Training programs must provide a course that has been approved by the Grand-Aides Foundation. The essentials of the course involve classroom training, a clinic and/or hospital preceptorship and field training, in which the student is observed and taught by a clinical Supervisor performing the actual activities of a Grand -Aide. The program must also have, or arrange for in writing, appropriate infrastructure including facilities for training, adequate numbers of patients, as well as providers willing to have Grand-Aides involved in the care of their patients. As well, the program must written policies, procedures and job descriptions, a written quality assurance program for patient care.
In order to teach and graduate Grand-Aides, a training program must be certified by the Grand-Aides Foundation. Certification lasts for one year and then recertification is required.
Only certified Classroom Teachers and Clinical Supervisors are permitted to teach in certified training programs. Such programs must employ at least one certified Classroom Teacher and one clinical Supervisor and in order to remain certified, must train a minimum number of Grand-Aides. This minimum number will be agreed upon by the program and the Grand-Aides Foundation and will be specified in the certification agreement. Failure to meet these criteria after one year will result in the program being denied recertification and placed on inactive status. Inactive status may be maintained for up to two years after which the program is de-certified. Application for reinstatement may occur after inactive status but must include a plan for recruitment of Grand-Aides. Such programs are granted “provisional status” for one year.
Before receiving program materials, each program will be required to sign a statement that the program (or subsidiaries or derivative program or employees or acquaintances of employees) will not use any materials and will not duplicate materials or sell / give them to others. The materials are all copyrighted. The program will only teach Grand-Aides within the organization as stated on the certificate that is issued for 5 years after the ending date on the certificate.
Fees to Grand-Aides (or any available scholarships) and cancellation policies are determined by the organization providing the course.
Program materials cost per Grand-Aide are available from the Grand-Aides Foundation and are paid to the Grand-Aides Foundation.
The certification fee is based upon the expected number of Grand-Aides
You can complete this process online. Go to the link on this site to “Certify Training Program” and enter your email address and the password you received when you registered.