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Functional Dry Needling® Specialist Certification


Length: 6 - 12 months

Winter 2021 Deadline:

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Functional Dry Needling®
Level 1


The Functional Dry Needling® Specialist Certification is an advanced clinical competency pathway building off of our Functional Dry Needling (FDN) series.  Candidates are trained by world-class dry needling instructors through faculty-led online coursework and weekend intensives to become sophisticated and highly skilled in their application of FDN in the clinic.

Accelerated Track

FDN2 graduates can take the Accelerated Track which applies the FDN2 coursework toward the certification for course credit and a significant discount. The Accelerated Track can be completed entirely online in 4-6 months for $1800.


  • Become a certified, highly skilled, autonomous practitioner with advanced clinical competence in the application of Functional Dry Needling® in a variety of neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
  • Enhance your critical thinking, clinical decision making and psychomotor skills to strategically apply Functional Dry Needling® and improve clinical outcomes.
  • Emerge as a leader and advocate in the field with an in-depth understanding of clinical application and current evidence related to dry needling.

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a formal diploma from Evidence In Motion as certified Functional Dry Needling Specialists (FDNS).

Participant Accommodation Procedures

* It is each learner’s responsibility to know and understand their state laws and licensure scope. Not all states recognize the practice of dry needling as within the scope of all the professions listed.

Important Updates Related to COVID-19 Precautions and Policies: For upcoming courses, we want you to know that we continue to place priority on the health and safety of our community, so we’ll be working with each site on an individualized plan to ensure we keep everyone safe. Learn more about the steps we’re taking.


    • Prerequisite: Functional Dry Needling Level 1
      • Applicants must have completed Functional Dry Needling Level 1 from EIM or Kinetacore
    • FDN 6200 – Patient Integration
    • KCH-WI-0002/FDN 6120 – Functional Dry Needling Level 2
      • Course includes a 2- or 3-day, on-site weekend intensive. View course page for date and location details.
    • FDN 6210 – Case Application
    • FDN 7080 – Capstone Exam: Functional Dry Needling Specialist Certification

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