Frequently Asked Questions

Accreditation (1)

Is the CPD Health Courses Dry Needling course accredited by my Association?

The CPD Health Courses Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course is fully accredited by STO & FHT.

The CPD Health Courses Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course is in the process of pending accredition by STA.

Enrolment (49)

Are there any places left on the Dry Needling course?

Please click this link to view course availability: Enrol now

Can I attend the practical course but pay later?

Unfortunately not. All course fees need to be completed before attending at the practical course.

Can I enrol in the Dry Needling course without having an association membership or insurance?

Yes but you will need to get PI Insurance in order to use Dry Needling Therapy after successful course completion. Please click HERE for BGi.UK insurance and HERE for Balens insurance.

Can I enrol in the practical course without doing the online theory?

Unfortunately not. All practitioners need to complete the online theory program before attending the practical course.

Can I join the Dry Needling course for my own personal use? I'm not a qualified practitioner?

Unfortunately not. The minimum reqirement to join the CPD HC Dry Needling course is a Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist.

Can I pay by direct bank deposit?

Unfortunately not :((

Can I pay for the course now and get access to the online program?

You can enrol on a practical course & start your online theory for £49 with a payment plan. As soon as you've made your payment (£49 or full payment) you'll be enrolled on the course & receive your Welcome email and instant access to your online theory modules.

There's a £30 admin fee added to payment plans.

Can I start the Dry Needling course training while I complete my current studies in remedial massage?

Osteopaths, Physiotherapists & Chiropractors are welcome to enrol in a DN practical course if they're in their final year of completing their course.

Level 3 & 4 Sports Therapists need to be qualified at their respective levels to enrol in the course.

Can you please email me a tax invoice/receipt showing payment for this course?

Please log in & click 'My Invoices & Payments' under My Account to download a  your tax invoice.

CPD HC Tax invoices & Stripe receipts are emailed after confirmed purchases. Please check your inbox at the time of course enrolment.

Can you please email me a tax receipt showing payment for this course?

Please log in & click 'My Invoices & Payments' under My Account to download a  your tax invoice.

CPD HC Tax invoices & Stripe receipts are emailed after confirmed purchases. Please check your inbox at the time of course enrolment.

Can you please tell me the price of the dry needling course

The course price is £275. If you opt for a payment plan there's a £30 admin fee.

You can make weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments.

Do I need specific Dry Needling insurance to treat patients after completing the DN course?

YES. Please click HERE for BGi.UK insurance and HERE for Balens insurance.

Do I need to bring lunch?

No. Everything is supplied on the practical course including lunch and am/pm tea. 

Do I need to do attend a series of courses or can I get qualified in one weekend?

Practitioner can qualify to use DN Therapy by attending a practical course over 1 weekend (Saturday 9am-4pm & Sunday 9am-4pm).

The online theory is completed at home before joining the practical course.

Do I need to pay a deposit to enrol in the Medical Acupuncture & DN course?

To secure your place on the Dry Needling practical course you can enrol & pay online by clicking HERE:

You can pay with a payment plan. The first payment is £49 then weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments (includes £30 admin fee). 

Does the cost of the course include the needles?

Yes. You don't need to bring anything to the practical course as all equipment is provided. Occaisionally we ask practitioners to bring a massage table / pillow if they have one.

Does the course include Introductory & Advanced techniques?

Yes. This Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course includes all the Intro & Advanced Dry Needling techniques. 

How do I Enrol in a Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Course?

To enrol on a course, Click the ENROL button. Next, choose your Profession & click Confirm Profession. Tick the required tickboxes on the checkout page and choose a payment plan option if you wish. Click Checkout. Add your name & email address and then make your payment. After payment you'll be directed to a profile page where you can create a Username & Password. After clicking SUBMIT at the bottom of the page, you'll be directed to your theory modules. Discounts will be automatically applied if applicable. You can pay with your credit card via Stripe. 

