Total Training – 260 hours.
The Gradual Path is to Upgrade from Associate Instructor to Certified Instructor.
PREREQUISITES – One must already have met all the requirements and qualified as an Associate Instructor including 130 total hours (120 hours of prerequisite training and 10 more hours of Associate Instructor certification training, see here).
Only students that are taught by Mantak Chia and/or certified teachers of Mantak Chia get hours towards certification in Master Chia’s system.
PERSONAL PRACTICE REQUIREMENT – A minimum of 6 months of personal practice and/or teaching experience is required after becoming an Associate Instructor. The evaluating Senior Instructor will consider exceptions or experience in related studies.
UPGRADE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS – An additional 120 hours is required for the upgrade. When added to the 130 hour Associate Instructor Prerequisites, the training totals 250 hours.
TRAINING SUBJECTS– The additional 120 training hours include the following:
Minimum 20 hours with Mantak Chia in:
- Tao Energy Basics
- Fusion of the 5 Elements Meditation
Remaining hours can be with Mantak Chia or any Certified or Senior Instructor in any of the UHT courses.
LETTER FROM ASSOCIATE INSTRUCTOR – Please send a letter expressing your desire to upgrade and include your teaching plans with a course outline.
INTERVIEW/TEST BY UT SENIOR INSTRUCTOR & UT INSTRUCTOR After fulfilling the above, you are eligible to attend a 10 hour Evaluation Training with a Senior Instructor Level 2. You will also need to present 9 UHT Case Study Forms for students who have studied the Basics – Inner Smile, Microcosmic Orbit and /6 Healing Sounds.
Since you have already passed your Associate Instructor Evaluation, you will not be retested in those practices. For Instructor Certification, your grounding will be tested in Iron Shirt (Tree, Urn, & Turtle).
You are eligible to upgrade in these areas after becoming a Certified Instructor:
- Iron Shirt I, II, III
- Healing Love (Certification in Iron Shirt 1 is required)
- Tan Tien Chi Kung, Tao Yin, Tai Chi I, II, III
- Fusion I,II,III and to all the higher practices such as Kan & Li etc.
If you are upgrading in Iron Shirt (all 6 postures), Healing Love, Tao Yin and/or Tai Chi, you will be tested on these. There will be a fee for both the testing and the new certificate.