Certification is valid for two years from completion. After two years, an instructor must re-certify with the Update Course.
Certification is offered at MAI locations, seminars in metropolitan locations, and as a distance learning program.
To become a certified Level I TC4HB Instructor you must first:
- Have a minimum of three years practicing Tai Chi.
- Demonstrate proficiency in Tai Chi.
- Interview with a Level III MAI Head Instructor
The course requires 15-20 hours to complete.
-- 5+ hours are dedicated to the principles of adult education, basics of preparing a lesson plan/course outline, the structure of the Tai Chi 4 Health & Balance program and learning the purpose of the various exercise as they relate to improving health and balance.
-- 10+ hours will be spent learning the 16 different lesson plans and exercises as well as seeing the program, exercises and adult education principles put into practice.
-- Demonstrate your ability by performing a Lesson Plan live, on video recording, or video conferencing.
-- Interview with a Level III MAI Head Instructor where you will be asked to demonstrate your understanding of the material and process.
-- Sign a pledge stating that you will teach the TC4HB curriculum as designed and abide by the Martial Artists Moral Code. Violation of the pledge will result in loss of certification.