FAQ's: Got questions?
Here are answers to all of our frequently asked questions about CPEP Posture Certification, including...~Am I eligible to enroll?
~How will posture certification fit into my practice?
~What tools and ongoing support will I receive? Read on>>>
Who is eligible to enroll in CPEP?
Doctors of varied backgrounds (DC, MD, DO, DDS, DPM, etc.), physical and occupational therapists, massage therapists, personal trainers, athletic trainers, nurses, physical education teachers, athletic coaches, yoga and Pilates instructors, Alexander Technique and Feldenkrais instructors, Rolfers, physician and chiropractic assistants, senior care specialists, and other posture-focused professionals.
How will posture protocols fit into my current practice?
The StrongPosture™ protocols are a framework or flow of exercise you can teach patients/clients – a step at a time – over many visits. The protocol is specifically designed to mesh with the techniques, therapies and exercises you already offer in practice. Whether you prefer low-tech tools like wobble boards or new-tech like vibration boards – you’ll learn how all the tools you already have can be incorporated as peelbacks or progressions.
Is StrongPosture exercise right for my clients/patients?
Posture exercise is applicable to just aboutevery lifestyle, age, and fitness level. CPEP’s incorporate the posture protocols with all age groups, kids to teens, boomers, seniors and geriatrics. They work with all ranges of ability and activity, from teenage athletes to computer-bound professionals. Whether a patient/client is recovering from an injury or preparing for the Olympics, there is a way to peelback or progress the posture protocol to fit their specific needs.
How long do I have to complete the program requirements?
You have up to 24 months to complete the program requirements. Some enrollees complete certification within 3 months, while others take the full 24 months. If there is a special circumstance you may request an extension.
How does the online course work?
The online course is video-based and can be accessed 24 hours via any internet connection. Complete 20 minutes at lunch, or an hour at midnight… whatever works best for your schedule. Each time you log in, you have the option to pick up where you left off, or back up and review the material.
What if I am unable to attend a live seminar?
We've just launched a live, video-based platform for our international enrollees. CPEP enrollees who wish to fulfill the live 12 hour course requirement through the online video platform may choose this option. You'll benefit from the same interactive experience and feedback as seminar attendees, without having to travel internationally to a seminar. This specialized training replaces the live seminar component in the CPEP Posture Certification package, therefore there is currently no additional cost for this module (note, because of the one-on-one time requirement, the pricing of this optional module is subject to change).
I see "CPEP Certification" listed, and "Complete Posture Practice and CPEP Certification" listed. What's the difference?
"CPEP Certification" - the lower priced listing - includes absolutely everything required to achieve CPEP posture certification. The second option, "Complete Posture Practice and CPEP Certification" includes other items, like the digital posture assessment software, an additional corporate/community lecture, practice posters, banners and a portable grid for posture screenings, etc. This package is offered for those professionals who want EVERYTHING we have that complements the posture exercise protocols - and is packaged at a discount. Many refer to it as a turn-key posture program in a box (though it ships in several boxes)!
I know my plan is to get certified, and I want to take advantage of the discount... is there an extended payment option?
Yes! While you certainly have the choice to take the online and live courses à la carte - paying as you go, you can also register for the all inclusive program at the discounted rate and arrange 3-4 month payment plan. The advantages include; immediate access to all online and shipped materials, you're listed as CPEP-e once registered (instead of at the conclusion of the course).
I’ve already take the online course, do I have to repeat it?
If you’ve taken the complete 15 hour online posture practice course within the last 24 months, you may apply these hours towards your educational requirements for certification. If it's been longer, contact us to provide a few more details.
I’ve completed some of the required education in the past, and would now like to enroll in certification, is the cost the same?
No, if you have already completed a portion of the requirements, you will receive a reduction in CPEP certification registration. Please contact us before enrolling online. In many cases we are able to reduce the cost of registration.
Is there a discount if multiple people from the same office register for CPEP posture certification?
Yes, always, please contact us. 770-922-0700
I’ve already taken a live course, do I have to take another?
If you’ve taken a qualifying full-length 12 hour posture practice course within the last 18 months, you may apply those hours towards your educational requirements for certification. If you've taken a shorter length course, contact us with the details.
Can I apply the live and online hours to CE credit for license renewal?
Yes, in most cases the hours you earn can be applied to your professional license and/or certification renewal. The guidelines differ depending on profession and state/province/country where you reside. Please contact us for specific information. Our online course sponsor is Logan College. The live courses are sponsored by various educational institutions and vary depending on location and event host. Additionally, we are an approved provider for NCBTMB. Physical Therapists, Certifed Personal Trainers, Athletic Trainers, and many other health and fitness professionals have been successful obtaining credit approval. We are happy to provide the verification info and CE transcript to make the process easy.
Other than the education, support and tools provided with CPEP posture certification enrollment, what else will I need to begin implementing the protocols with patients/clients?
We recommend an anti-burst exercise ball, a stability trainer foam disc, an elastic exercise band, and a half-round foam roller. These items are available from your supplier, or contact us for a referral.
After I enroll in the CPEP program, where do I begin?
You’ll be contacted by the CE Coordinator who will also forward the CPEP Overview and Checklist. Use the checklist to plan and track your progress. We’ll set up immediate access to the online course, which you can begin at any time. There are also several tools that are shipped to you upon enrollment. These items complement the protocol and will be a great asset as you learn the protocols. You’ll also be able to begin implementing the concepts and exercises into practicewith your patients/clients as you learn it. Their excitement will boost your motivation to keep moving forward with the program!
How does this posture certification program compare to other posture certifications?
The courses, requirements, pricing, applicability, ease of implementation into existing practice, public and media perception and ongoing support vary vastly. We are delighted to speak with you to answer all your questions as they pertain to other posture certifications, posture techniques and integration into your existing practice and with current and prospective patients/clientele. Call us when you have a few minutes to talk. 770-922-0700
I'd like to see reviews of the posture certification program.
A good place to start is by reading the reviews, and watching the testimonial videos on our CPEP Reviews Page. See what other professionals say about the program and how they are successfully integrating the protocols into practice. Then, take a look at the course content reviews on our Seminars Review Page.
I have a few more questions about CPEP Certification…
Give us a call or send an email, we’re happy to answer your questions to see how posture exercise will fit your current practice.