Become Certified in the McGill Method

Steps to Certification

STEP 1

Within the last five (5) years, you will have attended:

McGill 1: Building the Ultimate Back,

McGill 2: The Detailed Back Assessment,

and McGill 3: High Performance Training.

For an upcoming schedule of these seminars, please visit http://www.backfitpro.com/clinicians/courses/

STEP 2:

Take the McGill Method Certification Primer (Click Here) — for those interested in the McGill Method Certification, as well as for those attending McGill seminars and wanting to gauge their level of understanding of the material. This primer will be composed of a series of multiple choice questions, based on the content in Dr. Stuart McGill’s Low Back Disorders (3rd Ed.)  and Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance (6th Ed.) textbooks. Upon completion of the primer, the individual will receive immediate results and recommendations on whether to pursue the certification process or whether to further review the recommended material.

STEP 3a:

Take the McGill Method Certification written exam. This written exam will be administered online and composed of a series of short answer questions, based on the content in Dr. Stuart McGill’s Low Back Disorders (3rd Ed.)  and Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance (6th Ed.) textbooks and McGill 1, 2 and 3 seminar materials. Following completion, Backfitpro faculty will grade the responses and results will be administered electronically within 10 business days. The written exam is worth 45% of your McGill Method Certification grade.

STEP 3b:

Take the McGill Method Certification practical exam. This practical exam will be administered online via a videoconference with a Backfitpro faculty member. You will be required to bring a model patient or person to your practical exam video conference, as you will be requested to demonstrate and coach various McGill Method practices, that are based on the content in Dr. Stuart McGill’s Low Back Disorders (3rd Ed.)  and Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance (6th Ed.) textbooks and McGill 1, 2 and 3 seminar materials. The written exam is worth 55% of your McGill Method Certification grade.

STEP 4:

If you received a passing grade (≥ 80%), you will become McGill Method Certified. Once your McGill Method Certified member fees are paid (see below under Membership), your contact information will be included in the McGill Method Certified database, posted on Backfitpro.com and available to the general public.

How to maintain your McGill Method Certified status

Every three (3) years, a re-certification exam will be administered. This recertification exam will consist of a written and practical exam, as above.

As mentioned above (see: How to become McGill Method Certified, Step 4), annual McGill Method Certified membership fees will be collected, in order to have your name and contact information available to the general public within the McGill Method Certified database.

This designation is not for life and Backfitpro reserves the right to remove the McGill Method Certified individual from the website.

Certification from Backfitpro Inc. is the only certification recognized by Backfitpro Inc.