Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM) Certificate Program
Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM) Certificate Program:
at a glance
September 14, 2020
Tuition is payable on a course-by-course basis
July 8, 2020
The Michener Institute and the Canadian Association of Neurophysiological Monitoring (CANM) have partnered to offer a one of a kind online 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.
Some of the professions this program might appeal to and/or have successfully completed the program and transitioned into the field include:
- Neuro-Diagnostic Technologists
- EEG Technologists
- Anesthesia Assistants
- Physician Assistants
- Medical Lab Technologists/Assistants
- Rehab Therapists
(All applications will be reviewed by Michener with final approval by the CANM Admissions Board.)
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
- Currently practicing intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring with an accredited hospital or
- Full CANM membership (please visit the CANM website for membership criteria) or
- 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.
Students must have access to a computer that meets the minimum system requirements, and access to the Internet.
Please submit the following to Michener:
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: 8 July 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.
The six-course online program comprises the following courses (to be taken in order):
|IONM 110 Clinical Sciences for Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring||Start Date:
14 September 2020
13 December 2020
4 September 2020
|IONM 120 Basic Principles of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring||Start Date:
11 January 2021
11 April 2021
1 January 2021
|IONM 130 Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Modalities I||Start Date:
26 April 2021
25 July 2021
16 April 2021
|IONM 140 Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Modalities II||September 2021|
|IONM 150 Considerations for Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring||January 2022|
|IONM 160 Advanced Topics in Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring||April 2022|
Note: Full CANM members are permitted to take courses individually and non-sequentially with or without applying for the Certificate.