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Certification Board for Structural Integration

Certification Maintenance Program Policy

Purpose of the Certification Maintenance Program

The practice of Structural Integration (SI) is an ongoing exploration into the human condition and its relationship with gravity. As such, it is necessary for the practitioner to continually explore, learn, communicate and share their discoveries with other practitioners. Lifetime certification is no longer consistent with the highest credentialing standards. Competency must be maintained by continuing practice and study, based on critical self-evaluation for improvement. Each certified practitioner should reflect on how competence in his or her SI practice can best be supported by further education or experience when planning how to meet requirements for maintaining the BCSI credential.

Requirements for Certification Maintenance

Certification Maintenance requirements must be met every four years. Failure to complete these requirements will result in loss of Board Certification and the right to use or display the BCSI credential until the Certification Examination for Structural Integration has been retaken with a passing score.

The Certification Board for Structural Integration recognizes two pathways for certification maintenance in each four-year cycle: 1) retaking the Certification Examination for Structural Integration, or 2) acquiring and reporting a total of 72 continuing education and experience Credits, as described below. Either pathway will also require:

  • Submission of an brief Application Form (already part of the online reporting form);
  • Payment of the Certification Maintenance Fee.

Fee Requirement for Certification Maintenance

As of 2015, the fee for renewal of certification for four years is $150.

Validity and quality of the CBSI certification program requires continuous and regular maintenance and development. The Practice Analysis that defines what competent practitioners need to know, do, and understand needs to be repeated periodically as a basis for design of the CESI.  Examination questions must be written, tested, revised, and retested. The website and materials to support candidates for the CESI need regular revision. Certification maintenance requires manpower for document management and data entry.  Volunteers do most of this work, but we must employ staff, including our psychometrician consultant. Every professional certification program is supported by the cost of the initial examination and a fee for certification maintenance. CBSI is new to certification maintenance and has now established a nominal fee that is comparable to the low end of professional certification programs in similar sized industries.

Continuing Education and Experience Credits

Currently, CBSI’s requirements are based on IASI’s CE Program.. KEY elements include:

  • 72 Credits must be reported by everyone every four years.
  • Credits are delineated into categories, with specific numbers of Credits required per category.
    • After 15 years of practice, there is NO requirement for Category 1 Credits.
    • ONLY practitioners in their first 15 years of practice must acquire 36 credits from Category 1.
    • 1 clock hour in a class or workshop is equivalent to 1 Credit.
    • Some experiences and activities earn partial Credit for each hour spent.


Credits are delineated in three Categories. All IASI members/CBSI’s must report at least 72 Credits.

IASI members/CBSI’s with 15 years experience or more may report 72 total Credits from any Category.

IASI members/CBSI’s with LESS than 15 years of experience must report as follows:

 Category 1--Core SI Studies or Experience      36 Credits minimum, up to 72 Credits 
 Category 2--Adjunct Studies  Up to 36 Credits
 Category 3--Independent Studies     Up to 18 Credits




CARRY-OVER CREDITS: Practitioners who complete advanced SI training at any IASI-recognized school during any one four-year reporting/certification cycle may “carry-over” Category 1 Credits in excess of 72 Credits into the following reporting/certification cycle. For example, for an advanced SI training that takes 175 hours, one may claim 72 Category 1 Credits in each of two consecutive four-year cycles. NO OTHER Credits will be granted carry-over status.

Reporting of Continuing Education and Experience Credits

Board Certified Structural Integrators will be notified annually by the CBSI of their next recertification application and reporting deadline, and will be provided a copy of the current CBSI Certification Maintenance Requirements Policy. Notification will be by email only unless the CBSI office receives a written request for notification by US Mail. Questions about certification cycles and reporting may be directed to the CBSI office at or 1-855-253-4274.

Reporting should be completed online. The Application and payment by credit card are integrated into the online CE Reporting Form. IASI members may also complete reporting for IASI membership as a single submission with CBSI reporting. There is no fee for IASI reporting but $150 fee for non IASI members. 

Complete submissions must be received by December 1 each year and every four years thereafter. New certificates will be mailed within 6 weeks of a completed submission.

Documentation / Audit of Continuing Education and Experience Credits

CBSI will randomly select ten percent of all continuing education and experience reports every year for audit for accuracy. BCSIs should be prepared to provide documentation for all Credits. Those BCSIs whose submissions will be audited will be notified in June of each year. Documentation of Credits is to be provided only if you are audited and when documentation is requested. Failure to provide documentation for an audit will require retake of the SI Exam in the following certification maintenance cycle.

Category 1 – Core SI Studies

OLD IASI Definition (until June 2015): Category 1 courses are taught by Structural Integrators who have been in full-time practice a minimum of seven years. The course content covers Structural Integration technique, theory, perspectives, movement work or anatomy that  defines, explores and/or evolves the work of Dr. Ida Rolf. Up to June 2015, all participants in Category 1 courses must be persons who are graduates of SI training programs recognized by IASI or are professional or board certified members of the IASI.