How do I update my details on the registration page?

Log in with your username & password then click 'My Profile' to update your details on the registration/ profile page.

How do I update my details?

Log in with your Username & Password and click 'My Profile'

How does the Payment Plan work?

Choose your practical course and click "Enrol".
Choose weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments. You can view your repayments on the checkout page.
After making your 1st payment of £49, you’re place will be secured on the practical course and you'll get instant access to ALL your online theory modules.

There's a £30 admin fee assocaited with with all payment plans.

How long will it take to complete the online theory and when should I start it. How far in advanced do I need to enrol in the course?

The online theory takes approximately 16-hrs to complete. We recommend practitioners enrol no less than 1 week proior to practical course commencement.

How much does the Medical Acupuncture & DN course cost?

The cost of the 30-hr Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course is £275. Please click HERE to enrol.

I am an overseas therapist. Will I be able to practice in my country?

We've had many overseas practitioners successfully complete our Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling courses and you're welcome to join us.

Before enrolling in any of our courses, we advise all practitioners to check with their professional indemnity insurer / registration board / professional association that Dry Needling Therapy is in their scope of practice & they'll be eligible to use Medical Acupuncture & DN Therapy after completing the CPD HC Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course and gain PI Insurance.

All practitioners who to attend our Medical Acupuncture & DN course are covered by CPD HC insurance to learn dry needling for the duration of the Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course.

I can't attend my course. Can I get a refund?

Please see our Terms & Conditions.

I can't attend the practical course. Can I get a refund?

Please refer to the CPD Health Courses Terms & Conditions

I don’t have a Stripe account.

You don’t need a Stripe account. You can pay for your course by credit card or a debit card via Stripe.

I have some questions - Can I call you?

Please send an email request through the Contact Us page and we'll get back to you with 24-48-hrs.

I need to leave the practical course early on Saturday / Sunday. Is this ok?

Unfortunately not. Due to course accreditation, all practitioners need to attend the duration of the practical course.

I still can’t download the Practical Course Notes/ Reference manual/ Research articles after installing Adobe Reader.

We bring spare copies of the practical course notes to the practical course. Please let us know if you'd like us to bring them for you: Contact Us.

I'm a massage therapist. Can I join the DN course?

Yes.

I'm enrolled in the Dry Needling course & just found out that I'm pregnant. Can I still attend the practical course?

Yes. You can join the practical course. You will need to bring a friend / relative who you'll practice your needling on throughout the whole practical course. 

They'll need to sign a consent form agreeing to be needled before attending the course with you. Please let us know: Contact Us

I'm going to be late to the practical course -is it ok if i'm there an hour late?

Unfortunately not. Due to course accreditation, all practitioners need to attend the full duration of the practical course.

I've completed a Dry Needling course with another course provider. Can I join the CPD Health Courses Dry Needling course.

Yes. You're welcome to join us.

I've completed a Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course with another course provider. Can I enrol on the this Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course?

Yes. You're welcome to join us :))

I've tried to pay for the dry needling course but my bank card is not being accepted. How else can I pay?

Pleasse Contact Us.

Is your course recognised worldwide?

The CPD HC Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course is recognised & accreditated in UK & Australia. Please contact your country's assocaition / professional body/ insurance company to see if you can qualified to use Medical Acupuncture Dry Needling Therapy in your country.

I’m a personal trainer / state level sports coach/ Bowen therapist / yoga teacher/ Aromatherapist/ Relaxation massage therapist- can I join your course?

Please Contact Us.

I’m a Physio/ Chiro/ Osteo/ student- can I enrol before completing my degree?

Yes. You can enrol if you are in your final year of study.

I’m an overseas practitioner - can I join your course?

Yes. You're welcome to join us. If you intend to work in the UK using DN Therapy you'll need to ensure you have PI Insurance. 

I’m awaiting my registration. Can I still enrol?

Yes. You do not need to be registered to enrol & attend the Dry Needling course.

