Term of Certification, and Renewal

Term and Renewal:

  • The normal term for all Guang Ping Yang T’ai Chi Association teacher certifications is four (4) years. However, the Board has the obligation to exercise its discretionary authority, when necessary, to modify the term in individual cases to ensure the ongoing quality and validity of the program and to guarantee that all criteria are met fully.
  • Renewal of the teacher certification, once granted, will be free and automatic as long as the certified instructor continues to:
    • maintain active member status at either the Teacher or School/Organization level, and
    • meets the Continuing Education requirement of attending at least one (1) Guang Ping Yang T’ai Chi Association annual conference during the four year term OR hosts/sponsor/attends a Guang Ping Yang T’ai Chi Association co-sponsored local/regional intensive workshop or instructional event .
  • Upon the third consecutive renewal the certification shall be issued “For Life” unless the board determines there is significant reason to withhold this extended term. A decision to withhold the Lifetime certification will require a 2/3 vote of the full Board.