Tai Chi Health

Mind/Body Exercise with Tricia Yu

Add-On Certifications

Overview

Once you have fulfilled the requirements for the Add-on Certification for TCF or TCFA  (see below), you can apply for Add-on Certification. On the application you will select either TCF or TCFA and remit a $120  Add-on Certification fee with the application. This fee covers your required  Movement Test with a Certification Reviewer, a new  certificate, additional post on the Tai Chi Health website to advertise your services, quarterly newsletters and more.


Original Tai Chi Fundamentals® Program Add-on Certification Requirements

If you already are certified in Tai Chi Fundamentals® Adapted Program (TCFA) and wish to become certified in the Original Tai Chi Fundamentals® Program (TCF), the only requirement is that you accurately demonstrate the TCF Form to a Certification Reviewer.  The TCF Form is performed standing without support, builds on skills learned in TCFA and is more complex to learn. No additional written exams or movement testing required.   

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Purchase the TCF Personal Practice Set 
  2. Attend Course Three: Original TCF Form Training and learn the Original TCF Form (12 hours). (Note: this may be waived for Yang Style CMC instructors who can accurately learn the TCF Form from the DVD) 
  3. Attend intensives, classes and private sessions as needed, and practice on your own until you feel ready to test demonstrating the  Original TCF Form accurately. No additional contact hours required. 
  4. When you are ready, fill out the Add-on Certification application and schedule a session with the Certification Reviewer of your choice. 
  5. At your Add-on Certification session, you will  demonstrate the Original TCF Form to your Certification Reviewer. 
  6. Once they have approved your performance, they will notify Tai Chi Health’s  Certification Coordinator and you will receive your new certificate and have your new TCF certification added to your post on the Tai Chi Health website. 


Tai Chi Fundamentals® Adapted Program Add-on Certification Requirements

If you already are certified in the Original  Tai Chi Fundamentals® Program (TCF) and wish to become certified in the l Tai Chi Fundamentals® Adapted Program (TCFA), you will need to demonstrate proficiency in performing all movements outlined below.  No additional written exams or movement testing required.

Here’s what you need to do:

1 .No additional materials required. All necessary instruction is in the TCFA book and 3-DVD Set that you  purchased for Course One.

2. Attend Course Two to learn TCFA Short Form, Optional Side Support, Walker and Seated Versions.

3. Attend optional Intensives, classes or private sessions and practice until you feel ready to test (no  additional contact hours required).

4. Be prepared to demonstrate the following:

a. TCF Short Form, Optional Side Support version once without support.

b. TCF Short Form, Optional Side Support version again, demonstrating use of chair for support.

c. Name, perform and describe the following Seated Basic Moves:

i. Bear Roots on One Leg.
ii. Stable and Open.
iii. Tai Chi Fold.
iv. Tai Chi Power Move.

d. Name, perform and describe the following Walker Support TCF Short Form moves:

i. Ward Off, Press, Push sequence.
ii. Cloud Hands Arms.
iii. Cloud Hands Stepping.

5. When you are ready, fill out the Add-on Certification application and schedule a session with the Certification Reviewer of your choice. 

6. At your Add-on Certification session, you will  demonstrate the movements outlined above for your Certification Reviewer.

7. Once they have approved your performance, they will notify Tai Chi Health’s Certification Coordinator and you will receive your new certificate and have your new TCFA certification added to your post on the Tai Chi Health website.