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Certificate Programs


Associate Instructor Certificate Program

Interested students may earn an Associate Instructor certificate from Spiritual Tao by completing all of the following steps:
 

  1. Take the following courses:
     
     
    1. Qigong Meditation Basics 1                                                    (3-days)
                              OR
      *Tai Chi Qigong 1 + Qigong Meditation Basics 1                   (5-days)
                                    *(see at bottom re: Tai Chi 1 requirement) 
       
       
    2. Qigong Meditation Basics 2                                                    (3-days)
                              OR
      *REFINE Tai Chi Qigong 1 + Qigong Meditation Basics 2    (5-days) 
       
       
    3. Qigong Meditation Basics 3 + Iron Shirt Qigong 1                (3-days) 
    4. Introduction to Fusion + Stem Cell Qigong                           (3-days) 
    5. Fusion of the Five Elements 1 + Iron Shirt Qigong 2            (3-days) 

     
  2. Upon completion of step 1, write a one-page "Letter of Intention" explaining why you wish to become an Associate Instructor.
    Please submit this to Spiritual Tao.
     
     
  3. REtake the following courses:

    1. Qigong Meditation Basics 1                                                    (3-days)
                              OR
      *Tai Chi Qigong 1 + Qigong Meditation Basics 1                   (5-days)
       
       
    2. Qigong Meditation Basics 2                                                    (3-days)
                              OR
      *REFINE Tai Chi Qigong 1 + Qigong Meditation Basics 2    (5-days) 
       
       
    3. Qigong Meditation Basics 3 + Iron Shirt Qigong 1                  (3-days) 

     
  4. Testing

    1. Pay testing fees of $100.
      This will cover all costs of guidance, testing, certificates, and organization fees.

    2. During the 3B retake step above, you will attend an extra hour in the evening detailing what you are expected to know for the test.
      This will give you adequate preparation time for the test.

    3. You will test during the 3C retake step "QMB3 + Iron Shirt 1" course at a scheduled time outside of class.
       
       
  5. Upon successful completion of the test:
    The student must sign the Associate Instructor Agreement and Ethics Code form.
    Then later the student will receive an official certificate that gives you international recognition as being certified in Master Mantak Chia's system.
    Note:  If a student does not pass the test, the student may reschedule another test at a convenient time in the future for $50.
     
     
  6. To finalize certification:
    Student needs to upload scanned copy of physical certificate into international database, so that certification is activated.

 
Cost:  This is the $100 testing fees, plus the cost of taking all the above courses.
Depending on early bird discounts and rebates, estimated total tuition cost is $2720-$3980.
Hotel and travel costs are separate.

 

REQUIREMENTS in short:
Basically, you need to take the three 3-day courses in QMB1-3 (with Iron Shirt 1).
Then take a week's worth of Intro Fusion / Fusion 1 material (done over two 3-day weekends).
Then a letter of intention, followed by a repeat of the three 3-day courses in QMB1-3 (with Iron Shirt 1).
Then test, pass, and upload scanned certificate to database.
 
 
*TAI CHI 1 requirement:
Instead of the two 3-day courses in QMB1-2, one can take the two 5-day Tai Chi 1 courses which include QMB1-2 (See above).
Either method of taking QMB1-2 is OK; it is not required to take the Tai Chi 1 prior to Associate Instructor testing.
Tai Chi 1 coursework is only required for later upgrade to Instructor.
 

You need not do anything to enroll in this Associate Instructor Certificate Program, other than follow the above steps.


Associate Instructors are strongly encouraged to upgrade later to Instructor level, which requires further coursework.

Differences between Associate Instructors and Instructors:

  1. Associate Instructors may teach only Qigong Meditations Basics 1.
    Instructors may teach Qigong Meditation Basics 1-3.

  2. Associate Instructors may teach only locally (50 miles within home address).
    Instructors may teach anywhere (internationally).

