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Welcome to the IAYT Accreditation Process!
IAYT accreditation is a voluntary process designed for IAYT member schools who seek accreditation of their yoga therapy training programs that meet the IAYT Educational Standards for the Training of Yoga Therapists.
The accreditation process is demanding and requires a deep commitment. IAYT provides application support while maintaining a fair and objective process. The ways IAYT provides support includes the following:
A Multi-Step Approach to Accreditation
Before beginning the accreditation process, potential applicants are strongly advised to complete the pre-application readiness assessment. This self-evaluation is a tool designed to help you determine your level of preparedness for accreditation. The rigorous process of accreditation will only be successful if your school and program are ready.
Once you have determined that you're prepared to proceed with the accreditation process, the next step is to submit a Letter of Intent via a web-based form during one of two semi-annual submission periods. Following the submission of a Letter of Intent, a potential applicant participates in a conference call with Accreditation staff to discuss the potential applicant's submitted documents to determine their ability to begin the accreditation process within the next 12 months.
When the applicant is ready to begin developing application documentation, he or she will be given an application packet that includes documentation templates and other supporting information.
In 2018, IAYT accepts complete applications twice a year: