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Published on 7/28/2011 by Melissa Laughlin in FMS Screening


Frequently Asked Questions

What is your Seminar Cancellation Policy?

Purchase of online education is non-refundable.  Live event fees are non-refundable within 14 days of the live event, but live event fees may be applied to a future event within the following year.  If cancelled before 14 days, the live event fee is 100% refundable. In the unlikely event the seminar sponsor and/or host must cancel an event in its entirety, registrants may choose to receive a refund of paid event fees or credit toward a future event within the following year.
While reasonable efforts will be made to adhere to the advertised package, the seminar sponsor and/or host reserves the right to substitute alternate speakers and/or event content from those listed.

Online Directions

Click here to go directly to your available courses. Next, click on View Course to view the course and/or online material.

How do I become FMS Certified?

To become certified, you must attend and complete the FMS Level 1 course (available live and online). You must then score an 80% or higher to pass the online exam.

Functional Movement Systems CEU Information

For further information regarding continuing education for  FMS and SFMA courses please click the link below. 

Continuing Education Information

What is the difference between FMS and SFMA?

The FMS is the 7-point movement screen designed to identify dysfunctional movement patterns and asymmetries within the body.  It is mainly designed for the physically active individual. The FMS has no pre-requisite courses or certifications.

The SFMA is the Selective Functional Movement Assessment and is a lengthier orthopedic based assessment. In order to attend the SFMA course, you have to be a medically credentialed professional. The SFMA is being utilized by health care professionals as an initial, progression and final evaluation tool.

What should I charge someone for screening? / Is there a billing code for FMS?

There is no medical billing code for FMS.  If it is being used in a clinic, people bill it as a general orthopedic evaluation.  It any other situation, billing is up to the assessor. In a personal training setting, many people do not charge. It seems like it gains the confidence of the client to see how their scores are improving throughout their training sessions.

How do you screen large groups?

We recommend setting up stations by movement test if you have enough testers.  Once everyone has been tested we separate them into groups:

a.) People scoring 15 or above with no zeros and no asymmetries.

This group is considered not to be at an increased risk for injury and does not need to focus on corrective exercises.

b.) People scoring 14 or below, or anyone with an asymmetry and no zeros.

This group has an increased risk for injury and should focus their time on corrective strategies to improve their score of 14 or lower and any asymmetrical score of 1.

c.) People with zeros.

This group should be referred or assessed by a proper medical professional for clearance before beginning corrective exercises.

Why am I not showing up as an expert on the new site?

First, you must be sure you have created an account on our new website. If you have already created an account, please log in with this username. After you are logged in, you must edit your Expert Profile. In order to do this, put your cursor over the “Find An Expert” tab and click on the option directly below labeled "My Expert Profile".  You will be able to upload your photo, bio, credentials, and current address here.  Make sure you follow all four steps on top of the "Add New Address" page. IF YOU DO NOT ENTER YOUR INFORMATION CORRECTLY HERE, YOU WILL NOT SHOW UP ON THE MAP AT ALL! 

How do I create or edit my Certified Member profile?

Click or Copy and Paste the link below which will take you through a step-by-step PDF on how to create your Certified Member profile.

Tutorial: How to create profile

When I click on “Take FMS Certification Exam” it says below that there are no tests available for me at this time. How do I take my test?

If you do not have a test available to you under “Get Certified,” please email info@functionalmovement.com with your username and course information so we can get a test set up for you as quickly as possible.

How can I get a final certificate?

Once you pass the exam, a certificate will be emailed to the address associated with your account on FunctionalMovement.com.  If you do not receive the email, you can print a copy of your certificate by visiting the Certification Status page under your account. 

How do I classify my FMS Certification status on my CV, Resume, or business card?

If you have taken a Level 1 seminar and passed the certification exam, you may indicate that you are certified through FMS using the credential FMSC.  This will signify that you are certified in FMS training.  There is no certification for the Level 2 course; therefore, we do not have credentials for this course at this time.

Course and Registration Fees

All registration fees listed in US Dollars.  Registrants are responsible for any conversions charged.

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