FAQ: IAYT Guidelines Regarding Non-Contact Continuing Ed Hours

C-IAYT Continuing Education Requirements

Currently, the IAYT accepts CEs from several sources.

1) Attendance at SYTAR or other IAYT sponsored conferences

2) APD courses

3) a variety of other sources, described by the IAYT in detail here:

Attendance/Participation outside of IAYT:  (The following are the types of training, participation, and activities that may be submitted by using the form below for individual approval by IAYT.  Currently, CE submission is not restricted to APD courses.)

a. Completing courses and workshops that support one or more of the competencies identified within the IAYT Educational Standards for the Training of Yoga Therapists. These can be found on the website under the Accreditation heading.

b. Teaching yoga therapy courses or workshops that support one or more of the competencies (contact hours only).  ONLY the first case of teaching the course/workshop may be submitted for consideration.

c. Hours spent in individual clinical supervision with a mentor or in peer supervision groups with a mentor that support one or more of the competencies.

YogaUOnline courses fall under criteria a) above. We will eventually also be adding more APD courses, but currently, as long as the course supports the IAYT competencies it counts towards CEs.

To see more information about continuing education requirements on the IAYT website, please click on the link at the top of this section. 

IAYT Yoga Therapy Competency Areas

Most YogaUOnline Courses fall either under Section 2.1 Anatomy and Physiology or Section 3: Yoga Therapy and Therapeutic Skills.

For a full overview of competiencies, click on the link above.

How to Apply for IAYT Certification

From the IAYT website:

Guidelines for Submitting CEs to IAYT (other than APD courses):

The first thing to do is to review the IAYT Educational Standards for the Training of Yoga Therapists and determine which competency areas you have met by the training you are submitting. Select one or more competency areas that you feel best aligns to the content of your continuing education so that you can enter it in your submission form. When ready, log into your profile.

First, visit Profile Home. If you are an IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), you will see your C-IAYT Award Date on the home profile screen. C-IAYTs will need this date to complete the CE hours submission so make note of it before proceeding.

Continuing education courses to support C-IAYT recertification must occur during your 3 year certification period. (The hours are reset at the beginning of the next recertification period.)

Select Manage Profile (from the right side bar or upper right).

Scroll down to Content and Features and select Professional Development from within that heading.

Under Journal Entries, select Add Entry (It’s the last thing on the right of the line that starts with Print Transcript and has the green + sign next to it).

Complete the form with this information:

Is this an entry for a Certificate or Program – Select YES for all entries

Certification/Program drop down: This pertains to your status as a C-IAYT – if you are a C-IAYT select C-IAYT Continuing Education, or if you are not a C-IAYT select Non-C-IAYT Continuing Education.

Credit Type drop down : Select CE Self-Submitted

The entry date will be the date you are entering information on the form

Description: This field allows only 174 characters. Provide the course title, dates, faculty, location, and any other details that will fit within this constraint.

Credits: The number of CE credits/hours you are submitting with this entry

Credits Expire: leave this field blank

Score: leave this field blank

Activity Code: You must complete this field.  Enter at least one competency area from the Educational Standards in this field (You can look up these standards on the website under Education>Professional Development>Educational Standards for CE).  Separate additional competency areas by commas or spaces. You may enter up to 174 characters. (e.g., 1.2, 3.1, 5.1).

Attachments: CE submissions will be periodically audited.  If your submission is audited, you must present evidence of completion of the training.  You are not required to attach this here.  You may choose to upload the evidence of completion so that is retained in your file. You may upload PDFs, Word documents, or image files.

Once completed, click on Submit.

Your CE credits will be automatically posted to your profile.  To view these anytime, go to Manage Profile>Scroll down to Content & Features> Professional Development. 

By clicking on Submit, you attest that the information you have provided is correct and understand that misrepresentation may result in loss of educational credits.

For more details, please visit IAYT.org