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Why become a Certified Practice Group Leader?

Whether you are interested in expanding your own practice by doing it with others, or you want to take your certification to the highest levels, becoming a Spring Forest Qigong Certified Practice Group Leader is your first step. 

As the first level of our certification pathway, the Practice Group Leader certification is geared to those who want to share Spring Forest Qigong with their community. It is also the prerequisite program for our more advanced programs: Spring Forest Qigong Certified Trainer, Spring Forest Qigong Certified Healer, and the most advanced level, the Spring Forest Qigong Certified Instructor. 

 

Here are what a few of our Certified Practice Group Leaders are saying: 

 

“I became a Practice Group Leader in order to make certain I was maximizing the quality of my teaching… I am honored to be a SFQ Practice Group leader”. (HG NY)

 

“I chose to become a SFQ certified practice group leader because I understand anything I teach more thoroughly when I teach it.  I also find that I learn best when I practice with others and consistently.  I thoroughly enjoy sharing what I am learning.  Leading SFQ practice groups on a regular basis and practicing with others is one of the most satisfying and enjoyable things that I do.” (JW MN)

 


PRE-REQUISITE

  • You have attended Spring Forest Qigong Level One for Health live training with a qualified instructor 
  • You have attended Spring Forest Qigong Level Two for Healing live training with a qualified instructor 
  • You have completed 5 Element Qigong Healing Movements Self-Study Program, or has attended live training with a qualified instructor

“I became a Certified instructor for practice group because it gives you accountability and professionalism to share with your students. That credential that say you really did study and work to become the best you can be for their benefit as well as your own” (RS MN)

 


APPLICATION PROCESS

The application process is as simple as 1, 2, 3.

 

Fill Out a Short Application

 

After purchasing the Online Training Program ($99), you will receive an email requesting you to fill out a short online application form. Once we receive your application, we will verify that you have met the prerequisites. If all prerequisites have been completed, you will receive another email with instructions to access the online training/learning materials and online exams.

If you have not met the prerequisites, you will receive an email informing you of what further action is needed from you.

Review the Online Certification Training Materials

 

You can now access the training materials online by log in to SFQ website. The training videos are easy to understand and are maximized for bring you up to speed on being a Qigong Certified Professional. Learn at your own pace as they are online so you to access anytime.

Complete the Online Certification Ethics and Knowledge Exams

 

You have 30 days to pass the tests, and you can take the test as many times as needed to achieve a passing score.

 

 

After completing the online training program and successfully passing the Certified Teaching Ethics exam, and the Certified Practice Group Leader Knowledge Exam, you will officially be a Spring Forest Qigong Certified Practice Group Leader and your certificate (in pdf. Format) will be available for download! 

 


“I chose to become certified for a number of reasons. First, having a certification gave me a bit of credibility in case I wanted to take SFQ practice into someplace like a nursing home or school. Second, the certification process and toolbox for success gave me tips and tools to add value to my practice sessions. Third, it was another way for me to commit myself to SFQ. Any time I can make a commitment to someone or something outside myself, I also make a commitment to myself. That makes me a better practitioner.” (LW MN)

“I became a practice group leader because I love Spring Forest Qigong so much that I want to share this wonderful information with others. I also have health issues and am trying to heal. Leading a group takes healing to a much higher level.” (NN TX)

 


KEEPING YOUR CERTIFICATION IN GOOD STANDING:  

At Spring Forest Qigong, we hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards. We expect our certified professionals to clearly understand and act with the ethical standards of Spring Forest Qigong practice as they serve their clients and students.  

 

You will be required to take and pass an annual on-line Ethics exam to maintain your certification. This exam is at no cost to you. 

 


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FAQ

Certified Practice Group Leader

How long do I have to complete the online training and exam after I purchase the online training?

There is a 30-day window to complete the online training and exam.


Do I have to have a practice group in order to take the certified practice group leader training?

You are not required to have a practice group prior to your training as a Certified Practice Group Leader.


Do I have to run a practice group after I am certified?

