What are micro-credentials?
Micro-credentials are short, professional educational opportunities which allow you to study and master a specific area within the health field. Rather than a traditional academic program, which requires a hefty investment of both time and money, micro-credentials allow you to focus on what you want to learn.
Through our diverse selection of topics, you can choose what you want to study, dive deep into that subject, and demonstrate mastery in ways that help you meet your professional goals. All of our micro-credential programs offer continuing professional education certificates and recognized CEUs through multiple professional organizations.
Join us in person…
Training programs offered by FSIHS are available both online and in locations all over the US. Classroom-based micro-credential programs run from 9am to 5pm and last for 2-4 days, depending o the topic. There is a one-hour lunch break each day, which is included in the registration fee.
Or join us online…
Online micro-credential programs offer the same interactive education as our in-person programs, but you can join us from anywhere in the world. These courses are hosted on Zoom; you will be able to ask questions, follow along, take notes, and interact with classmates during the course. The difference is that online micro-credentials are offered in 4-hour blocks on Fridays. So a 2-day in-personal class is a 4-week online class. This allows added flexibility so you can fit the micro-credential into your busy schedule.
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Questions About Micro-Credentials:
Micro-credentials offer continuing professional education, so an existing professional credential in a health-related field is ideal, but not required. Each micro-credential description includes a recommended minimum level of expertise in certain foundational topics. While it is not required that all registrants demonstrate existing expertise, refunds are not available for students who register for a program without the recommended background and are unable to benefit.
All participants must be 18 years of age or older and have completed a minimum of a high school diploma or the equivalent. You will be asked to confirm your eligibility during the registration process.
Courses are live and interactive. You will not be sitting listening to lectures for hours on end!
Content and activities are determined by each instructor’s teaching style and the demands of the topic being mastered. FSIHS takes a learning-while-doing approach, so you will enjoy a combination of activities, including lectures, pre-workshop assigned readings, self-guided or group projects, videos of examples or case studies, worksheet activities, discussion topics, critical assessments, and similar activities.
Mastery is assessed through your participation in the many learning activities which are utilized during the course. There are no tests or quizzes, rather you are required to engage with the material and demonstrate mastery through the group activities, critical analyses, and related projects.
You will receive an email confirmation of your registration immediately after you complete the process.
For in-person courses: You will receive a workshop packet within 2-3 days of registration. This will include the course schedule and any other notes you need to find the classroom. You will receive your course materials on the first day of class.
For online courses: You will receive a logon link 2-3 days before each Friday session of your course. Your course materials will be sent to you via email approximately 1 week before the first day of the program. If you register after that time, they will be sent shortly after registration.