The Instructors Registry is a database the purpose of which is to track the training and certification of Association instructors. It will be used by the Association to select instructors for the Tai Chi Chuan Teachers Academy and as a resource for those looking for qualified instructors in their communities. Approved applicants are listed in the Instructors Registry when all requirements are met, fees received and when documentation is completed by the Association.
Association instructors can be found here.
The Association has five levels of Instructors to provide for the instructional needs of Association members and their communities.
All who apply to be an instructor must meet general requirements, as well as specific requirements for the level applied for.
Instructor certifications are for 1 calendar year. Renewals of instructor certifications are processed using the same method as regular Association memberships. Each instructor level will have specific requirements, however all Association instructors must meet the following:
Affiliated Instructors are current members of the Association that have met the requirements as outlined by the Association. They must be ranked at least Level 2 or higher and demonstrate a commitment to learning and teaching Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan. Affiiliated Instructors must be approved by the Department of Training Standards.
Certified Instructors are ranked Level 4 or higher, passed the Certified Instructor Exam and have been approved by the President. Future Certified Instructors will be required to graduate from the Tai Chi Chuan Teacher Academy.
Academy Instructors have met all requirements of Certified Instructor, achieved 500 or more hours of verifiable teaching experience, ranked Level 5 or above and have demonstrated expertise in training others in subject material relevant to the goals of the Academy.
The Association recognizes the value of an instructor’s experiences in training students for the Association’s Ranking Examinations and will provide those who have this experience additional consideration when evaluating the instructor for the position of Academy Instructor.
Academy Instructors must be approved by the Department of Training Standards to teach for the Association’s Tai Chi Chuan Academy.
Senior Instructors have met all requirements of Academy Instructors, achieved 2,000 additional hours of verifiable teaching experience after becoming a Certified Instructor, and are ranked Level 6 or above. Senior Instructors must be approved by the Department of Training Standards.
Master Instructors have met all requirements of Academy Instructors, achieved 4,000 additional hours of verifiable teaching experience since becoming a Certified Instructor, and are ranked Level 7 or above. Master Instructors must be recommended by the Instructors Advisory Board and approved by the Association President.
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