  3. Classes taught by Associate Instructors do not generate qualifying hours for their students.
    Students wishing to progress toward certification can only count hours taught by Instructors (or Senior Instructors).

  4. Only Instructors can test for upgrade certifications that allow one to teach other material beyond Qigong Meditation Basics (e.g. Iron Shirt 1, Tai Chi 1, etc.).
    Associate Instructors must upgrade to Instructor level first before being allowed to test for teaching permission in Iron Shirt 1, Tai Chi 1, etc.

  5. Associate Instructors are strongly encouraged to upgrade to Instructor level within three years of becoming an Associate Instructor.



Instructor Certificate Program

Interested students may earn an Instructor certificate from Spiritual Tao by completing all of the following steps:

  1. Complete the Associate Instructor Certificate Program as above and notify Spiritual Tao of intent to become an Instructor.
    The student will need to take some additional Tai Chi 1 coursework if it was not taken during the Associate Instructor training.

  2. Take 70 hrs of any coursework with Master Mantak Chia.***(see below)
    This amounts to two 5-day weeks of courses.

  3. Upon completion of steps 1 and 2, pay administration fees of $100 to Spiritual Tao.
    This will cover all costs of guidance, testing, certificates, and organization fees.
     
  4. Testing

    1. Pay testing fees of $100.
      This will cover all costs of guidance, testing, certificates, and organization fees.

    2. Schedule and take the test to upgrade to Instructor.

     
  5. Upon successful completion of the test:
    The student must sign the Instructor Agreement and Ethics Code form.
    Then later the student will receive an official certificate that gives you international recognition as being certified in Master Mantak Chia's system.
    Note:  If a student does not pass the test, the student may reschedule another test at a convenient time in the future for $50.
     
     
  6. To finalize certification:
    Student needs to upload scanned copy of physical certificate into international database, so that certification is activated.

***Master Chia would like all new Instructor trainees--regardless of background--to have this extra 70 hours of live training with him personally.
Please try to satisfy this request by the founder of the system.
If this is not possible due to issues regarding logistics/economics/travel to see him, please discuss this directly with Spiritual Tao.
In these cases, alternatives exist which involve higher course hours requirements at Spiritual Tao combined with Master Chia online video instruction.



Iron Shirt Qigong 1 Instructor Certificate Program

Interested students may earn an Iron Shirt Qigong 1 Instructor certificate from Spiritual Tao by completing all of the following steps:

  1. Complete the Instructor Certificate Program as above.

  2. Pay testing fees of $100 to Spiritual Tao and schedule an Iron Shirt Qigong 1 Instructor test.

  3. Take the Iron Shirt Qigong 1 Instructor test.

  4. Upon successful completion of the test:
    The student must sign the Iron Shirt Qigong 1 Instructor Agreement and Ethics Code form.
    Then later the student will receive an official certificate that gives you international recognition as being certified in Master Mantak Chia's system.
    Note:  If a student does not pass the test, the student may reschedule another test at a convenient time in the future for $50.
     
     
  5. To finalize certification:
    Student needs to upload scanned copy of physical certificate into international database, so that certification is activated.

Iron Shirt Qigong 1 Instructor certification grants one permission to teach Iron Shirt Qigong 1 (in addition to Qigong Meditation Basics).



Tai Chi Student Certificate Program

Students interested in pursuing Tai Chi may choose to get tested for proficiency.
This is completely independent from any kind of Associate Instructor, Instructor, or Iron Shirt 1 testing as above.
Tests may be scheduled when the student is live at the workshops.

Note:   Each level (Tai Chi 1, Tai Chi 2, Tai Chi 3, etc.) has its own test.
Student has to indicate which they wish to be tested on.

Cost: $30.

After finishing the test, the student will earn a certificate from Spiritual Tao that demonstrates his/her skill level.
This is a record of personal achievement, not a permission to teach Tai Chi.

