Recertification and CE Hours

Please take the time to read through the text below before reporting your CE Credits for Certification Renewal. Please note that CE credits are not required for an IASI membership, but they ARE required to maintain your Board Certified Structural Integrator certification. 

*New recertification and reinstatement requirements took effect on October 1st, 2019. 

Report Your CE Credits for Certification Renewal


Purpose of the Certification Maintenance Program
The purpose of recertification is to ensure BCSIsᶜᵐ are maintaining competence in practice as they progress through their professional life. In keeping with the diversity of our profession and the creative people within it, many activities count towards recertification requirements.

Recertification Application Timing
In 2019, recertification applications will be available until December 31st. Thereafter, all BCSIsᶜᵐ will recertify between August 1 and October 31 of odd-numbered years. Those who recertify in 2019 will recertify next in 2021. Those who are currently due to recertify in 2020 will recertify in 2021. Those who are currently due to recertify in 2022 will recertify in 2023.

Recertification Requirements
CBSI recognizes two categories of classes and activities as Continuing Education (CE) hours: “SI-specific,” and “Elective.” Each recertification application must document a total of at least 24 CE hours, completed after the applicant’s previous recertification, or after initial certification if it is the applicant’s first recertification. Advanced SI training CE hours are an exception and can be allocated over two consecutive recertification cycles. At least 12 CE hours on the application must be SI-specific. The remainder of the required 24 CE hours can be elective CE hours. The application for recertification must be completed online at the CBSI website. The $100 application fee supports maintenance of the Certification Examination for Structural Integration℠ (CESI℠), and the operation and quality assurance of the entire certification program. A BCSI who does not meet recertification requirements on time will not have the right to use or display the BCSI certificate mark until the CESI has been retaken with a passing score. The CESI cannot be passed for recertification for more than two consecutive recertification cycles without specific approval from CBSI℠.

SI-Specific CE Hours
CBSI recognizes SI-specific CE hours from the providers and activities listed below. In-person and online formats are both acceptable. Documentation of CE hours must be retained for three years, but submission of documentation is not required unless requested by CBSI. 

Classes sponsored by IASI-recognized schools, or taught by IASI-approved providers. 
Up to 8 SI-specific CE hours per day for each hour spent in class. 
Documentation: Classes must be taken for credit, and signed documentation showing instructor name, class name, student name, date of class, and class hours must be provided to thestudent. Evidence of IASI provider approval for the class or sponsorship by the IASI-recognized school must be on the document.


Advanced training at IASI-recognized schools

Up to 8 SI-specific CE hours per day for each hour spent in class. These CE hours can be
allocated over two consecutive recertification cycles. 
Documentation: Classes must be taken for credit, and signed documentation showing instructor

name, class name, student name, date of class, and class hours must be provided to the student. Evidence of sponsorship by the IASI-recognized school must be on the document.

Mentoring (one mentor and one mentee)
1 mentoring hour = 1 SI-specific CE hour for the mentor and 1 SI-specific CE hour for the
mentee. Mentor requirements: current BCSI and five years of full-time SI practice.
Documentation: copy of IASI Mentoring Form completed and signed by mentor and mentee.

SI teaching or assistant teaching in IASI-recognized schools or with IASI-approved providers

1 hour instruction time = 1 SI-specific CE hour.
Documentation: written explanation on recertification application, including class name, date of
class, and class hours.

Presentation at SI symposiums or conferences
1 hour of presentation = 2 SI-specific CE hours.
Documentation: copy of Presenter Agreement.

SI study group
1 hour group meeting time = 1 SI-specific CE hour.
Documentation: copy of CBSI Study Group form signed by all group members.

SI publications

Published book: 24 SI-specific CE hours.
Peer-reviewed or professional journal article: 8 SI-specific CE hours.
Group publication in peer-reviewed journal: 4 SI-specific CE hours for each author.
Newspaper or online magazine article: 2 SI-specific CE hours.
Personal blog articles do not count for CE hours.
Documentation: for publication, a copy of the article; for book, a copy of the title page.

IASI- or CBSI-related volunteer work

1 hour of volunteer time = .5 (½) SI-specific CE hour.
A maximum of 12 CE hours from this category are allowed on the application.
Documentation: letter or certificate from an IASI or CBSI committee chair that verifies hours
worked.

Elective CE hours
CBSI recognizes elective CE hours from many providers and activities. In-person and online
formats are both acceptable. Classes must be taken for credit, and documentation showing
instructor name, class name, student name, date of class, and class hours must be provided to
students. Up to four hours of ethics classes can be counted as elective CE hours. If requested
by CBSI, documentation of CE hours must be provided. See Recertification Policy Addendum A
for further explanation.

Audit of Applications
Documentation of CE hours should be kept for three years. CBSI will randomly select ten
percent of all applications for audit in November after recertification, and will ask the selected
applicants for documentation. Failure to provide sufficient documentation will result in
suspension of BCSI certification and will require passing the CESI for reinstatement.

Individual Consideration for Extenuating Circumstances

CBSI recognizes that extenuating circumstances may adversely affect a practitioner’s ability to
meet recertification requirements. CBSI will review written requests for deadline extension and
consideration of alternative CE hours on a case-by-case basis, as detailed in Recertification
Policy Addendum B
.

Examples

1) Since his last recertification, Kevin has taken an SI-specific Pelvic Algorithm class, a Barral
Institute Visceral Manipulation class, and he has volunteered on a CBSI committee. On his
recertification application he is able to list 13 SI-specific CE hours for the Pelvic Algorithm class,
13 elective CE hours for the Barral class, and 4 SI-specific CE hours for his volunteer time. His
total is 30 CE hours and he has met the 12 SI-specific CE hour minimum.

2) Since her last recertification, Lynn has taken an online ethics class and an Upledger

Craniosacral class. She also participated in an online study group. She has 4 elective CE hours
from the ethics class, 13 elective CE hours from the Craniosacral class, and 8 SI-specific CE
hours from the online study group. She has 25 CE hours total, but she has not yet met the 12
SI-specific CE hour minimum; she needs 4 more for her recertification application.

3) Since her last recertification, Tanya has taken a three day SI-specific class through an

IASI-recognized school that met for 20 hours, and she has published an article in the IASI
Yearbook. On her recertification application she will be able to list 20 SI-specific CE hours for
her class and 8 SI-specific CE hours for her publication. She has met the minimum 12
SI-specific CE hours, as well as the required 24 CE hours total.

4) Since his last recertification, Corey has completed an advanced training at an

IASI-recognized school. Corey lists 24 SI-specific CE hours on his recertification application,
thereby fulfilling requirements. He is also allowed to use 24 of the remaining SI-specific CE
hours for his next recertification because they come from advanced training.