Definitions of Recertification Terms and Examples

C-IAYT Award Date:  The date when your initial C-IAYT was assigned.

C-IAYT Recertification Next Expiration Date: This date indicates when your current C-IAYT expires. For first time C-IAYTs, add three years to your C-IAYT Award Date - you officially have until the end of that month.

Note: Your C-IAYT certification is valid for 3 years and expires at the end of your initial certification month.  You may apply for recertification any time before or during your C-IAYT recertification month.

C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist - Yes: During your 3 year C-IAYT certification period you will enjoy all of the benefits of being a C-IAYT.

C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist - No: If your C-IAYT Recertification Next Expiration Date has passed your C-IAYT Recertification Status will be changed to Pending or Expired.  You will no longer enjoy the benefits of being a C-IAYT until your recertification application has been approved.

C-IAYT Recertification Status Pending: The 60 day period after your C-IAYT Recertification Next Expiration Date passes. Your C-IAYT Status will be changed to No, however, you can apply for recertification within the 60 days and, if approved, your New C-IAYT Recertification Next Expiration Date will be 3 years after your most recent C-IAYT Recertification Expiration Date.

C-IAYT Recertification Status Expired: If 61+ days have passed after your C-IAYT Recertification Next Expiration Date, your C-IAYT Recertification Status will be changed from pending to expired. Your C-IAYT Status will remain No. Once your recertification has expired you are required to pay a C-IAYT Reactivation Fee of $55 before you can apply for recertification. Once you pay the reactivation fee you can then follow the steps for applying. If your application is approved, your New C-IAYT Recertification Next Expiration Date will be 3 years after your most recent C-IAYT Recertification Expiration Date.  You may reactivate your recertification any time in the three year period after your last expiration date by meeting all of the stated requirements.  If you do not pay the reactivation fee, register and apply for recertification during the three year period you will then have to take the C-IAYT exam once it is available (2021).

The following four examples demonstrate your New C-IAYT Recertification Next Expiration Date and C-IAYT Status.

For all examples:

C-IAYT Award Date (Initial Certification): 9-16-2016

C-IAYT Recertification Next Expiration Date: 9-30-2019

Example 1: C-IAYT Applies for Recertification prior to C-IAYT Recertification Month

C-IAYT applies for recertification prior to 9-1-2019, if approved,

New C-IAYT Recertification Next Expiration Date: 9-30-2022

C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist: Yes

Example 2: C-IAYT Applies for Recertification during C-IAYT Recertification Month

C-IAYT applies for recertification between 9-1-2019 and 9-30-2019, if approved,

New C-IAYT Recertification Next Expiration Date: 9-30-2022

C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist: Yes

Example 3: C-IAYT Applies for Recertification after C-IAYT Recertification Next Expiration Date passes (within 60 days after)

C-IAYT Recertification Status: Pending (until application is approved)

C-IAYT applies for recertification between 10-1-2019 and 11-30-2019, if approved,

New C-IAYT Recertification Next Expiration Date: 9-30-2022

No C-IAYT Reactivation Fee

C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist: No (until application is approved)

C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist: Yes (once application is approved)

Example 4: C-IAYT Applies for Recertification after C-IAYT Recertification Next Expiration Date passes (61+ days post)

C-IAYT Recertification Status: Expired (until reactivation fee is paid and application is approved)

C-IAYT wants to apply for recertification on or after 12-1-2019

A C-IAYT Reactivation Fee of $55 is required prior to applying for recertification.

Once C-IAYT Reactivation Fee is paid, C-IAYT registers for recertification, completes and submits the application. If application approved,

New C-IAYT Recertification Next Expiration Date: 9-30-2022

C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist: No (until recertification fee is paid and application is approved)

C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist: Yes (once application is approved)