Becoming a Certified Practitioner
The process of becoming a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner (CBP) is not difficult, but there are a few steps to the process. There is not a defined time frame in which this process must be completed, but many individuals take between 6 months and 2 years to become a CBP. It's up to you, your schedule, and how much you are able to focus on studying and practice. So, in order to become a CBP, you must complete the following:
- Complete BodyTalk Fundamentals with any Certified BodyTalk Instructor (CBI).
- Become an IBA Standard Member.
- Either attend BodyTalk Fundamentals for a second time, at a reduced cost, OR take the BodyTalk Fundamentals Integration class with any CBI. (Depending on your membership level, you may be eligible for up to 75% discount on retaking an IBA seminar. Members only have to pay 25% of the cost of the course to monitor.
- Complete and document at least fifty BodyTalk sessions, with a minimum of fifteen different people, without the use of protocol charts or manuals.
- Documentation of sessions should demonstrate wide use of the BodyTalk techniques and will be reviewed by an examining CBI prior to exam.
- Study for the Fundamentals exam (Practice Exam and tips are located in the Members Area of the IBA website).
- Set up a time to take the Fundamentals Exam with any CBI (Certified BodyTalk Instructor).
- Take and pass with a 90% or better both the written and oral practical examination with an examining CBI. The exam cost is $250 USD, payable to CBI prior to start of exam and a $50 processing fee payable to the IBA upon submitting certification.
Once you successfully pass the Fundamentals exam, you are eligible and strongly encouraged to upgrade your Standard Membership to a Practicing membership to then be listed amongst the other BodyTalk professionals so that you can start receiving referrals directly from the IBA website.
- Complete 32 hours of IBA-Approved Continuing Education in the BodyTalk System™ within the two-year time period from the date you passed your Fundamentals Exam.
- Remain a member of the IBA.
- Adhere to the Code of Ethics of the IBA.