IASI School Recognition Standards

1. 730 total in-class hours

2. 500 of these hours must be in SI theory and practicum

  • These hours do not include anatomy, physiology, movement, ethics, business, contraindications, etc. 
  • Acceptable documentation must include clearly detailed curriculum/class schedules demonstrating material covered. A general statement is not sufficient documentation.
  • Content: we will look for the inclusion of a clearly documented series process, the concept of the body as integral with gravity, and the fascial system as the structural organizer. Schools must provide clear written documentation of in-class supervised work on a minimum of 2 models - preferably more, observation of at least 4 complete series with students receiving and giving the complete series with classmates under instructor supervision.

3. A minimum of 230 of the 730 hours must include anatomy/physiology/kinesiology and be from a structured bodywork training program. This would be a bodywork school with a standard curriculum aimed at providing all the basics for a professional career.

  • Continuing education workshops will not be accepted in these hours and will not be recognized as meeting this requirement. Acceptable documentation must include clearly detailed curriculum/class schedules that meet this requirement. A general statement is not sufficient documentation.

4. The SI school from which a practitioner graduates is only required to provide 500 hours of SI training. If the SI school wishes its graduates to be IASI recognized then it must require its students to get the remaining hours in prerequisites from a structured bodywork program that includes general bodywork, ethics/business practices, and a minimum of 230 hours of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology.

  • Continuing education workshops will not be accepted in these hours and will not be recognized as meeting this requirement. Acceptable documentation must include clearly detailed curriculum/class schedules that meet this requirement. A general statement is not sufficient documentation.
  • As well, the applicant school must provide a written policy stating that students must present transcripts demonstrating the required hours in these prerequisites and that they are completed before admission to the school. The applicant school should, as policy, maintain a copy of these transcripts in the student records. Copies of applicant transcripts must be provided to IASI if requested.

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