Certification Eligibility
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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.


IAYT Certification (C-IAYT) through Portfolio Review & Evaluation (PR&E) re-opens August 12-December 12, 2020.   This program is for candidates who have significant yoga therapy education, extensive yoga therapy practice experience and are actively engaged in the field of yoga therapy.  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 late 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.