The Zero Balancing Certification Program

The Zero Balancing Certification Program is a professional continuing education program that provides recognition for high-level skills and experience in working with body structure and energy through touch. Students are required to complete 100 course hours with options to choose one-on-one touch feedback and mentoring activities. Certification Program candidates are tested on both their knowledge of the Zero Balancing principles and protocol as well as ethics and hands-on skills in written and practical exams. Successful completion of the program earns the practitioner the right to call themselves a Certified Zero Balancer (CZB) and graduates become part of a national referral database on this website and on the Upledger Institute's International Association of Healthcare Practitioners website.

Why Certify?
Simply stated, if you want to master Zero Balancing, certification is the clearest and most efficient path. If you want to incorporate ZB into your practice, you will certainly benefit from developing and evaluating your ZB skills in a paced and structured way. What's more, as soon as you are a candidate in the program, you are recognized as a member of the Zero Balancing Health Association, and receive a searchable practitioner profile page on the Zero Balancing Practitioner page.

Summary of Certification Eligibility Requirements:
The following are automatically eligible for the Zero Balancing Certification Program:
A. Licensed health care professionals
B. Health care professionals with no formal license and with an active practice of three years or longer

Additional information about professional training and current practice will need to be provided by the following categories of applicants in order to determine their eligibility for ZB Certification. Such applicants include:
C. Health care professionals with no formal license whose active practice is less than three years, and
D. Students enrolled in a professional healthcare training program leading to a license or certification

Summary of Zero Balancing Certification Program requirements:
1. Minimum of 100 hours of ZB Courses:
• Zero Balancing I
• Zero Balancing II
• Two Certification Electives**: Form and Fulcrums I, Freely Moveable Joints, Alchemy of Touch, or Geometry of Healing

**Note: students who feel the need for additional study of the basic ZB protocol may repeat Zero Balancing I and/or Zero Balancing II in lieu of the four stated electives. ZB staff are available to discuss this option.

2. Pass Two Exams:
• Written Exam: Open-book, multiple choice exam with questions on the Zero Balancing protocol, ZB principles, and the information required to have a safe and effective Zero Balancing practice.
• Practical Exam: Giving a Zero Balancing to a ZBHA Faculty Member that meets the standards specified on the Zero Balancing Practical Checkout form.

3. Submit a log of any recommended activities utilized during the candidates certification process.

For Additional Information including more details about recommended activities please download the Certification Program Application Package below.

“…for me certification was a wonderful and very “do-able” process…filled with joy, support, learning and growth. People with different needs and different styles can navigate through it creatively in a way that serves them.”


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