Levels:

  1.   Trainee
  2.   Beginner-Low
  3.   Beginner-Mid
  4.   Beginner-High
  5.   Intermediate-Low
  6.   Intermediate-Mid
  7.   Intermediate-High
  8.   Advanced-Low
  9.   Advanced-Mid
  10.   Advanced-High

To be certified to teach Tai Chi, one must become a Tai Chi Instructor.
See below for more details on Tai Chi Instructor certification.



Tai Chi Qigong 1 Instructor Certificate Program

Interested students may earn an Tai Chi Qigong 1 Instructor certificate from Spiritual Tao by completing all of the following steps:

  1. Complete the Instructor Certificate Program as above.

  2. Pay testing fees of $100 to Spiritual Tao and schedule an Tai Chi Qigong 1 Instructor test.

  3. Take the Tai Chi Qigong 1 Instructor test.
    Note: It is strongly advised to have taken one or more Tai Chi Student certificate tests first before trying this.
    One can not pass the Tai Chi 1 Instructor certification test without being at least Advanced-High in student skill in Tai Chi 1.

  4. Upon successful completion of the test:
    The student must sign the Tai Chi Qigong 1 Instructor Agreement and Ethics Code form.
    Then later the student will receive an official certificate that gives you international recognition as being certified in Master Mantak Chia's system.
    Note:  If a student does not pass the test, the student may reschedule another test at a convenient time in the future for $50.
     
     
  5. To finalize certification:
    Student needs to upload scanned copy of physical certificate into international database, so that certification is activated.

Tai Chi Qigong 1 Instructor certification grants one permission to teach Tai Chi Qigong 1 (in addition to Qigong Meditation Basics).



Tai Chi Qigong 2 Instructor Certificate Program

Interested students may earn an Tai Chi Qigong 2 Instructor certificate from Spiritual Tao by completing all of the following steps:

  1. Complete the Tai Chi Qigong 1 Certificate Program as above.

  2. Pay testing fees of $100 to Spiritual Tao and schedule an Tai Chi Qigong 2 Instructor test.

  3. Take the Tai Chi Qigong 2 Instructor test.
    Note: It is strongly advised to have taken one or more Tai Chi Student certificate tests first before trying this.
    One can not pass the Tai Chi 2 Instructor certification test without being at least Advanced-High in student skill in Tai Chi 2.

  4. Upon successful completion of the test:
    The student must sign the Tai Chi Qigong 2 Instructor Agreement and Ethics Code form.
    Then later the student will receive an official certificate that gives you international recognition as being certified in Master Mantak Chia's system.
    Note:  If a student does not pass the test, the student may reschedule another test at a convenient time in the future for $50.
     
     
  5. To finalize certification:
    Student needs to upload scanned copy of physical certificate into international database, so that certification is activated.

Tai Chi Qigong 2 Instructor certification grants one permission to teach Tai Chi Qigong 2 (in addition to Qigong Meditation Basics and Tai Chi Qigong 1).



Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner Certificate Programs

Students can take training and get certified as Chi Nei Tsang Practitioners.
This allows one to offer Chi Nei Tsang as a therapy to clients.

In short, this involves taking classes in Chi Nei Tsang, Qigong Meditation Basics, Iron Shirt 1, Tao Yin, collecting case studies, more coursework, and then passing an examination.

There are a variety of levels, each with their own required course hours, case studies, and testing:

There are also higher-level certifications that allow one to teach Chi Nei Tsang after one passes Practitioner levels.

More details for the Practitioner levels are listed below.


Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner 1 Certificate Program

Interested students may earn an Chi Nei Tsang 1 Practitioner certificate from Spiritual Tao by completing all of the following steps:

  1. Take the following Chi Nei Tsang course:        Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Healing Therapy 1: Organs      (5-days) 

  2. Collecting Case Studies

    Upon completion of Step 1, you become a Chi Nei Tsang 1 trainee.
    This means you are permitted to work on people as a student-learner charging no fees.
    You are exchanging student practice with the client for the client giving you feedback on the session, known as a Case Study.

