Structural Integration Certification Process
The NW Center offers several classes to support your training and certification process. The International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI) is the professional membership organization for Structural Integration. Founded in 2002, IASI sprang up as a grassroots organization from within the profession to set standards, move towards certification, insure continuation of a professional identity, and promote Structural Integration’s continued growth as a respected profession in the healthcare field.
As of January of 2016, the IASI requires a minimum of 500 hours of Structural Integration classes, including taking at least 2 models through the 10-session series. Please note that the NW Center requires that students have received or are receiving their own ten session series as one aspect of the certification process and as a prerequisite to enrollment in the Intensive Practitioner training. The NW Center requires that all students seeking certification successfully complete the Practitioner Intensive class offered each year beginning in September. Several other classes are offered to allow our students some flexibility in their curriculum based on their individual interests.
A total of 730 hours are required for certification through the IASI as well as successfully passing the CBSI exam. The Certification Board for Structural Integration examines and maintains standards of ethical and professional practice in the delivery of services through a credentialing program that promotes the competency of practitioners of Structural Integration. CBSI identifies Board Certified Structural Integrators to the profession and the public. Certain prerequisites are required as part of the certification process. A minimum of 220 hours are required beyond SI specific classes, including anatomy, physiology and kinesiology. These hours can include bodywork classes within a variety of different modalities. These classes may be taken concurrently with Structural Integration coursework with instructor approval.