You will need to first meet all requirements and be qualified as an Associate, which includes: 110 total hours (60 - 70 hours Associate Prerequisites and 40 hours of Senior Instructor Associate Certification Training). For more details see here.
Minimum 6 months of personal practice and/ or teaching experience is required after becoming an Associate Instructor. Exceptions or experience in related studies will be considered by the evaluating Senior Instructor.
Additional 120 hours (3 weeks) is required for the upgrade process. When added with the 110 hours from the Associate Instructor Prerequisites the training totals 230 hours.
The additional 120 training hours can be acquired in the following 2 ways:
All 120 hours in Core Subjects:
Min 60 Hours in the following Core Subjects:
Min 40 hours in one or more of these Branch Practices:
20 hours in any of these Additional Practices:
It is strongly recommended to study with Master Chia in any course before becoming an instructor. If that is not possible, then train with him within 3 years of being certified. Some exceptions may be granted due to challenges of locations or economics. If you cannot travel and personally meet Master Chia we require studying with his video courses or joining www.universaltao.tv
Write why you want to become an instructor. It is recommended that the instructor prepare a course outline.
If you have already passed the Associate Instructor Evaluation of the Tao Basics (Opening the Microcosmic Orbit and passing Energy, 6 Healing Sounds, Inner Smile, Chi Self Massage) you will not be tested in this again. For Instructor Certification your grounding will be tested in Iron Shirt (Tree, Turtle, Urn). If you are upgrading for Iron Shirt (all 6 postures), Healing Love, Tao Yin and/or Tai Chi, you will be tested on these. There will be a fee for both the testing and the new certificate.