    You need to collect 100 Case Studies in Chi Nei Tsang 1 techniques.

    This 100 Case Studies must come from:

    For each person, complete this form for the Case Studies pertaining to that person:    CNT1 Case Study Form.

  3. Before, during, or after steps 1 and 2 above, take the following courses:

    1. Qigong Meditation Basics 1   (3-days)          OR           ***Tai Chi Qigong 1 + Qigong Meditation Basics 1                     (5-days)
    2. Qigong Meditation Basics 2   (3-days)          OR           ***REFINE Tai Chi Qigong 1 + Qigong Meditation Basics 2      (5-days)
    3. Qigong Meditation Basics 3 + Iron Shirt Qigong 1        (3-days) 
    4. Primordial Qigong + Tao Yin Qigong                             (3-days) 

    ***For those only interested in CNT1 practitioner, Tai Chi 1 is beneficial but not a requirement.
          See Associate Instructor certificate program for more details.

    Optional:  It is recommended, but not required, to become an Associate Instructor (see top)--
                     AND to take the Chi Nei Tsang 2 course at least once--prior to final CNT1 course re-take and testing.

  4. REtake the following course, bringing completed 100 CNT1 Case Studies to class, and plan to test at the end:


  5. Testing

    1. Pay testing fees of $100.
      This will cover all costs of guidance, testing, certificates, and organization fees.

    2. You will test with Mary Ellen Derwis near the end of the "CNT1" course at a scheduled time outside of class.

     
  6. Upon successful completion of the test:
    The student must sign the CNT1 Practitioner Agreement and Ethics Code form.
    Then later the student will receive an official certificate that gives you international recognition as being certified in Master Mantak Chia's system.
    Note:  If a student does not pass the test, the student may reschedule another test at a convenient time in the future for $50.
     
     
  7. To finalize certification:
    Student needs to upload scanned copy of physical certificate into international database, so that certification is activated.

You need not do anything to enroll in this Chi Nei Tsang 1 Practitioner Certificate Program, other than follow the above steps.


Legal Notice regarding the practice of Chi Nei Tsang 1 on clients in the state of Michigan:

Definition:   Chi Nei Tsang (also referred to as "CNT") is a form of hands-on therapy (primarily on the abdomen of the body) whose primary goal is to remove energetic blockages which restrict internal qi flow of the human body's energy system.

Upon completion of Steps 1-7 above--and only upon completion of steps 1-7 above--the certified Chi Nei Tsang 1 Practitioner is legally permitted to practice Chi Nei Tsang 1 as a hands-on therapy on clients in the state of Michigan.

No prior licensing--or any additional outside licensing--in any other therapeutic fields beyond this certification and registration process is necessary to meet the legal requirements dictated by the state of Michigan to legally practice CNT1. Cf. Michigan State Legislature Compiled Laws, Chapter 333, Act 368 of 1978 (Public Health Code), Article 15, Part 179A, Section 333.17957, Subsection (1).

For practice outside of Michigan:  State laws vary from state-to-state, but are--in general--similar to the state of Michigan. Please check your state laws and Public Health Code.

Note:   Regardless of legal permission to practice CNT1, as indicated in the CNT1 Practitioner Agreement and Ethics Code certification carries no expressed or implied insurance coverage for liability incurred while practicing CNT1 on clients.   Liability insurance should be maintained by each individual CNT1 practitioner.


Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner 2 Certificate Program

Interested students may earn an Chi Nei Tsang 2 Practitioner certificate from Spiritual Tao by completing all of the following steps:

  1. Complete the Chi Nei Tsang 1 Practitioner Program as above.

  2. Take the following Chi Nei Tsang course:        Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Healing Therapy 2: Winds      (5-days) 

  3. Collecting Case Studies

    Upon completion of Steps 1 and 2, you become a Chi Nei Tsang 2 trainee.
    You need to collect 100 Case Studies in Chi Nei Tsang 2 techniques.

