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Tai Chi Certification Application & Renewal

 
Categories of Certification  
Certified Tai Chi (or Qigong) Practitioner
  • 1. At least 150 documented hours in formal Tai Chi or Qigong training
  • 2. Two or more reference letters.
Certification Renewal: Receive continuing education (in the form of self-study, workshops, seminars and/or classes) in Tai Chi for at least 10 hours a year.
 
Certified Associate Tai Chi (or Qigong) Instructor
 Certified Tai Chi (or Qigong) Instructor (Level I)
 Certified Tai Chi (or Qigong) Instructor (Level II)
  • 1. All the criteria from Level I
  • 2. At least 1000 hours of experience in teaching Tai Chi and/or Qigong
 Certified Tai Chi (or Qigong) Instructor (Level III)
  • 1. All the criteria from Level I
  • 2. At least 2000 hours of experience in teaching Tai Chi and/or Qigong
 Certified Tai Chi (or Qigong) Master Instructor
  • 1. At least 5000 hours of experience in teaching Tai Chi and/or Qigong
  • 2. Manifestation of Leadership: promoting Tai Chi to the public through such channels as social events, writing articles for the media, and so on. Demonstrated influence in the industry.
  • 3. Five or more reference letters from other Tai Chi instructors, students, clients, etc. At least three of the letters should comment on your teaching performance. At least two of the reference letters provide proof for your leadership.
  • 4. Other supporting documents: certificates, publications, etc.
Certification Renewal :
  • 1. Receive continuing education (in the form of self-study, workshops, seminars and/or classes) in Tai Chi for at least 10 hours a year.
  • 2. Maintain at least 100 hours in teaching Tai Chi every year.
 
Meeting the above criteria does not automatically qualify you for the ATCQA Certification. The decision will also depend on the credential of the organization(s) from which you received Tai Chi training, the significance of the reference letters, etc. ATCQA reserves the right to make these assessments on a case-by-case basis.
 
Tai Chi Certification Fees
  • Application fee: None - the application is free
  • Certification fee (after the application is approved): $110/term(2-year) for Practitioners, $130/term(2-year) for Instructors.
ATCQA Professional members receive 50% discount on the above fees.
Renewal fee (after the first 2 years of certification): $60/term(2-year)
 
How to apply
  1. 1. Download the application form here: the Word format or the PDF format. To make your application process easier, you can download the template for reference letter from your client, the template for reference letter from a peer, and the template for reference letter from a student.
  2. 2. After filling in the application form, submit it and all the supporting documents to ATCQA. You can submit either by snail mail or email (TC@AmericanTaiChi.net).
 
Questions or comments? Please check the FAQ page or email us at TC@AmericanTaiChi.net

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