I have taken many 5-day basic seminars. I thought I was certified?

The 5-day basic seminar and other classes offered by the Mary Burmeister Jin Shin Jyutsu Institute do not confer practitioner certification. Students receive a certificate of attendance after taking a 5-day basic seminar, and after attendance at three 5-day basic seminars are eligible to become authorized Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioners. Starting with the Professional Practitioner Course, students can become eligible to earn the Jin Shin Jyutsu Certification Credential for the first time.

I am a long-time Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner. Can I be grandfathered in?

Although long-time practitioners may be eminently qualified and experienced, Jin Shin Jyutsu entry-level certification requires assessment and evaluation because we follow standard best credentialing practice. Since the 5-Day Basic Seminar does not include assessments, we are not able to offer grandfathering. We will be offering an alternate pathway to the certification credential designed for practitioners who have been trained through attendance at the 5-Day basic seminars and other classes: the Traditional Training Pathway (TTP). Practitioners using this pathway must meet the same criteria that Professional Practitioner Course participants must meet and pass the same assessments. As this alternate pathway is developed, there will be updates by email, in the Main Central Newsletter, and on both the JSJInc.net and the jsjcp.com websites.

Will the certification I receive allow me to practice in my state?

The Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner Certification isĀ not the same as a license. The state of New Jersey, where the Professional Practitioner Course is currently held, and most states have laws that regulate the practice of various forms of touch therapies, including light-touch energy work (which is the classification that includes Jin Shin Jyutsu). Be sure to know the laws in your state, county, and city.