    This 100 Case Studies must come from:

    For each person, complete this form for the 5 Case Studies pertaining to that person:    CNT2 Case Study Form.

  4. **Before, during, or after steps 1-3 above, take the following courses:

    1. Qigong Meditation Basics 3 + Iron Shirt Qigong 1    (again)      (3-days) 


    2. TWO of the following 3-day workshops    -or-   ONE of the following 5-day workshops:

      Introduction to Fusion + Stem Cell Qigong                                 (3-days) 

                                  OR

      Primordial Qigong + Tao Yin Qigong    (again)                          (3-days) 

                                  OR

      Fusion of the Five Elements 1 + Iron Shirt Qigong 2                   (3-days) 

                                  OR

      Big Dipper Qigong                                                                        (3-days) 

                                  OR

      Tai Chi Qigong 1 + Qigong Meditation Basics 1                           (5-days) 

                                  OR

      REFINE Tai Chi Qigong 1 + Qigong Meditation Basics 2            (5-days) 

                                  


    Optional:  It is recommended, but not required, to become an Instructor (see top),  prior to final CNT2 course re-take and testing.


    **Note:  For those that already became Instructors during their CNT1 practitioner training, the step 4 above is already satisfied without additional coursework.

  5. REtake the following course, bringing completed 100 CNT2 Case Studies to class, and plan to test at the end:


  6. Testing

    1. Pay testing fees of $100.
      This will cover all costs of guidance, testing, certificates, and organization fees.

    2. You will test with Mary Ellen Derwis near the end of the "CNT2" course at a scheduled time outside of class.

     
  7. Upon successful completion of the test:
    The student must sign the CNT2 Practitioner Agreement and Ethics Code form.
    Then later the student will receive an official certificate that gives you international recognition as being certified in Master Mantak Chia's system.
    Note:  If a student does not pass the test, the student may reschedule another test at a convenient time in the future for $50.
     
     
  8. To finalize certification:
    Student needs to upload scanned copy of physical certificate into international database, so that certification is activated.

You need not do anything to enroll in this Chi Nei Tsang 2 Practitioner Certificate Program, other than follow the above steps.


Legal Notice regarding the practice of Chi Nei Tsang 2 on clients in the state of Michigan:

Definition:   Chi Nei Tsang (also referred to as "CNT") is a form of hands-on therapy (primarily on the abdomen of the body) whose primary goal is to remove energetic blockages which restrict internal qi flow of the human body's energy system.

Upon completion of Steps 1-8 above--and only upon completion of steps 1-8 above--the certified Chi Nei Tsang 2 Practitioner is legally permitted to practice Chi Nei Tsang 2 as a hands-on therapy on clients in the state of Michigan.

No prior licensing--or any additional outside licensing--in any other therapeutic fields beyond this certification and registration process is necessary to meet the legal requirements dictated by the state of Michigan to legally practice CNT2. Cf. Michigan State Legislature Compiled Laws, Chapter 333, Act 368 of 1978 (Public Health Code), Article 15, Part 179A, Section 333.17957, Subsection (1).

For practice outside of Michigan:  State laws vary from state-to-state, but are--in general--similar to the state of Michigan. Please check your state laws and Public Health Code.

Note:   Regardless of legal permission to practice CNT2, as indicated in the CNT2 Practitioner Agreement and Ethics Code certification carries no expressed or implied insurance coverage for liability incurred while practicing CNT2 on clients.   Liability insurance should be maintained by each individual CNT2 practitioner.


Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner 3 Certificate Program

Interested students may earn an Chi Nei Tsang 3 Practitioner certificate from Spiritual Tao by completing all of the following steps:

  1. Complete the Chi Nei Tsang 1 Practitioner Program as above.

  2. Take the following Chi Nei Tsang course:        Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Healing Therapy 3: Tok Sen      (5-days) 

  3. Collecting Case Studies

    Upon completion of Steps 1 and 2, you become a Chi Nei Tsang 3 trainee.
    You need to collect a full set of 5 Case Studies from 12 different people in Chi Nei Tsang 3 techniques for a total of 60 Case Studies.
    For each person, complete this form for the 5 Case Studies pertaining to that person:    CNT3 Case Study Form.
     

