Diabetes foot care service workers assist Indigenous people that are affected by or at risk of diabetesand its complications. They strive to empower individuals through education, self-care resources, professional screening, ongoing care and referrals. They provide holistic support for a continuum of seamless services which include educating and connecting community members to Indigenous agency
partners and local health professionals.
The ICBOC Horizontal Laddering Certification System allows Certified Indigenous Diabetes Community Support Workers to switch their certification to that of another certification at an equivalent level. Existing experience, knowledge and skills will be transferred and counted towards the new certification, so that an applicant does not have to start from scratch to obtain the new certification.
The ICBOC Vertical Laddering Certification System allows Certified Indigenous Diabetes Community Support Workers to upgrade their certification to that of Certified Indigenous Diabetes Community Support Coordinators when they meet the work experience standards and training/Education requirements for that certification level. This can be achieved over time by the accumulation of training hours and years of practice acquired through recertification.
Three certifications are available for the Diabetes Foot Care Program
- Certified Indigenous Foot Care Program Assistant (CIDP-FCPA)
- Certified Indigenous Client Services Worker (CIDP-CSW)
- Certified Indigenous Foot Care Coordinator – Level I, II or III (CIDP-FCC I-II-III)
Please click on the links below to access the certification documents you are interested in.
We recommend that you examine the Summaries of Standards and Requirements before you complete an application, so you can find out which certification corresponds to your situation. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need further information or assistance.
Summaries of Standards and Requirements (SSR):