CST Certification Programs

CST Certification

UII CranioSacral Therapy Certification Program

CranioSacral Therapy Techniques (available after CS2)
CranioSacral Therapy Diplomate (available after ADV1)

The Upledger Institute, Inc.® CranioSacral Therapy certification program is designed to bring therapists trained in UII CranioSacral Therapysm (CST) recognition for their knowledge and skill in this therapeutic modality.

The benefits of CST certification are on many levels. As a CST-certified therapist, you

  • Affirm your capabilities and understanding of the techniques
  • Build confidence in the minds of your patient/clients that you are highly skilled in the modality
  • Help build the case for local and national governmental recognition
  • Play a pivotal role in securing the rights of all qualified therapists to practice CST
  • Receive "Certified" designation in the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners listing
  • Are eligible to use the UII logo in your advertising and on business cards

Program Overview
There are two levels of CST certification available through UI:

Level One – Techniques
Level Two – Diplomate

Testing at either level involves three examination phases: open book essay, objective (multiple choice, true/false questions), and practical/oral (administered by certified examiners).

Along with your application, please provide a copy of your hands-on licensure document or equivalent documentation indicating legal ability to practice. CST certification is not designed at this time to serve as a hands-on license.

Certification Requirements

Level One – Techniques:
Successful completion of UII CranioSacral Therapy 1 and 2
Complete 75 10-step procotol sessions
Techniques-level essay exam
Techniques-level objective exam
Techniques-level practical/oral exam (includes testing of ability to apply CST)

Level Two – Diplomate:
Successful completion of Advanced CranioSacral Therapy 1
Successful passing of all Techniques-level requirements
Diplomate-level essay exam
Diplomate-level objective exam
Diplomate-level practical/oral exam (includes testing of ability to apply CST)
Preceptorship (30 contact hours minimum)
Five case-history write-ups
Six hours of CranioSacral Therapy presentation to an organized group (can be in combinations) – OR – a published article on CranioSacral Therapy in a third-party publication

Application Procedures:

  • CranioSacral Therapy Core-Pak participants: simply click to complete the applicant Data Form in Word format, or in PDF format.
  • If you are not in the CranioSacral Therapy Core-Pak, to begin the application process, you must first officially register for the certification program by calling 1-800-233-5880 or (561) 622-4334 or by registering on-line. After that, an applicant data form will be forwarded to you with a cover letter outlining expectations, such as material you should know and exam logistics. Upon UII's receipt of your applicant data form, you will be sent the essay test with instructions for completing and returning it to us for grading. With your essay passing notification, you will receive information and instructions regarding the objective and practical/oral exams.

Maintaining Certified Status:
UII requires that each therapist certified in CranioSacral Therapy through the UII certification program complete 24 hours every four years of UII-approved continuing education. This may be in the form of UII CST courses (participating or assisting), mentor programs, symposiums, research conferences or preceptorships. UII reserves the right to revoke certification for actions deemed inappropriate by the certification ethics committee.

Cost of Certifying:
Techniques Level: $400*

One (1) essay exam and exam review (additional $50 to retake essay exam)
One (1) sitting for objective written and practical/oral exam (additional $125 to retake any unpassed portion of practical exam)
Certificate
* Testing site may involve additional fee depending on location.

Diplomate Level: Additional $400*

One (1) essay exam and exam review (additional $50 to retake essay exam)
One (1) sitting for objective written and practical/oral exam (additional $125 to retake any unpassed portion of practical exam)
Certificate
* Diplomate applicant may take both level exams simultaneously.
* Preceptorship and/or testing site may involve additional fee depending on location.

Recognized by the American CranioSacral Therapy Association.

CST Certification Preparation

CST Technique Certification Exam Preparation Session

Course Length: Varies; offered in both 1 and 2 day formats
Call 561.622.4334 for information and to register.

Synopsis:

Course Highlights:

This is a unique opportunity to:

  • Ask questions about the CST Techniques Certification exams
  • Learn what subjects are particularly important for you to focus on when studying for certification
  • Gain insights into how to best utilize your time in preparing for testing.