NEW IASI Definition (after June 2015): Category 1 classes and workshops are designed for Structural Integration practitioners, have Structural Integration as the main topic of inquiry, and the instructor must have at least 7 years experience as a Structural Integration practitioner. Courses and workshops must also be approved by IASI for Category 1 Credit.

Credit minimums and maximums for each option are noted for each 4-year cycle. 1 hour = 1 Credit

I.        Attendee of IASI-Approved Category 1 Class or Workshop

  • No limit.
  • Documentation required: Certificate of completion signed by instructor, including number of class hours

II.        Attendee of IASI Symposium or Regional Meeting

  • Maximum 18 Credits for each Symposium or Regional Meeting
  • Documentation required: Copy of completed IASI registration form

III.       Advanced Training at IASI Recognized SI School

  • Maximum of 72 Credits
  • Credits > 72 are eligible for carryover once into the next 4-year cycle
  • Documentation required: Certificate of completion signed by instructor, including number of class hours

IV. Online Education and/or Pre-RecordedMaterials

  • Maximum of 8 Credits
  • Documentation required: Certificate of completion that includes IASI approval for Category 1 Credit.

Category 1 – Core SI Activities

Additional activities are recognized by CBSI for credit because they support the transmission of knowledge from adept and seasoned practitioners in both formal and informal settings. This creation of networks and the exchange of ideas helps to solidify both the field of Structural Integration and the abilities of individual practitioners. Credit minimums and maximums for each option are noted for each 4-year cycle.

I.    Presentation at IASI Symposium or Regional Meeting

  • No limit. One hour presenting = 3 CE Credits
  • Documentation required: Copy of IASI–presenter agreement signed by IASI Executive Director
II.   Mentoring SI Practitioners
  • Maximum 25 Credits.1 hour contact = 1 Credit.
  • Mentor and Mentee may each claim up to 25 Credits.
  •  Requirements for mentor: 5 years of full-time practice of Structural Integration.
  • Documentation required: Copy of IASI Mentoring Form completed and signed by Mentor, Mentee, and IASI Executive Director. 
III. SI Study Group
  • Maximum 12.5 Credits. 1 hour group meeting time = 0.5 Credit.
  • 3 Credits additional for group publication in peer journal.
  • Documentation required: for group, a copy of IASI Group Study Form, signed by all group members and IASI Executive Director; for publication, a copy of the article. 

IV. Initial Passage of CBSI Board Certification Examination

  • 8 Credits (available in the first reporting cycle after the examination only)
  • Documentation required: none (CBSI will have on file) 
V.      SI Publications
  • No limit.
  • 36 Credits: Published book
  • 10 Credits: Peer-reviewed or professional journal article
  • 5 Credits: Newspaper or online magazine article (>2500 words)
  • 2 Credits: Newspaper or online magazine article (<2500 words)
  • Documentation required: Copy of title page of book or copy of article

VI. SI Teaching or Assistant Teaching in IASI-recognized Education Programs or Category 1 Workshops

  • Maximum 36 Credits. 1 hour instruction time = 3 credits given per 1 hour of instruction.
  • Documentation required: None

Category 2 – Adjunct Studies 

Category 2 courses are those that have direct relevance to the practice of SI, but are open to non-SI practitioners and therefore may have a different focus. They may or may not be taught by SI practitioners and may include, but are not limited to courses on ethics and business development. Where noted, credit minimums and maximums are for each 4-year cycle. 1 hour = 1 Credit

I.        Classes, Workshops taught by SI Practitioners
  • May be non-SI curriculum but must be applicable to an SI practice.
II.            Classes, Workshops taught by non-SI Practitioners
  • Credit may be awarded by the IASI CE committee for classes taught by non-SI practitioners upon recommendation letters from at least four IASI professional or board certified members.
  • Documentation required: letter of approval of credits from the IASI CE Committee.
III.   Volunteer Work for IASI or CBSI
  • Maximum 24 credits. 1 day of work = 4 credits
  • Examples of activities include: working at a symposium, editing yearbook, serving on a committee or board, participating in CESI development or administration.
  • Documentation required: a letter or certificate verifying days worked from an IASI or CBSI committee chair or Executive Director.
IV.          Ethics Courses
  • Maximum 6 Credits
  • Required: 3 Credits for ethics coursework, either online or in class. Ethics credits may be obtained through any and all categories.
  • Documentation required: Certificate of course completion signed by instructor

Category 3 – Independent Studies

Category 3 educational experiences are meant to enhance the practitioner’s competencies and promote the individual’s development. Before consideration for credit by the IASI CE committee, a short rationale explaining the benefit of these classes and experiences is necessary, including an accurate and documented accounting of the number of in-class hours per day and/or a certificate of completion. Examples of Category 3 experiences include but are not limited to:

  • University courses, anatomical studies
  • Workshops and trainings in psychotherapeutic methodologies
  • Spiritual workshops
  • Yoga teacher training courses
  • Ethics
  • Business development
  • Requirements for licensing or certification by state agencies also fit into this category

Documentation required for CBSI: letter or email from IASI CE Committee including number of CE Credits granted.