Jin Shin Jyutsu Professional Practitioner Course FAQs

What is the difference between this course and the 5-day Basic Seminar you offer?

A 5-day basic seminar offers approximately 35 hours of instruction and practice while the Professional Practitioner Course offers 151 hours, including more than 60 hours of practical learning.

The other major difference between the 5-day basic seminar and the Professional Practitioner Course is assessment. The student attending the 5-day basic seminar is not tested or assessed for knowledge or skills. In the Professional Practitioner Course there is continual assessment of participation and contributions, presentations, homework, papers, attendance, practicum learning and more.

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.

What if I need to miss one or more weekends of the program?

Even though full attendance is optimal, we recognize that obligations and events beyond one’s control may occur in the course of a year. If a participant needs to miss one or more days, it is their responsibility to make up the time missed and complete any assignments. All assignments will be posted on Moodle and the day-to-day study guide will be helpful. If a more substantial amount of time is missed, such as an entire weekend, then the participant may need to arrange a study session with an instructor, at their own expense. Excessive absence could result in an incomplete grade.

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 is 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. For more information, visit this page.