Prerequisite: CranioSacral Therapy 2 and in process of CranioSacral Therapy Certification

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CST Techniques Certification

CranioSacral Therapy Techniques Certification

Course Length:

Synopsis: Earn your certification in CranioSacral Therapy from The Upledger Institute International - and assure patients your training comes straight from the source.

Course Highlights:

  • Ensures a keen understanding of anatomy, physiology and CranioSacral Therapy techniques.
  • Opens opportunities in Preceptorship Programs with approved practitioners worldwide.

Helps preserve the right of qualified healthcare professionals to practice CranioSacral Therapy. Paves the way to future healthcare legislation, licensing and insurance reimbursements.

Techniques Certification: Allows you to use the professional designation "CST" in your title.

Requirements:

  • Complete a Techniques-level essay exam, objective exam and practical/oral exam that tests your ability to understand and apply CST techniques.
  • Complete 75 10-Step Protocal Sessions

Prerequisite: CranioSacral Therapy 2

Call to Register:
561-622-4334
800-233-5880 (toll free)

CST Diplomate Certification

CranioSacral Therapy Diplomate Certification

Course Length:

Synopsis: Earn your certification in CranioSacral Therapy from The Upledger Institute - and assure patients your training comes straight from the source.

Course Highlights:

  • Ensures a keen understanding of anatomy, physiology and CranioSacral Therapy techniques.
  • Opens opportunities in Preceptorship Programs with approved practitioners worldwide.
  • Helps preserve the right of qualified healthcare professionals to practice CranioSacral Therapy.
  • Paves the way to future healthcare legislation, licensing and insurance reimbursements.

Diplomate Certification: Allows you to use the professional designation "CST-D" in your title.

Requirements:

  • Successfully pass all Techniques-level requirements.
  • Complete a Diplomate-level essay exam, objective exam and practical/oral exam that tests your ability to understand and apply CST techniques.
  • Complete a Preceptorship Program (30 contact hours minimum). This can be one of the following: extern at the Upledger Clinic (or Upledger-approved clinic); precept an Advanced class; attend a Clinical Application of SER or Clinical Application of Advanced CST class.
  • Provide five case histories.
  • Present a six-hour CST presentation to an organized group (can be in combinations) - or - publish an article on CST in a third-party publication.

Prerequisite: Advanced I CranioSacral Therapy

Call to Register:
561-622-4334
800-233-5880 (toll free)

