The AC requires accredited yoga therapy programs, as well as programs seeking accreditation, to honestly and responsibly represent their association with the IAYT orally and in writing. To this end, the
IAYT requires programs to adhere carefully to the following practices:
- If a program has applied for accreditation and has been informed by the AC that its application is ready for review, it may publicize this fact by using the following statement in any of its publications:"(Name of program) has applied for accreditation by the IAYT and is currently being evaluated.”
Note: A school with a yoga therapy training program is not allowed to make any statement or representation about the likelihood of gaining accreditation, such as "It is expected that accreditation will be granted in the near future,” or "our program meets IAYT standards or requirements.”)
- The school may refer to its program as being "accredited” only after this status has been conferred by the AC. It may not describe its program as "fully accredited,” since the IAYT does not grant partial accreditation. The correct terminology is "accredited.”
- In representing its association with the IAYT in publications and on its website, the school must use the following statement:"(Name of program) is accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. For more information, visit:www.iayt.org.”
- Accreditation is granted to a yoga therapy training program as a whole and not to individual units, courses, or degrees. Therefore, statements such as "this course is accredited” or "this certificate is accredited” are incorrect and must be avoided.
- A school with an accredited program may use an IAYT-supplied service mark in its publications as long as it maintains the accreditation status of its yoga therapy training program.
- A Member School may not use the IAYT logo in publications under any circumstances.
A school’s ability to abide by these principles of good practice in its public representations is considered by the IAYT as an indication of the program's integrity as an educational entity. If a school, as determined by the AC, the IAYT Board, the IAYT Executive Director, the IAYT President, or the AC Manager, releases incorrect or misleading information about accreditation of its program or applicant status with the IAYT, or about any accreditation action, the IAYT notifies the program to immediately provide for the public correction of the information, or the IAYT so provides. If the program continues to publish incorrect or misleading information, the AC may initiate an action against the program in accordance with its Policy on Sanctions.