Certification Exam

CBSI maintains and administers the CESI: Certification Exam for Structural
Integration . CBSI follows a rigorous process to create a psychometrically
valid certification examination. A diverse, representative practitioner
group works with a professional psychometrician to describe the practice of
SI. The result is called a Practice Analysis (PA). The PA identifies broad
domains of practice and lists the tasks within each domain with the
specific knowledge statements needed to perform each task safely and
competently. After the PA is validated by a profession-wide survey, it is
used to create an exam to test entry-level knowledge necessary for the safe
and effective practice of SI. The CESI is not meant to define or limit the
scope of Structural Integration. All certified Structural Integration practitioners
are encouraged to participate in writing questions for the next exam. 
CBSI hopes that you will consider participating in this rewarding process.

Become Board Certified

To apply for the Certification Exam, please follow these steps:

  • Download, open, and read the Candidate Handbook. The Handbook contains all of the policies related to applying for and taking the exam.
  • If you are not currently a member of IASI, you will need to fill out the Verification of Education form and submit with your application or join now

  • Download, open, and read the General Application Information. This information will prepare you for your application process and what verification we will need.

  • Make sure you have all transcripts, certificates of completion and any letters from instructors ready to be uploaded to the online application.

  • Fill out the online application form (found on the calendar listing for each scheduled exam). When received, there will be an approval process before payment is to be submitted. You will receive an email with confirmation of approval within 2 weeks of submission date. 

    If you have questions regarding these documents we ask that you please contact the IASI and CBSI Office via phone (855) 253-4272 or email [email protected]. (*Please remember the office is located in the Pacific Time Zone and is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Reserve your place by registering early and planning ahead

CBSI appreciates receiving applications and exam fees one month ahead of the exam administration desired. However, it is absolutely necessary to receive them no less than ten (10) business days prior to the date of the exam administration. Applications received nine (9) days or less prior to the exam are subject to space availability.

*Registration for each exam will close 2 weeks prior to the exam date.


The first official administration of the CESI took place on October 7, 2007
at the IASI Symposium in Boston. Since then, more than 400 candidates have
taken the CESI. If you wish to schedule an exam in a specific locale,
please contact us and we will work to bring the CESI to you. As additional
exams are scheduled, dates are published to this website.

Upcoming Certification Exams for Structural Integration

CBSI will be hosting an exam at the 2020 Symposium on March 26, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.