Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM) Certificate Program

Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM) Certificate Program:
at a glance

Credential(s) Earned


Program Length

2 years

Start Date

September 14, 2020


Tuition is payable on a course-by-course basis

Application Deadline

June 26, 2020


The Michener Institute and the Canadian Association of Neurophysiological Monitoring (CANM) have partnered to offer a one of a kind online post certificate program towards professional accreditation in intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM).

Qualified IONM practitioners help prevent surgical injury that can result in deficits such as paralysis. By continuously assessing the patient’s nervous system responses, IONM practitioners can alert the surgeon to unexpected changes, allowing for timely interventions. This work is expanding quickly in operating rooms around the world and is vital for protecting patients during high risk surgery.

Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Certificate Program will help prepare you for a career in IONM and ensure that you are ready when certification becomes a requirement for practice. Completion of this certificate program will enable students to apply for a clinical practicum in IONM at a CANM accredited center. Students not currently working in intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring will be required to coordinate and complete their own practicum in preparation for accreditation. The clinical practicum is not part of the certificate program. For more information about the practicum, please contact CANM.


The six-course online program comprises the following courses (to be taken in order):

 Courses 2018 Cohort 2019 Cohort 2020 Cohort
IONM 110 Clinical Sciences for Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring September 2018 Start Date:
14 September 2020
End Date:
13 December 2020
Register By:
4 September 2020
IONM 120 Basic Principles of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring January 2019


Start Date:
11 January 2021
End Date:
11 April 2021
Register By:
1 January 2021
IONM 130 Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Modalities I April 2019 April 2021
IONM 140 Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Modalities II September 2019 September 2021
IONM 150 Considerations for Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring January 2020 January 2022
IONM 160 Advanced Topics in Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Start Date:
27 April 2020
End Date:
26 July 2020
Register By:
23 April 2020
April 2022

Note: Full CANM members are permitted to take courses individually and non-sequentially with or without applying for the Certificate.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements:

(All applications will be reviewed by Michener with final approval by the CANM Admissions Board.)

Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  1. Currently practicing intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring with an accredited hospital or
  2. Full CANM membership (please visit the CANM website for membership criteria) or
  3. Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field (with preference given to courses in human anatomy and physiology or other health sciences)

Note: The same admission criteria apply to individual courses.

Program Requirements:

Students must have access to a computer that meets the minimum system requirements, and access to the Internet.

How to apply

Please submit the following to Michener:

All applicants:

  • Completed Michener Application Form
  • Detailed resume
  • Clear identification of the Admission Requirement under which you are applying (1, 2, or 3 above)
  • Proof of an English language assessment (if applicable*)
  • A $35 non-refundable application fee

In addition:

1. Applicants currently practicing intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) with an accredited hospital require a letter from their employer confirming the length of time employed directly in IONM, and the estimated hours per month.

2. Full CANM members require proof of CANM Full Member status.

3. Applicants who are applying with a Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field require:

i) official transcripts

Note: If you are an internationally educated applicant, please be aware that you must have a full Course by Course evaluation of your university transcripts by the World Education Service (WES) or a Comprehensive evaluation from the International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS). Documents must be evaluated to Canadian standards.

ii) a 500-word essay outlining why you are seeking a career in intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring and how you feel your background and experience are suited to this career

Please submit your application to:

Office of the Registrar
Attention: CANM program
The Michener Institute
222 St. Patrick St.
Toronto ON M5T 1V4


*Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet Michener’s English language proficiency requirements, providing proof of an English language assessment if required.

Please note, the application process for international students is slightly different. Visit the international admissions page for more information.

If you have questions regarding the program or application process, please contact

Application Deadlines

Fall 2020

Application Deadline: 26 June 2020
Registration Deadline: 4 September 2020
Course Start Date: 14 September 2020

Late applications will not be accepted.


Tuition is payable on a course-by-course basis and includes access to program materials (with the exception of required textbooks), instructor support, and evaluation.

Individual courses are offered at a rate of $1,500 CAD per course for domestic students and $2,250 CAD per course for international students.