Certification Program Essentials

Certification Program Essentials

Everyone is welcome to take Zero Balancing courses. To be a Certified ZB practitioner prior training as a healthcare professional is a requirement, and this is reflected in our eligibility requirements and application process.

Our online application is easy to fill out and is customized by these categories: 

  • If you are a licensed healthcare professional, you are eligible for immediate acceptance.

  • If you are a non-licensed healthcare professional with an active practice of three years or longer, you are eligible for immediate acceptance.

  • If you are a non-licensed healthcare professional with an active practice of three years or longer, you will be asked additional questions to determine acceptance.

  • If you are a student enrolled in a professional healthcare training program, you will be asked additional questions about your training during the application process. Health care students must complete their training before completing ZB Certification.

  • Future bullet for health care professionals who have taken a break from their practices. (we are discussing adding this category)

If you are unlicensed and not currently enrolled in a professional healthcare training program, you can meet the qualification for enrollment with an online basic sciences and practices program such as the ZB Gap Curriculum offered by Emerald Bodywork Education.  This 100-hour online program gives you a professional foundation without specific ZB hands-on bodywork technique.  Hand-on techniques and specific ZB principles, theory and practices are taught in the ZB curriculum classes required for ZB Certification.

Note: Zero Balancing Certification does not provide a legal license to practice. Please check your state and local health care licensing requirements if you do not have a formal health care license.

Cost: The $600 program fee covers administrative support and outreach as well as the cost of both the written and practical exams.

  • If you have a Core-Pak, the program fee for Certification is already included.

  • If you happen to not pass either exam, there is an additional fee to retake it.

  • Contact the ZBHA if you would like to arrange a payment plan for the Program Fee.


Core-Pak Members still need to apply to join the program. No need to wait!

  1. Sign up for Core-Pak if you haven’t already done so, or
  2. If you are in the Core-Pak program, apply now to join Certification!  

Program Requirements: 

Minimum of 100 hours of the ZB courses approved for certification credit:

2 Required courses:

Zero Balancing I
Zero Balancing II

2 Electives from the following list:

Form and Fulcrums I
Alchemy of Touch
Geometry of Healing
Freely Moveable Joints
Repeating Zero Balancing I
Repeating Zero Balancing II
After completing the course requirements and paying program or Core-Pak fees:
  • Take and pass an open book written exam
  • Take and pass a practical exam in which you will give a full Zero Balancing session to a faculty member. 
  • Offer your feedback on your experience via a Certification Program evaluation survey.

Engagement with Zero Balancing is critical between courses and before taking your exams. Highly recommended activities include (some additional costs may be required): 

  • Receiving ZB sessions
  • Giving ZB sessions
  • Touch feedback sessions with faculty or Certified Mentors
  • Receiving support from a Certified Mentor 
  • Keeping a journal of insights and questions
  • Concentrated focus on particular ZB principles
  • Talking to people about ZB
  • Taking additional online and in-person ZB classes
  • Participating in ZB study groups

As a candidate, you will receive a comprehensive Certification Candidate’s Resource Guide for Self Study with valuable information and logs to track activities. You will also have access to additional resources within our private Certification Program website pages. 


Ready to join? 

Click here to access and complete the online application form.


Read for application: 

ZBHA Ethics Guidelines



Contact the ZBHA staff


Once you apply, you will hear from the ZBHA staff by email about the status of your application within five business days.