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Can PSW's or other unregulated care workers register for Foot Canada Training's courses?

Currently Foot Canada Training's courses are designed for nurses, however this may change in the future. Our quarterly newsletter is the best way to stay up-to-date on our courses, curriculum license and textbook. If you haven't signed up to receive our newsletter, we invite you to do so by completing the Contact Us form.  


Do you offer any nursing foot care education opportunities outside of Canada?

Currently Foot Canada Training's courses and curriculum license are only available within Canada, however this may change in the future. Our quarterly newsletter is the best way to stay up-to-date on our courses, curriculum license and textbook. If you haven't signed up to receive our newsletter, we invite you to do so by completing the Contact Us form


Do you provide a T2202A CRA Tuition Certificate (tuition tax receipt)?

T-2202A CRA tuition certificates, which are required to benefit from the tuition tax credit, can only be issued by designated educational institutions such as private career or community colleges and universities certified by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). Foot Canada Training is a privately owned business, which does not fit in this category.

Although we do not provide T2202A CRA tuition certificates, we do provide an official tuition receipt to each student, which can be used to gain access to other financial aid opportunities, such as educational grants (see our financial aid page), claiming tuition and other course related expenses as an income tax business deduction (if in independent practice), full and partial reimbursement from employers who offer professional development funding or accessing funding from other sources, such as community or government programs. P
lease consult with your accountant for tax provisions specific to your situation. 


What is Foot Canada Training's head office mailing address?

Foot Canada Training, 2825 Lower Six Mile Rd, Nelson BC V1L 6L5

I want to become a Foot Care Nurse. What courses do I need to take?

The Online Foot Care Nurse Theory course (FCN Theory) offers a theoretical foundation to nurses in preparing to take their Clinical training which provides in-person clinical skills development. To practice as a Foot Care Nurse, nurses must ensure they have successfully completed both theoretical and clinical components of a FCN course, such as Foot Canada Training’s FCN Theory and FCN Clinical courses, or any other equivalent. 


I want to teach clinical foot care nurse courses in my community, what training do you recommend?

We recommend that experienced Foot Care Nurses complete the Online FCN Educator course as well as the Online FCN Theory course. Experienced Foot Care Nurses are eligible for a discounted tuition rate for FCN Theory. If it's been more than 5 years since you took your FCN course, consider contacting a Foot Canada Training Licensed Education Provider to discuss a Clinical Refresher course.


 Are there recognized certification processes or accreditation for Foot Care Nurse courses in Canada?

The Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses (CAFCN) is currently working towards the development of a certification process for foot care nurses in Canada. For more information on certification and accreditation, please review the CAFCN and the CNA websites.


Do you provide information on operating your own foot care business?

We recommend nurses considering private practice to contact a Foot Canada Training Licensed Education Provider to register for a Private Practice Workshop.


Is there funding available to help with tuition?

Yes, please visit our Financial Aid page for details.


Can I practice as a Foot Care Nurse in my province/territory after taking the FCN Theory & Clinical courses?

To practice as a Foot Care Nurse, nurses must ensure they have successfully completed both theoretical and clinical components of a FCN course, such as Foot Canada Training’s FCN Theory and FCN Clinical courses, or any other equivalent. It is the responsibility of each nurse to ensure they are working within their scope of practice by following health authorities, nursing governing bodies and association's policies, competencies, guidelines, standards, acts and regulations. 


Why would an experienced Foot Care Nurse take the Online FCN Theory course?

Foot Canada Training recommends that all Foot Care Nurses practice good continuing education habits by keeping their skills up-to-date. All returning students or experienced Foot Care Nurses are eligible for a discounted tuition rate for the FCN Theory course. Are you an experienced Foot Care Nurse who is looking to refresh their clinical skills? Contact a Foot Canada Training Licensed Education Provider to register for a Clinical Refresher course.


I live in a province/territory that does not currently have a licensed educator for the FCN Clinical course. What are my options?

We recommend prospective out-of-province students complete the following steps prior to registering for a the theory course:

  • contact a FCN Clinical location that provides Remote Learning Opportunities;
  • contact their professional regulatory body to ensure that the course meets the criteria to practice as a Foot Care Nurse in their home province/territory; 

I represent a college, university or health association interested in adding foot care nurse clinical courses and/or workshops to our course offerings. What options are available for my organization?

  1. Purchase the Curriculum License or hire a Licensed Education Provider.
  2. Use Foot Canada Training's Online Foot Care Nurse Theory course as a prerequisite to your exsisting Foot Care Clinical course.
  3. Use our Textbook as a resource.