Electrodiagnostic (EMG/NCV) Diplomate Program D-EDX®

The most comprehensive Electrodiagnostic program that helps you master: EMG/NCV Testing, Neuro-MSK, SSEP, and ANS testing.

Appropriate for PTs, DCs, MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs, DPMs, and other Healthcare Professionals

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"Doing diagnostics can actually revolutionize where Physical Therapy is going and change the way we look at a patient and interact with physicians with this information." - Christina Panetta, PT

About Course

This is the most advanced and comprehensive Electrodiagnostic program that will help you become an expert in:

  • EMG/NCV Testing
  • Neuro-MSK Ultrasound
  • SSEP (Somatosensory Evoked Potential) Testing for the most comprehensive evaluation of the Neuromuscular system
  • ANS (Autonomic Nervous System) Testing for cases of small fiber neuropathy and other autonomic conditions

No other training programs combined all these technologies together to provide the most accurate patient diagnosis and prognosis of neuromuscular pathology!

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"Doing diagnostics can actually revolutionize where Physical Therapy is going and change the way we look at a patient and interact with physicians with this information." - Christina Panetta, PT

Our courses are subcontracted by Redefine Health Education. RHE is a registered CE approval agency of the PT Board of California, a rule-approved CE provider of the PT Board of Florida (#50-32784), a licensed CE sponsor of physical therapy continuing education by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR #216.000360), an approved CE provider of the PT Board of New Mexico, an approved CE provider of the PT Board of Oklahoma (#BAP202310010) and recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved sponsor of PT/PTA continuing education. In addition to the aforementioned jurisdictions, courses approved by other state boards & APTA chapters will be accepted for licensure credit in all the jurisdictions listed on this webpage, pursuant to regulation: www.redefinehealthed.com/ceuinfo. If you have a specific question about CE credit for this course in your state, please direct your inquiry, including the course title in which you are interested, to [email protected].

80 Contact Hours available for Physical Therapists in 40+ states

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**If you hold a different credential and are interested in contact hours, please contact us directly.

CEU available in all states for Chiropractors through the University of Western States

Option 1

Stage 1: 7/15/22 – 7/17/22
Stage 2: 8/5/22 – 8/7/22
Stage 4: 12/2/22 – 12/4/22

Option 2

Stage 1: 7/15/22 – 7/17/22
Stage 2: 9/23/22 – 9/25/22
Stage 4: 12/2/22 – 12/4/22

Option 3

Stage 1: 11/4/22 – 11/6/22
Stage 2: ΤΒΑ (2023)
Stage 4: ΤΒΑ (2023)

Courses are held in

Astoria, NY: 32-44 31st St, Astoria, NY 11106 (Hands-On Diagnostics)

Course Overview

The EMG/NCV Diplomate Program (D-EDX) Stages (1-4) MUST be taken in the following sequence

Stage 1: Introduction to Electrodiagnostic Fundamentals

Dive deep into the foundational neuroanatomy and neurophysiology integral to electrodiagnostic testing. This stage emphasizes hands-on learning, equipping participants to execute basic nerve conduction studies and needle EMG on patients within this specialty field. Comprising a 3-day immersive live session, the course is complemented by digital lectures and at-home readings. As part of this stage, participants will also undertake 25 non-patient mentored studies, under the virtual tutelage of a board-certified mentor specializing in clinical electrodiagnosis.

20 Contact Hours

Approval # 20-987292
Approval in TX # 77207

Stage 2: Advanced Electrodiagnostic Techniques and Patient Diagnostics

Building on Stage 1, this segment introduces participants to sophisticated nerve tests, enhancing the diagnostic precision of an EMG/NCV examination. Beyond advanced testing, the curriculum refines your technique, enabling you to discern pathologies and articulate an authoritative electrodiagnostic report. Emphasizing practical engagement, this course includes a 3-day live weekend session, supplemented by online lectures and readings. Post completion, participants can embark on real-patient studies, virtually overseen by a board-certified mentor. This mentorship ensures a guided path to mastery. Furthermore, participants will conduct 25 EMG/NCV studies in their home clinic, in adherence to HIPAA guidelines, ensuring patient anonymity. Each study is electronically assessed by AACE faculty, judged against established rubrics.

20 Contact Hours

Approval # 20-994636
Approval in TX # 77208

Stage 3: Mastery in Advanced EMG/NCV and Introduction to Supplementary Techniques

This stage offers participants an intricate exploration into advanced EMG/NCV methods, emphasizing proximal studies. Moreover, it introduces essential supplementary tests like Neuro-Ultrasound Imaging of primary nerves, SSEP testing, and ANS Training. These advanced techniques augment and enrich the foundational EMG/NCS tests, further bolstering the practitioner’s diagnostic arsenal.