Certification Examiners

CranioSacral Therapy Techniques Certification Examiners

Name Location Phone
Rebecca Ridge PhD, LMT, CST-D Anoka, MN 763.753.5168
Kristiane Heidrich PT, CST-D Australia 011.61.405.501012
Erin Riley CST Australia 011.61.406.249.221
Marc Van der Straeten D.O. Belgium 322.256.95497
Signy Erickson DC, LMT, CST-D Bend, OR 541.317.8505
Eric Moya LMT, CST-D Big Sur, CA 831.392.6189
Janet Ferguson RDMT, CST-D Blenheim, Ontario 519.676.7885
Mariann Sicso PT, CST-D Boca Raton, FL 561.394.3554
Renee Lutz MS, RPT, CST-D Brazil 011.55.21.2643.6205
Julie McKay LMT, CST-D Catonsville, MI 906.493.5854
Nan Woodward PT Cave Creek, AZ 480.488.5934
Laurie Rowe MA, CST-D Coldwater, MI 517.279.7385
Gusti Axelsson LMT, CST-D Copenhagen, Denmark 011.45.782.2077
Stan Gerome LMT, CST-D Coral Springs, FL 954.568.9050
Avadhan Larson LAc, CMT, CST-D Crestone, CO 719.256.6606
Dick Larson Certified Advanced Rolfer, CST Crestone, CO 719.937.7722
Mable Sharp MS, PT, CM, CST Detroit, MI 248.799.9232
Nikki Kenward (formerly Campbell) MCSS, CST-D England 011.44.1628.482967
Michael Morgan LMT, CST-D Fairfield, IA 312.543.4719
Rene Assink DO, PT, CST-D, BI-D Germany 494.517.7777
Gert Groot Landeweer CST-D Germany 011.49.761.3837424
Rene Assink DO, PT, CST-D, BI-D Germany 494.517.7777
Orsolya Gabriel CST-D, P.T., N.P. Hungary 011.36.20.942.0074
Erla Olafsdottir Iceland 354.8630610
Sandra Howlett DC, CST-D, CAC, EFLC Indian River, ON 705.868.0802
Anna Chiara Bosi CST-D Italy 011.39.516.241801
Diego Maggio DO, CST-D Italy 011.39.040.347.6191
Patricia Quirini Italy 390.656.9375
Linda Foster-Bradak CST-D Logan, UT 435.787.9459
Nina Chernick BA, RMT, CST-D London, Ontario 519.951.8109
Fred Stahlman PT, CST-D Naples, FL 239.398.3154
Ton Bottema DO, CST-D Netherlands 011.31.316.331776
Hans Huikeshoven CST-D Netherlands 011.31.206.148261
Maarten Prakken DO, CST-D Netherlands 011.31343.415997
Sanno Visser DO, CST-D Netherlands 011.34.351.4031
Monique Volkering PT, CST-D Netherlands 31.26.3115625
Kenneth Frey PT, CST-D New York, NY 212.245.1700
Xanthe Ashton CST New Zealand 643.322.4858
Claudia Silva PT, CST-D, CIMBE Orlando, FL 407.719.0448
Rebecca Flowers OTR, BCP, CST-D Palm Beach Gardens, FL 561.622.4706
Ali Gabriel MS, LMT, CST-D Phoenix, AZ 480.553.8355
Jose Campos DO, BSc, CST-D Portugal 351.932.837.805
Susan Steiner OTR/L, CST-D Providence, RI 401.831.0985
Karen Axelrod BA, CST-D, CMT Redondo Beach, CA 310.376.0113
John Jackson LMP, CST-D Seattle, WA 206.592.1423
Mario Jose Vega Hernandez DO, CST-D Spain 011.31.619.078285
Matthias Moesle CST-D Switzerland 011.41.91.780.5950
Chas Perry Ph.D, CST-D Truth or Consequences, MN 575.894.4325
Margaret Gill CST-D, MCSS United Kingdom 011.44.127.3308158
John Page MCSS, CST-D United Kingdom 011.44.1738.444404
Carol McLellan CMT, CST-D Visalia, CA 559.636.6430
Hohn Hoernemann CST-D Willits, CA 707.456.9693

CranioSacral Therapy Diplomate Certification Examiners

Name Location Phone
Maggie Gill MCSS, CST-D Brighton, United Kingdom +44.127.330.8158
Nan Woodward PT,CST-D Cave Creek, AZ 480.488.5934
Avadhan Larson LAc, CMT, CST-D Crestone, CO 719.256.6606
Nikki Kenward (formerly Campbell) MCSS, CST-D England 011.44.1628.482967
Gert Groot Landeweer CST-D Germany 011.49.761.3837424
Diego Maggio DO, CST-D Italy 011.39.040.634.007
Ton Bottema DO, CST-D Netherlands 011.31.316.331776
Hans Huikeshoven CST-D Netherlands 011.31.206.148261
Maarten Prakken DO, CST-D Netherlands 011.31.343.415997
Sanno Visser DO, CST-D Netherlands 011.31.343.514031
Kenneth Frey PT New York, NY 212.245.1700
Rebecca Flowers OTR, BCP, CST-D Palm Beach Gardens, FL 561.622.4706
Ali Gabriel MS, LMT, CST-D Phoenix, AZ 480.553.8355
Susan Steiner OTR/L, CST-D Providence, RI 401.831.0985
Matthias Moesle CST-D Switzerland 011.41.91.780.5950
Chas Perry Ph.D, CST-D Truth or Consequences, MN 575.894.4325
John Page MCSS, CST-D United Kingdom 011.44.1738.444404

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