The IASI and the Structural Integration 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, ensure the continuation of a professional identity, and promote Structural Integration’s continued growth as a respected profession in the healthcare field.

The NW Center is not a stand-alone program for certification. We offer classes that are accepted by the IASI and count towards sitting for the certification licensing exam (CBSI). Typically students at the NW Center are licensed and continuing their education or concurrently enrolled in a program that is accredited by the State of Oregon as a higher education program (i.e. massage school, naturopathic school, chiropractic school). 

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, in conjunction with the IASI, 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. 

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. It is noted that all non-licensed participants are responsible for seeking out a concurrent program for licensure that aligns with their state of residence.