Level III Certification Program
Integrative Restoration Institute iRest© Certification Requirements
The requirements for Certification are set out below. Please read the descriptions and instructions carefully. If you have questions regarding our certification program, please feel free to contact the Director of Certification, Kirsten Guest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A. Learning Objectives Assessment Tool (LOAT)
The LOAT is a written exam composed of short answer, multiple choice, and short essay questions. Answers to the LOAT come from the Level I and Level II Training Manuals, as well as from your own experience leading iRest classes, and using iRest personally. The LOAT generally requires 10-20 hours to complete.
B. Personal and Teaching Journals
Journals of 20 personal iRest practices that took place after your Level II Training, as well as 15 journals of delivering iRest to groups, and 5 journals of facilitating iRest dyads are required for this assignment. Journals are to be sent in two submissions, the second after reviewing the first with your Supervisor.
This written assignment assesses your understanding of the foundational teachings of iRest, and the Cosmological Map, as well as your relationship to the Map over the course of your iRest studies.
D. Pointer Sister Journal
You are to track your relationship to the Pointer Sisters (Kanchukas) for a one month period and make notes on this experience.
E. Reading Reflections
You are required to read and write reflections on one book from each of the five foundational teachings. Books are chosen from the IRI iRest Reading List.
F. Retreat Reflections
You are required to attend and to write reflections on two IRI authorized retreats. Retreats that are eligible for Certification are listed on the IRI website. One retreat must be a minimum of three days, and one must be a minimum of five days. Authorized retreats attended prior to your Level I and II Trainings may count towards this requirement. Each retreat, regardless of its length, counts as only one retreat.
G. Recorded Sessions of iRest
Submit two recordings, each 30-40 minutes in length, without reading an iRest script.
- Two group iRest sessions
- Two individual iRest dyad sessions
Three or four months into Level III, you will be asked to choose a Supervisor from two available options. Your Supervisor will help you make a plan for completing your assignments, as well as give you guidance as you go through the Certification assignments. All assignments will be sent by email directly to your Supervisor, they will review all assignments, and give you feedback on your areas of strength and where you may require further development during four phone calls of approx. one hour each. These meetings are included in the cost of Certification.
Following these meetings, your Supervisor will either recommend you for Certification as an IRI iRest Teacher®, or indicate that you require further study and additional supervisory time at additional cost.
Optional additional mentoring time with the Supervisor (beyond what is required by the Certification process) is available at the request of the Student at an additional per hour fee.
Please contact the Director of Certification (email@example.com) to request a Mentor.
You have 24 months from the time your payment is processed for Certification to complete all your Certification requirements. If additional time is required, further costs may apply.