Eligibility for Applying for IAYT Certification
IAYT Certification (C-IAYT) is currently open to all IAYT members who are graduates of IAYT accredited yoga therapist training programs. These graduates may apply for IAYT Certification (C-IAYT) anytime following completion of their program.
NEW: IAYT Certification (C-IAYT) through Portfolio Review & Evaluation (PR&E) opens in November 2019 for a 6-month pilot project for candidates who are actively practicing, have significant yoga therapy education and extensive yoga therapy practice experience. These potential applicants are not candidates for an accredited program, but do qualify for a rigorous system for certification. Click here for details of the PR&E eligibility criteria and process.
Creating an exam is the next step in the maturation of Yoga Therapy as a recognized and respected profession. We expect the exam to be available in 2021. Once established, the exam will be required of all new C-IAYT applicants.
NOTE: All applicants for IAYT certification (C-IAYT) must be current IAYT members and agree to the IAYT Code of Ethics and Grounds for Disciplinary Action, Use of the C-IAYT Credential, and review the Scope of Practice. These and other IAYT policies related to certified yoga therapists can be found in the Certification Policies and Procedures.