Certification from the NQA is a professional endorsement from America's premier Qigong membership organization.
Certification from the NQA allows Qigong Instructors and Practitioners to validate their knowledge and abilities. Individuals that are certified have enhanced credibility to clients and employers. With public recognition of professional achievement, certified members can position themselves for appropriate recognition and a critical sense of confidence and achievement.
Our criteria for certification emphasizes in-person training. We feel that Qigong is very experiential and is best practiced in the presence of a teacher.
In-person training allows the teacher to assess the student's Qi flow on a first hand basis. Being in the presence of each other allows for the direct observation and Qi transmission during the training.
With that being said, we still allow for a portion of training hours to be achieved through virtual training.
Note: You must be able to log in to your Professional NQA Membership account to apply for certification. If you need assistance with your account please contact email@example.com.
To access helpful definitions* that will aide you in the application process, please click here.
At least 200 hours of documented Formal Qigong Training*
50% of training hours may be virtual at this level
2 years of personal Qigong practice
At least 500 hours documented Formal Qigong Training* including at least 350 didactic hours of which 200 are specific to Qigong
The satisfactory completion of an interview with members of the Application Review Committee (ARC) may be required
At least 1500 hours documented Formal Qigong Training* including 1000 didactic hours of which 600 are specific to Qigong
The satisfactory completion of an interview with members of the Application Review Committee (ARC)
*Formal Qigong training: In-person training where teacher and student are physically present in the same location at the same time. Formal training generally includes the cultivation and perception of Qi, the experience of Qi and the Qigong state, centering, rooting, grounding, the knowledge of Qigong theories of what Qi is and how Qi works, an understanding of the three Dan Tians, Jing, Qi and Shen, Yin/Yang, Five Phases, and the Meridian/ Acupoint system. It includes utilization of Qi in practice, teaching and Qi emission.
After the initial application fee of $150, this is the pricing structure for certification.
Only one certification track has been completed. This could include one of the following tracks: Qigong Instructor, Qigong Clinical Practitioner, or Qigong Integrative Professional.
Two certification tracks have been completed. An example of this could mean the individual has been certified in the Qigong Instructor & Qigong Clinical Practitioner tracks.