If you're a Physiotherapist, Osteopath or Chiropractor, you need to be in your final year of study to enrol in the DN course.

All other practitioners need to be fully qualified to enrol in the course.

I’m awaiting my registration. Can I still use Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling on my patients before it comes through?

All practitioners need to ensure they have PI Insurance with a Dry Needling Therapy endorsment before using Dry Needling on patients/ clients.

Please click HERE for BGi.UK insurance and HERE for Balens insurance.

I’ve misplaced my Practical course/ Reference manual notes- can I get another copy?

Yes. Please Contact Us

Stripe isn’t accepting my payment: how else can I pay?

Please Contact Us.

What will I receive after enrollment?

After payment, you'll be enrolled on the course and have access to all the Online Theory modules plus the Practical Course Notes, Practical Reference Manual, and Research Articles. These last 3 are all downloadable. You'll also receive a free needle starter pack when you attend the practical coiurse. This includs needles, kidney dish, sharps bin, bud pack and Scarborough Needles discount voucher.

When and where are the next courses?

Please click this link: Locations

When is the latest time I can enrol?

We advise practitioners to enrol at least 1 week before practical course commencement in order to complete the online theory modules before joining the practical course.

You don’t have my profession listed under professions so I’m wondering if I can take your course?

Please Contact Us and let us know your profession.

You don’t have my profession listed under professions so I’m wondering if I can take your course?

Please Contact Us.

Insurance (1)

I'm a Sports Massage Therapist / Sports Therapist - Can I get PI insurance for Medical Acupuncture/ Dry Needling?

CPD Health Courses have an insurance agreement with BGi Insurance and Balens Insurance that can cover you for Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling as well as your current skill set. You may need to take out a separate policy for Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling.

You can call Balens on 01684 581876 or send an email to: info@balens.co.uk

You can call BGi on 01367 246157 or send an email to Jade Brooks: 

jade.brooks@bgi.uk.com

Please click this link for the Application form for BGi Insurance.

Online Theory Program (18)

After I've completed the course, can I still access the theory online modules?

You're welcome to have access to the online theory modules after the practical. Just email to let me know. All the relevant information is available in the downloadable Reference Manual and on the Video Training Site (VTS).

Are there any tests or exams with this Dry Needling Course?

Yes. There are MCQ's after each online theory module. Practitioners need to pass these modules to move onto the next module. There's also an informal practical test on Sunday afternoon to ensure all practitioners are safe to use the DN techniques. We try to make the environment as relaxed as possible. After enrollment we provide a document that gives you a very good idea of the sort of questions you may be asked (Preparing for your Practical course). Every question asked will have been taught on the practical course so make sure you take good notes throughout the day. The test is not just based on answering 1 or 2 questions at the end of the day! Presenters are assessing & watching each practitioner throughout the day, looking for safe needle handling.

What happens if I don't pass the practical test?

The main reason a practitioner may not pass the practical test is due to not being able to show safety in applying the techniques. Like any other skill in life, some practitioners just need more time to master a skill so we give every practitioner the opportunity to try again. If a practitioner does not reach the standard required, they have the opportunity to complete the course again (Supplementary). This involves re-enrolling and completing the theory program plus the Saturday & Sunday practical again. The cost of this Supp is £150.00 

Most practitioners who join the Supp, pass the test. They then gain their Certificate of Completion and can use DN in their clinic the next day. When enrolling, please ensure you enrol early enough to leave time to complete the theory modules & then go through the sample practical questions before joining the practical. We generally find that practitioners who haven't rushed through the theory modules usually do well.

Are there any tests/ written exams in the online theory?

Yes. There MCQ's after each theory module. Practitioners need to attain between 100% to move onto the next module. You can attempt the MCQ's as many times as you like.

Can I download the Online Theory modules to read them rather than watching them online?

Unfortunately not. The online theory modules are designed to be viewed and completed online. The MCQ's need to be completed while connected to the internet so completion can be recorded. 

