LSVT Certification: Online or In-Person? Six Advantages of Doing Your Training Online.

If you are reading this post, you may be considering online LSVT LOUD or LSVT BIG Training and Certification.  Maybe you’ve taken live training courses in the past and are apprehensive to begin online training?

Here are six benefits of the Online LSVT Training and Certification Course:

1. Immediate course access.

You don’t have to wait for a live course near you.  You can jump in right away and have access to training that will improve the lives of your patients with Parkinson’s.  Course content and downloadable handouts are immediately available online.


2. Flexibility and convenience of self-paced learning.

You can learn from the convenience of your own home or anywhere with an Internet connection. Repeat content as many times as desired to reinforce learning.  You have 90 days to complete. You make the course your own and move through the course in a way that matches your schedule. You can complete your course in as little as two days. Self-paced learning has been demonstrated to increase retention and learning satisfaction.

“I actually appreciated the online course over attending a 2-day live course, as I was able to think through some of the material and digest it as I ‘inch wormed’ my way through it.”


3. No travel costs or time off from work or family.

Earn your certification from anywhere – no geographical barriers.  We know your time is extremely valuable and each moment with your patients and family is crucial.  You don’t have to sacrifice any patient care hours and working from the place of your choice avoids costly travel.


4. Identical content to Live training.

Content is delivered using pre-recorded narrated PowerPoint slides and many audio/video demonstration examples.  The certification exam is built into the course. Self-practice time of the exercises is led by video demonstration.

Also, in case you are wondering, the online versions are comprehensive and not simply an introduction to the live course. In other words, you do not have to attend the live course at all to get certified! It can all be done online.

You will receive the same recognized LSVT BIG or LSVT LOUD certification, training and continuing education credit as you would taking the Live course.

5. Supporting materials are included.

You will receive an Online LSVT Training and Certification Course binder in the mail for future reference.  You also get an LSVT LOUD or LSVT BIG Homework Helper DVD, access to online resources, free monthly webinars, marketing resources, videos, treatment forms, listing on our searchable LSVT Global Certified Clinician Database, and access to the LSVT Certified Clinician Online forum.


6. Evidence-based effectiveness as reported at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans.

This study of 3,936 online and live learners of the LSVT BIG Training and Certification courses in 2017 showed that online training results are very similar to live training in terms of final certification exam performance, course evaluation responses, post-completion survey responses and knowledge retention up to 12 months post training.  These data suggest that online learning is an effective way to train. Similar findings were found in a previous evaluation of live versus online LSVT LOUD Training and Certification.


“This was a phenomenal course. I have never taken an online certification and was honestly nervous at first. But the plethora of information, the easy-to-follow presentations, and the handouts were presented in a very organized and appropriate fashion.”


Online learning is an effective, efficient, and convenient way to become certified in LSVT LOUD or LSVT BIG.

If factors of cost, convenience, flexibility of learning are high on your list, online learning might be perfect for you.

Learn more about our online and live LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG Training and Certification Courses here.