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Teacher Academy
Instructor Registry
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Instructor Registry

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.

Five Levels of Association Instructors

The Association has five levels of Instructors to provide for the instructional needs of Association members and their communities.

General Instructor Requirements

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:

  1. Be a current Association member;
  2. Be of good moral character;
  3. Agree to and sign the Association’s Conduct Code and Ethics;
  4. Complete and submit the Instructor Application Form with applicable fee;
  5. Submit a resume’ with a recommendation from one of the following;
    1. YCF Center Director
    2. Current or past Tai Chi Chuan or other Martial Arts Teacher
    3. Three colleagues
  6. Have a history of dedication to the art of Tai Chi Chuan;
  7. Demonstrate a commitment to learning and teaching Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan;
  8. Sign a Release of Liability;
  9. Teach a minimum of 52 hours each year; and
  10. Pay an annual Instructors Registry fee of $150.00 US.

Affiliated Instructor

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 Instructor

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 Instructor

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 Instructor

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 Instructor

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.

Get application forms from the download page. For more information contact: ts-dept@yangfamilytaichi.com.


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