Can I download the online theory modules?

Unfortunately not. This program is designed to be completed online. The MCQ's need to be completed whilst connected to the internet so the study scores can be saved and course completion can be recorded in the system.

Can I use an ipad to complete the online theory modules.

Unfortunately not. The online theory modules are not compatible with ipads/ tablets.

Can I use my tablet/ ipad to complete my online theory?

The theory program is not available on ipad.

Can I watch the theory modules on my iPhone/ ipad?

Unfortunately not. Please log in using a laptop or desktop computer.

Do you provide examples of informed consent forms for clients?

YES. You'll receive a sample Consent form in the Practical Course Reference manual.

How do I log in to my theory program.

You created a Username & Password when you enrolled on the CPD HC Dry Needling course. Please use these after clicking this link: Log in Once you’ve logged in you can update/ change your username & password by clicking 'My Profile'

Please Contact Us if you've forgotten your password.

I can’t download the Practical course notes/ Reference manual/ Research Articles/ Theory manual?

Please ensure you have installed the most recent version of Adobe Reader or try downloading the files from another computer.

I can’t launch the online theory module / the image/ sound is frozen/ there are no pictures/ I can't move forward

Here are the most likely causes for your online theory issues: 

Internet Speed: Your internet speed is slow. To be able to view all the module slides, listen to the voiceovers & watch the video content you need a moderate to fast internet speed. Your download speed should be at least 3-5 Megabits per second. You can check your internet speed by here. If your internet speed is less than our recommendation you should try and connect to a faster network eg home/work/friend/library/university/college. Another reason could be that you're connecting to the internet using a wireless connection. A wireless connection is significantly slower than a direct connection using a LAN cable to your modem. 

Recommended Browser: You may not be using our recommended browser. Please use Chrome to access & complete your online theory.

Recommended Devices: Our Online theory program is NOT compatible with iPad or Windows Tablets. Please ensure that you use a laptop or desktop computer and that you have performed a software update.
Clearing Your Cache: Your browser may still use old files which can cause display or access problems. Clearing your browser cache may help our applications run better on your computer. To clear your cache please follow these instructions: Refresh your cache on a Windows Device or Mac.
Multiple Devices: You can use more than one device to complete your online theory eg. Start on your desktop while at work then continue to work on the theory modules using your laptop at home. However, you should make sure that you exit the program window every time you complete a Module or intend to continue working on another device using the "Exit" button.
Logging Out/In: In some cases the information that goes from your computer back to our servers may get interrupted. This might cause the system to crash and require a restart. Logging out, then back in again of your program may resolve this issue. You may also wish to shut down your computer and restart as well.
Please ensure you've tried all these solutions and feel free to get back to us with any more issues. 99% of issues are resolved by trying the solutions above.
I completed the online theory & practical course a while ago. Can I have access to the online theory again?

Yes. Practitioners can also review all the Practical Course Dry Needling techniques / course material on the Video Training Site.  Take a trial: 50p for 2 weeks.

I don’t think I’ll get my theory program finished before the practical course this weekend.

Please Contact Us. You may need to transfer to a practical course at a later date. We may be able to give you an extension depending on how much theory you’ve completed.

I haven’t received my ‘Completion of Theory’ email

Please log in and ensure you have reviewed every slide & click "NEXT' after the 'Congratulations' slide for program completion to be recorded.

There are no MCQ's at the end of Module 6 of Advanced theory program, but you still need to click through every slide until you reach the 'Congratulations' slide.

I haven’t received my ‘Completion of Theory’ email yet but I've completed the program.

This may be due to Module 6 of the Advanced program. There are no MCQ's at the end of this module but you still need to make sure you've reviewed EVERY slide & click "NEXT' after the 'Congratulations' slide for program completion to be recorded.

Please log in and check you've clicked all slides.

I've paid for the course. How do I start my online theory program?

