands-on course attendance with Dr. Nordstrom for the courses that qualify them as a legacy provider as well as pass the fellowship exam. To maintain their legacy status, they must attend either 1 conference or complete 10 hours of AIA coursework every 2 years.
· Mastership: A provider who is a licensed health care practitioner who has provided ALF Therapy services in their office for a minimum of 20 patients and has completed the ALF Foundations course as well as at least one of the Advanced level courses as well as successful completion of the 40 hour basic cranial course through the W.G. Sutherland Temporomandibulo-Cranial Dental Group or the Osteopathic Cranial Academy. To maintain mastership status, the ALF Therapy Master must maintain their AIA membership, attend either one ALF InterFACE conference or complete 10 hours of AIA sponsored coursework every 2 years.
Applications for certification status are now being accepted.
All providers who are taking or have completed the ALF Foundations course are automatically considered to be fellowship eligible and are able to start the credentialing process in January.
Those that have completed at least one Advanced Course in the AIA curriculum (Genesis, Grow or Guide) will be immediately considered Mastership eligible and will be able to begin the credentialing process shortly after meeting their Fellowship requirements.
There is a one time $100 fee to take the fellowship exam. Upon successful completion of the requirements, the newly certified provider will receive a professionally printed certificate suitable for framing describing their award and accomplishment. In addition, they will be recognized at the annual ALF InterFACE Conference and on the ALF Therapy website listing for certified providers.
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“Certification by definition includes a review, assessment or audit of the body or product being certified. In the case of the certification of a person, this review or assessment verifies that the person has the knowledge and skills for competent performance.
Graduation from a training or educational program is not sufficient. Years of experience in the field is not sufficient. Both of these are qualifications that signal the person likely has competence but it is possible for a person to graduate from a training or educational program and to not have learned what he was supposed to have learned. And it is possible for a person to have years of experience in a field, and for all of that experience still be incompetent in performance.
So while qualifications (education/training and experience) tell us something about the person, they are not a guarantee that the person has the knowledge and skills for competent performance. Only neutral, third party certification provides true, valid evidence.
Certifications are credentials awarded to persons who have demonstrated they have the qualifications AND the knowledge and skills for competent performance… And this has been attested to through third-party verification.”
Certification for ALF Therapy providers is offered through the ALF InterFACE Academy, a not-for-profit corporation.
The AIA hosts the ALF InterFACE conferences and provides third-party verification attestation for purposes of credentialing.
The ALF Therapy curriculum is hosted by The Synergy Academy, Inc. AGD PACE approval for courses is offered through the Synergy Academy, Inc.
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