20 Contact Hours

Approval # 20-994628
Approval in TX # 77085

Stage 4: Credentialing and Proficiency Validation

This culminating stage ensures the consolidation and application of skills acquired in Stages 2 and 3. A key component is the on-site mentorship, facilitated by an AACE faculty member visiting the clinician’s clinic. Here, the faculty will directly observe the clinician conducting EMG/NCV studies on patients. This validation process is further enriched by a final 3-day live session, coupled with online lectures and home-based readings. Meeting all these comprehensive criteria paves the way for participants to graduate with the esteemed D-EDX credential (Diplomate in Electrodiagnosis), symbolizing proficiency and expertise in the realm of electrodiagnosis.

20 Contact Hours

Approval # 20-995378
Approval in TX # 77084

Special notes about schedule

Students MUST complete the online lecture material PRIOR to each on-site lecture session

Attendance is MANDATORY at all sessions for the semester students are enrolled in

Detailed Overview of Course

Course Description

  • The most comprehensive Electrodiagnostic program that helps you master:
    • EMG/NCV Testing
    • Neuro-MSK Ultrasound
    • SSEP (Somatosensory Evoked Potential) Testing for the most comprehensive evaluation of the Neuromuscular system
    • ANS (Autonomic Nervous System) Testing for cases of small fiber neuropathy and other autonomic conditions
  • This program includes 12 days of Live Classroom Training with emphasis in laboratory practice.
  • The program also includes a 1 day of live or virtual onsite mentorship with a board certified mentor.
  • Completion of 25 non-patient plus 25 patient studies that will be mentored by your board certified mentor via our proprietary mentorship portal.
  • This Course sponsored by the American Academy of Clinical Electrodiagnosis, gathers expert clinicians who are also academic leaders and professors in EMG/NCV to provide you with the knowledge you will need to earn the Diplomate in this specialty area. The in-depth knowledge of each faculty member allows the participant to gain a unique perspective on the clinical practice of this specialty area. The Course offers a paradigm to enable appropriate patient evaluation techniques followed by Electrophysiologic (EMG and NCV) practice techniques that enable efficient and effective practice patterns.
  • Topics in the Course include: anatomy, physiology, biomedical instrumentation, neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, neuropathology, patient ethics, and other basic science items. Significant time is spent on learning nerve conduction (motor, sensory and late responses) techniques on most peripheral nerves in both the upper and lower extremity as well as the facial nerve.
  • Needle EMG studies are practiced on all major muscles in both the upper and lower extremity as well as the paraspinal musculature.
  • All material is centered on evidence-based principles.
  • Laboratory practice is an important aspect of this Course as 50% of the Course time is devoted to guided laboratory studies and case study analysis.
  • Integration of the EMG topics to the NCV topics occurs early in the Course and is emphasized and enhanced by case study examinations worked on in small group activities.
  • The student learns the appropriate mechanisms to interpret the EMG/NCV data and develop appropriate reporting strategies.
  • Appropriate discussion on ethical practice is stressed.
  • This course has been approved by most State Boards of PT for CEUs. (see below)

Who may enroll?

  • Enrollment is offered to any licensed health care practitioner in good standing who is permitted by their respective state practice act to perform needle EMG studies.
  • Additionally, foreign-trained healthcare providers (upon documentation of training) may enroll in this course.

Continuing education hours awarded

80 Contact Hours in total available for Physical Therapists in 40+ states.

EMG/NCV Stage 1

Approval # 20-987292, 20 Contact Hours
Approval in TX # 77207, 20 CCUs

EMG/NCV Stage 2

Approval # 20-994636, 20 Contact Hours
Approval in TX # 77208, 20 CCUs

EMG/NCV Stage 3

Approval # 20-994628, 20 Contact Hours
Approval in TX # 77085, 20 CCUs

EMG/NCV Stage 4

Approval # 20-995378, 20 Contact Hours
Approval in TX # 77084, 20 CCUs

**If you hold a different credential and are interested in contact hours, please contact us directly.

General conduct of course

  • Lectures – all online now – study when you want and where you want.
  • Supervised laboratory process:
    • Uses laboratory manual to guide student.
    • Small group classes for individualized attention.
  • Sufficient time to talk with expert clinicians during laboratory.
  • Practical examinations (using a validated rubric for evaluation).
  • Written examinations.
  • Final practical and written examinations.

Credential Attained: D-EDX® (Diplomate in Clinical Electrodiagnosis)

  • Get awarded at the annual HODS Symposium.
  • Be able to perform basic EMG/NCS/SSEP Neuro-MSK studies.
  • Complete the full program in 1 calendar year or less.

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Special note about the ‘Diplomate in Clinical Electrodiagnosis’

  • Diplomate provided is one titled: “Diplomate in Clinical Electrodiagnosis”
  • A minimum passing score for both written and practical examinations ensures proficiency of the practitioner.
  • Diplomate is not a license to practice or any other legal requirement for practice in this specialty area.
  • Diplomate indicates that you have completed a formal Course of study in this specialty area.