The Gradual Path is to Upgrade from Associate Instructor to Certified Instructor.
PREREQUISITES – One must already have met all the requirements and qualified as an Associate Instructor including 110 total hours (60-70 hours of prerequisite training and 40 more hours of Associate Instructor certification training, see here).
Only students that are taught by Mantak Chia and/or certified teachers of Mantak Chia get hours towards certification in Master Chia’s system.
PERSONAL PRACTICE REQUIREMENT – A minimum of 6 months of personal practice and/or teaching experience is required after becoming an Associate Instructor. The evaluating Senior Instructor will consider exceptions or experience in related studies.
UPGRADE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS – An additional 120 hours is required for the upgrade. When added to the 110 hour Associate Instructor Prerequisites, the training totals 230 hours.
TRAINING SUBJECTS– The additional 120 training hours can be acquired in the following 2 ways:
All 120 hours in Core Subjects:
60 hours in Core Subjects (see above);
40 hours in one or more of these Branch Practices:
20 hours in any of these additional practices: Tan Tien Qigong, Qigong Warm-ups, Five Elements Theory & Application, Primordial Qigong, Inner Alchemy Astrology,Iron Shirt III, Buddha Palm, Wisdom Qigong, Elixir Qigong, Stem Cell Qigong, Deep Healing Qi Gong, 8 Extraordinary Qigong, Chi Nei Tsang I, Cosmic Healing I
LETTER FROM ASSOCIATE INSTRUCTOR – Please send a letter expressing your desire to upgrade and include your teaching plans with a course outline.
INTERVIEW/TEST BY UT SENIOR INSTRUCTOR & UT INSTRUCTOR As you have already passed your Associate Instructor Evaluation, you will not be retested in those practices. For Instructor Certification, your grounding will be tested in Iron Shirt (Tree, Urn, & Turtle). 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.