We get a lot of emails asking how one becomes a certified trigger point therapist with us so we wanted to put this page up to provide more information for you.
For most of this year, we have been working hard on creating an online exam for our Clinical Trigger Point Therapy Course. Participants who pass this exam will receive a Certificate of Completion for the course from us.
We take certification very seriously, so we want this to be a professional examination that will truly measure a person’s ability to help someone with trigger point therapy. We also want this exam to be available online so that anyone in the world can take our course and become certified by us. Until recently, this type of online testing hasn’t been available to us, but now we have found an online testing service that meets our needs.
In creating this exam, we have found the need to update the PDF Guides that accompany the DVDs or Videos into full PDF books. Many people prefer to study written material when preparing for an exam, so we want to able to provide this for them before making the online exam available. The updated PDF books will contain the same material that is currently available in our videos or DVDs, just in a different format.
Updating the PDF Guides has been a huge job for us, so we appreciate your patience. We are expecting to be have all the PDF Guides updated and the online certification exam available before the end of the year. We will announce the online certification exam and provide instructions on how to take it on this web page when it is ready, so check back here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will certification from us be all I need to practice Trigger Point Therapy legally where I live?
No, all our certification provides is confirmation that you are proficient in trigger point therapy. To legally practice trigger point therapy you need some type of license that has manual therapy in its scope of practice. Depending on where you live, this could be:
- massage therapy license
- nursing license
- chiropractic or medical license
- athletic trainer license
- occupational therapist license
- personal trainer license (depending on the certification)
- alternative healthcare license
- chiropractic or medical assistant job (working under the doctor’s license)
We can’t possibly know the regulations where you live, so if you want to practice trigger point therapy on the public you will need to research your options yourself. For most people, becoming a licensed massage therapist will be the easiest route to take if they don’t have an appropriate license currently.
Do I need any prior experience or prerequisite education to take the Clinical Trigger Point Therapy Course and become certified?
No. Our course is designed to be self-contained and requires no previous experience or education in the medical field to take it. The course will teach you everything you need to know to help someone with trigger point therapy whether your are a doctor or a layman with no medical experience whatsoever.
What will it cost to become certified?
You will need to have purchased the course to take the certification exam, and there will be a minimal fee to take the exam itself (probably 15$-20$ USD).
Can I take the course now, before you have made the exam and updates available?
Absolutely. There is a lot to learn in this course so the sooner you get started the better. The online certification exam will cover the material that is currently provided in our video downloads/DVDs and PDF guides. When all of the updated PDF Guides are finished, we will provide an online form for you to fill out with your name and the invoice number of the course that you purchased. Upon confirmation of this information we will send you an email with the download links for all of the updated PDF Guides and the link to take the online certification exam.