After payment you'll receive a CPD HC Welcome email with details of how to log onto your theory progam.

You can log in on the CPD HC home page with the username & password you created when you signed up for the course. After logging in, click 'My Courses' and your course & theory modules will appear along with links to download the practical course notes and reference manual.

What’s involved with the online part of this course?

The Online Theory Program consists of 12 modules followed by MCQ's. All modules need to be succsssfully completed before attending the practical course.

The theory program and the assessment tasks are designed to be viewed & completed online. Completion of the MCQ's is recorded electronically. Practitioners are unable to move forward until the MCQ's have be successfully completed after each module.

Practical Course (23)

Can I join the DN practical course without being needled myself?

You will need to bring a friend / relative who you'll practice your needling techniques on throughout the whole practical course.

Please Conatact Us.

Can I leave the course early on Saturday / Sunday night as I have something to attend?

Unfortunately not. Due to course accreditations practitioners need to attend the practical course to the end of each day.

Can you help with accommodation? Or advise on nearest hotel?

Our advice is to search for accommodation on Google to suit your price point.

Can you help with accommodation? Or advise on nearest hotel?

Unfortunately we do not organise accomodation. Please search on Google for accomodation that best suits your price range.

Can you please confirm who the presenters for the dry needling course and what qualifications they hold.

Dr Wayne Mahmoud is the the course director & leading course presenter.

We have several highly qualified Presenters who teach at the CPD HC Dry Needling practical courses. 

Do you run any courses during the week?

Unfortunately not.

Do you run any practical courses during the week?

We can run mid week courses if there are more than 10 practitioners joining the course.

Please Contact Us.

Do you run courses in areas not listed on your website like Newcastle/ Regional areas? Do you run private courses?

YES. If there are more than 10 practitioner’s interested, we happy to schedule a practical course in other locations. Please Contact Us.

Do you run courses in areas not mentioned on your website?

Please let us know where you'd like to attend the practical course. We need a minimum of 8 practitioner enrolments. Please Contact Us.

How many practitioners normally attend each practical course?

Every course location allows for different numbers, depending on the size of the practical room. We have several experienced presenters so we base our numbers on student: practitioner ratios (1:5 presenter / practitioner needling ratio)

How will I know which/ how many needles I'll need once I'm qualified as a DN Therapist?

We'll let you know how many needles to order during the pracical course. You'll also receive a free needle starter pack which includes; Small pack of needles with cotton buds & disposable glove, kidney dish, small sharps bin and Scarborough Needles Discount Voucher. 

I can’t download the Practical course notes/ Reference manual/ Research Articles?

Please ensure you have installed the most recent version of Adobe Reader. Please try downloading the files from another computer.

I don’t know where my course is held?

Please Contact Us.

I'm a Physio. Is this DN course course suitable for me?

Yes. You're welcome to join us.

I'm looking for a dry needling course that will provide me with a certificate, so that I am covered by insurance and can practice on my own without supervision. Does your course provide this?

YES. After successful course completion, you’ll receive your Certificate of Completion. This can be sent to your professional association & insurance company to gain an endorsement on your PI Insurance.

I'm needle phobic. Can I join the DN course without being needled myself?

You'll need to bring a friend / relative to the the practical course to practice your needling techniques on. Please Contact Us for more details.

Is it Ok to just attend on Sat or Sunday? - Can I skip the first few hours of the course and do it at a later date?

Unfortunately not. All practitioners need to attend the whole practical course.

Is it possible to get a list of muscles that are covered on the practical course?

Muscles covered on the Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course.

Is there a practical course test?

The informal practical test on Sunday afternoon is all about ensuring practitioners are safe to use the DN techniques. After enrollment we provide a document that gives you a very good idea of the sort of questions you may be asked (Preparing for your Practical course). Occasionally a practitioner does not pass the practical test. This is often due to lack of pre-course preparation (rushing through the theory/ not taking enough time to study all the information provided). We find that practitioners who start their online theory program well before the practical course commencement are well prepared for the informal practical test. If a practitioner is unsuccessful in passing the test they can join a Supplementary course.