  4. **Before, during, or after steps 1-3 above, take the following courses:

    1. Qigong Meditation Basics 3 + Iron Shirt Qigong 1    (again)               (3-days) 


    Optional:  It is recommended, but not required, to become an Instructor or an Iron Shirt 1 Instructor (see top),  prior to final CNT3 course re-take and testing..


    **Note:  For those that already became Iron Shirt 1 Instructors, this step 4 is already satisfied without additional coursework.

  5. REtake the following course, bringing completed 60 CNT3 Case Studies to class, and plan to test at the end:


  6. Testing

    1. Pay testing fees of $100.
      This will cover all costs of guidance, testing, certificates, and organization fees.

    2. You will test with Mary Ellen Derwis near the end of the "CNT3" course at a scheduled time outside of class.

     
  7. Upon successful completion of the test:
    The student must sign the CNT3 Practitioner Agreement and Ethics Code form.
    Then later the student will receive an official certificate that gives you international recognition as being certified in Master Mantak Chia's system.
    Note:  If a student does not pass the test, the student may reschedule another test at a convenient time in the future for $50.
     
     
  8. To finalize certification:
    Student needs to upload scanned copy of physical certificate into international database, so that certification is activated.

You need not do anything to enroll in this Chi Nei Tsang 3 Practitioner Certificate Program, other than follow the above steps.


Legal Notice regarding the practice of Chi Nei Tsang 3 on clients in the state of Michigan:

Definition:   Chi Nei Tsang (also referred to as "CNT") is a form of hands-on therapy (primarily on the abdomen of the body) whose primary goal is to remove energetic blockages which restrict internal qi flow of the human body's energy system.

Upon completion of Steps 1-8 above--and only upon completion of steps 1-8 above--the certified Chi Nei Tsang 3 Practitioner is legally permitted to practice Chi Nei Tsang 3 as a hands-on therapy on clients in the state of Michigan.

No prior licensing--or any additional outside licensing--in any other therapeutic fields beyond this certification and registration process is necessary to meet the legal requirements dictated by the state of Michigan to legally practice CNT3. Cf. Michigan State Legislature Compiled Laws, Chapter 333, Act 368 of 1978 (Public Health Code), Article 15, Part 179A, Section 333.17957, Subsection (1).

For practice outside of Michigan:  State laws vary from state-to-state, but are--in general--similar to the state of Michigan. Please check your state laws and Public Health Code.

Note:   Regardless of legal permission to practice CNT3, as indicated in the CNT3 Practitioner Agreement and Ethics Code certification carries no expressed or implied insurance coverage for liability incurred while practicing CNT3 on clients.   Liability insurance should be maintained by each individual CNT3 practitioner.


To teach any levels of Chi Nei Tsang, one must be CNT practitioner levels 1-3 AND an Instructor AND several other requirements.
Mary Ellen Derwis, our expert CNT Senior teacher, can help you navigate any of the teacher levels of certification for CNT.




Big Dipper Qigong Certificate Programs

Students can take training and get certified as teachers of Big Dipper Qigong through Spiritual Tao.

There are three certification levels: Associate Teacher, Teacher, and Senior Teacher

Associate Teacher:   May teach Big Dipper Qigong locally (within 50 miles), but hours are not qualifying for their students.
Teacher:   May teach Big Dipper Qigong anywhere and hours taught are qualifying for their students.
Senior Teacher:   May also test students for Associate Teacher or Teacher, with certificates issued by Spiritual Tao.

More details for Big Dipper Qigong certificate levels are listed below.


Big Dipper Qigong Associate Teacher Certificate Program

Interested students may earn a Big Dipper Qigong Associate Teacher certificate from Spiritual Tao by completing all of the following steps:

  1. Take Big Dipper Qigong in a workshop of at least 3-days in length from Spiritual Tao.
    This may contain any unrelated topics, so long as it includes Big Dipper Qigong.