You are not required to run a practice group. It is up to you how you want to utilize your certification as a Certified Practice Group Leader. However, if you are interested in advancing to becoming a Spring Forest Qigong Certified Trainer, or Certified Healer, you will need to have documented 30 hours of leading practice groups as a prerequisite for those programs.


I run practice groups, do I have to get certified?

No, you do not have to be certified, however, there are many benefits in becoming certified, including: 

  • Listing as a Certified Practice Group Leader on the Spring Forest Qigong website so people who are interested in joining a practice group in your area can find you 
  • You will have access to the “Tools for Success”, including: 

Templates for making beautiful, professionally designed brochures to market your practice groups 

A quality business card template with the Spring Forest Qigong Certified Practice Group Leader Badge and Spring Forest Qigong logo 

A Step-by-Step Guide in Running a Successful Practice Group 

Group Leader materials including: 

Best practices from other Group Leaders 

Topic guideline content in PDF format for 24 sessions so you can run your practice groups with confidence. 

  • Training E-Book 
  • Guided Meditation scripts 
  • Group Session tools 

How long is my certification good for?

You will be required to take and pass an annual on-line Certified Teaching Professional Ethics Exam, with a passing score of 100% to maintain your certification. 

 

Spring Forest Qigong reserves the right to revoke any certification if a Certified Professional takes actions that reflect unfavorably on Spring Forest Qigong and/or engages in unlicensed use of the Spring Forest Qigong brand name and Spring Forest Qigong copyrighted material anywhere in the world. If you are unsure of the appropriate use of the Spring Forest Qigong brand name, please contact . 


I am certified as a practice group leader, can I teach a Spring Forest Qigong class?

No, you cannot teach a Spring Forest Qigong class until you have earned the certification to do so.


Do I need to be re-certified?

No, you do not need to be re-certified. Certified Practice Group Leaders are certified for life. However, we encourage you to stay involved in SFQ classes and retreats. Perhaps you will decide to continue in your training to become a healer or instructor.

 

Spring Forest Qigong reserves the right to revoke any certification if a Certified Professional takes actions that reflect unfavorably on Spring Forest Qigong and/or engages in unlicensed use of the Spring Forest Qigong brand name and Spring Forest Qigong copyrighted material anywhere in the world. If you are unsure of the appropriate use of the Spring Forest Qigong brand name, please contact .


Where can I find support for running my practice groups?

Once you become certified you will have access to the “Toolbox for Success” which contains a wealth of information and best practices for you to use. 


Can I charge for my practice groups?

Yes, once you are certified you may charge for your groups. Prices are determined by you. This information is covered in the online training. 


What can I share in my practice group?

We encourage our Certified Practice Group Leaders to share all aspects of Spring Forest Qigong that you are experienced with. While there are many forms of healing, your practice group should stay focused on the learning and practicing of Spring Forest Qigong techniques and not incorporating any other practices. 


I took Level 1 or 2 home-study course, does that satisfy the pre-requisite for this certification training?

No, the pre-requisites required to enter into the Spring Forest Qigong Certified Practice Group Leader are: 

  1. Has attended Spring Forest Qigong Level One for Healthlivetraining with a qualified instructor 
  2. Has attended Spring Forest Qigong Level Two for Healinglivetraining with a qualified instructor 
  3. Has completed 5 Element Qigong Healing Movements Self-Study Program, or has attended live training with a qualified instructor
 

IMPORTANT

All Spring Forest Qigong Certified Professionals are required to uphold the highest standards of ethics and behavior.

Spring Forest Qigong reserves the right to revoke any certification if a Certified Professional takes actions that reflect unfavorably on Spring Forest Qigong and/or engages in unlicensed use of the Spring Forest Qigong brand name and Spring Forest Qigong copyrighted material anywhere in the world. If you are unsure of the appropriate use of the Spring Forest Qigong brand name, please contact .

If you believe a Spring Forest Qigong Certified Professional has exhibited unethical behavior, please contact . To report suspected unlicensed use of the Spring Forest Qigong brand name, please email to: .

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