Steps to Certification
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.
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 practical exam is worth 55% of your McGill Method Certification grade.
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 searching for referrals skilled McGill Method practicioners.
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.
Certification from Backfitpro Inc. is the only certification recognized by Backfitpro Inc.