  2. A minimum of one-year practice time.

  3. REtake Big Dipper Qigong in a workshop of at least 3-days in length from Spiritual Tao.
    To fulfill group classroom requirements, student must have acquired a minimum of 14 hours specifically in Big Dipper Qigong after two classes.
    (If not, shortage must be made up through private lessons.)

  4. Private lesson requirements:
    Upon completion of steps 1-3, the student must take at minimum 3 hours of private lessons in Big Dipper Qigong form correction.
    Two of these hours may be taken at any time after the first class live or on Skype, but the third/final hour must be taken live AFTER the second live class.

  5. Pay testing fees of $50 to Spiritual Tao and schedule an Big Dipper Qigong Associate Teacher test.

  6. Take the Big Dipper Qigong Associate Teacher test.

  7. Upon successful completion of the test:
    The student must sign the Big Dipper Qigong Associate Teacher Agreement and Ethics Code form.
    The student will receive an official certificate that certifies the student as a Big Dipper Qigong Associate Teacher, under the SPIRITUAL TAO registered trademark.
    Note:  If a student does not pass the test, the student may reschedule another test at a convenient time in the future for $25.


Big Dipper Qigong Teacher Certificate Program

Interested students may earn a Big Dipper Qigong Teacher certificate from Spiritual Tao by completing all of the following steps:

  1. Complete the Big Dipper Qigong Associate Teacher Certificate Program as above

  2. An additional one-year continued practice time after becoming a Big Dipper Qigong Associate Teacher.

  3. Private lesson requirements:
    Upon completion of steps 1-2, the student must take at minimum 2 hours of private lessons in Big Dipper Qigong form correction.
    One of these hours may be taken at any time within six months of becoming a Big Dipper Qigong Associate Teacher, live or on Skype.
    However, the second hour must be taken live AFTER the one-year has passed.

  4. Pay testing fees of $50 to Spiritual Tao and schedule an Big Dipper Qigong Teacher test.

  5. Take the Big Dipper Qigong Teacher test.

  6. Upon successful completion of the test:
    The student must sign the Big Dipper Qigong Teacher Agreement and Ethics Code form.
    The student will receive an official certificate that certifies the student as a Big Dipper Qigong Teacher, under the SPIRITUAL TAO registered trademark.
    Note:  If a student does not pass the test, the student may reschedule another test at a convenient time in the future for $25.


Big Dipper Qigong Senior Teacher Certificate Program

Interested students may earn a Big Dipper Qigong Senior Teacher certificate from Spiritual Tao by completing all of the following steps:

  1. Complete the Big Dipper Qigong Teacher Certificate Program as above

  2. An additional two years of continued practice time after becoming a Big Dipper Qigong Teacher.

  3. REtake Big Dipper Qigong in a workshop of at least 3-days in length from Spiritual Tao.
    From taking the class the third time and from earlier private lessons, the student must have acquired a minimum of 27 hours specifically in Big Dipper Qigong.
    (If not, shortage must be made up through private lessons.)

  4. Private lesson requirements:
    Upon completion of steps 1-3, the student must take a minimum of 1 hour of private lessons in Big Dipper Qigong form correction.
    This hour must be taken live at some point after Step 3.

  5. Pay testing fees of $50 to Spiritual Tao and schedule an Big Dipper Qigong Senior Teacher test.

  6. Take the Big Dipper Qigong Senior Teacher test.

  7. Upon successful completion of the test:
    The student must sign the Big Dipper Qigong Senior Teacher Agreement and Ethics Code form.
    The student will receive an official certificate that certifies the student as a Big Dipper Qigong Senior Teacher, under the SPIRITUAL TAO registered trademark.
    Note:  If a student does not pass the test, the student may reschedule another test at a convenient time in the future for $25.


Last Revised 1/16/2019


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