I’ll be an hour late. Is that ok?

We understand that public transport/ trafic congestion can delay your journet to the practical course. Please call us if you know you are going to be late. 

I’m enrolled in the course but can’t find the practical course address?

Please Contact Us

I’ve misplaced my Practical course notes/ Reference manuals. Can I get another copy?

Yes. Please Contact Us

What areas are covered on the practical course? Can I get a course outline?

Click here to see all Muscles covered on our DN course. 

Professional Indemnity Insurance (4)

Do I need to get insurance cover to use Dry Needling in my clinic?

Yes. After successful course completion, practitioner receive a Certificate of Completion which can be sent to your insurance company for a Dry Needling endorsement to be added to your Insurance policy.

We advise all practitioners to contact their professional indemnity insurer with regards to gaining a DN Therapy endorsement after completing the CPD HC Dry Needling course.

Please click HERE for BGi.UK insurance and HERE for Balens insurance.

Does this course meet the insurance requirements to perform dry needling as a physiotherapist?

Yes

How do I get a DN Therapy endorsement on my PI Insurance policy?

After successful course completion, you'll receive a Certificate of Completion that you send to your PI Insurer to receive a DN Therapy endorsement.

Please click HERE for BGi.UK insurance and HERE for Balens insurance.

Who should I contact about insurance?

Please click HERE for BGi.UK insurance and HERE for Balens insurance.

Qualification (6)

I can’t find my Certificate. Can you send it to me again?

To download your Certificate, please log in and click ‘My Certificate’ 

I haven’t received my Certificate of Completion yet

Certificates of Completion are emailed to practitioners 48 hours after successful course completion and can be found by logging on and clicking ‘My Certificates’ (within 48hrs).

What are the academic levels achieved after completing the Dry Needling Course?

You’ll receive a Certificate of Completion after successful completion of the CPD HC Dry Needling Course which can be sent to you insurer for a Dry Needling Therapy endorsement on your Certificate of Currency.

What qualifications do I need to use Medical Acupuncture & DN Therapy in my clinic?

To have successfully completed a Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course and Professional Indemnity Insurance for Dry Needling Therapy.

What's the minimum qualification to join the Dry Needling Course?

The minimum qualifiaction is Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist. Please Contact Us.

Will I get a certificate after completing the Medical Acupuncture & DN course?

Yes. After successful course completion, your Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you within 48-hrs of practical course comletion. This certificate can be sent to your insurance company to gain a Dry Needling Therapy endorsement on your Certificate of Currency.

Terms & Conditions (1)

I can't find the terms & conditions

Please click this link: Terms & Conditions

Transfers (1)

I don't think I can make the practical course. I don't think I'll finish my online theory modules in time. How do I transfer to another course?

Practitioners can transfer their enrollment to a practical course at a later date dependant on course availabilty.

How to Transfer:

You can Transfer or put your Dry Needling practical course enrollment On Hold by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

Transfer Fee's apply.

After payment, you'll receive an email with details about your transfer. Access to your theory program will be extended.

Please click HERE for all current practical course locations, dates & prices.

Please refer to the CPD HC Transfer & On Hold Terms & Conditions.

Or please Contact Us.

Video Training Site (1)

How I can get the videos of the techniques we were shown on the practical course?

Please click this link: Video Training Site

Start your Dry Needling training for just £49 today!

How does it work? You're just a few easy steps away from securing your place for just £49...

  1. Choose your practical course and click "Enrol".
  2. Choose weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments. You can view your repayments on the checkout page.
  3. After making your 1st payment of £49, you’re place will be secured on the practical course and you'll get instant access to ALL your online theory modules.

It’s as easy as that!

And don't forget...the SOONER you enrol, the MORE TIME you'll have to complete your theory modules.

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