Certification FAQ

Are you looking for an answer? Search no further! The topics we discuss on this page are shared in the following order:

Video Uploading Support
Maintaining Your Certification
Apprenticing and Assisting
Upgrading Your Certification
Yoga Alliance
Letters of Completion
Name Usage Policies

If you are still searching for an answer after reviewing this page, email certribution@baptisteyoga.com. 

  

APPLYING FOR CERTIFICATION


1. What courses do I need to take to be eligible to apply for Baptiste Certification?

For Tier 1: 200 Hour Baptiste Certification: You need to complete Level One, Level Two and Art of Assisting.
 
For Tier 2: 500 Hour Baptiste Certification : You need to complete Level Three and Advanced Art of Assisting.
 
For Tier 3: Fit To Lead Baptiste Certification: You need to complete the Fit To Lead program. You must be accepted into the Fit To Lead program in order to participate.
 
For Tier 4: Leader Teacher Faculty, Community Leader, or Global Champion Baptiste Certification: You need to complete the Leader Teacher Faculty & Friends program. You must be accepted into the Leader Teacher Faculty & Friends program to be eligible to apply for Tier 4 certification.

 

2. Do I need to complete Level One and Level Two within a certain time period?

Yes, you must complete Level One and Level Two within 2 years of each other.

 

3. Do I need to apply for Baptiste Certification within a certain time period?

Yes, you must apply for Tier 1: 200 Hour Baptiste Certification within 2 years of completing Level Two.
 
You may apply for Tier 2: 500 Hour Baptiste Certification any time after completing Level Three and Advanced Art of Assisting.
 
You may apply for Tier 3: Fit To Lead Baptiste Certification any time after completing the Fit To Lead program.
 
You may apply for Tier 4: Leader Teacher Faculty, Community Leader, or Global Champion Baptiste Certification any time after completing the Leader Teacher Faculty & Friends program.

 

4. Do you accept courses from other Yoga Schools towards Baptiste Certification?

No, we do not accept courses from other Yoga Schools. You must complete all of the required coursework for Baptiste Certification even if you already have taken another 200 Hour Teacher Training Program.

 

5. Once I submit my application, how long do I have to complete my certification process?

You have 1 year from the day you submit your application to complete your certification process from start to finish for any tier.

 

6. How do I request the application package?

For Tier 1: 200 Hour Baptiste Certification click here to request a certification application package from the Certification Team.
 
For Tier 2: 500 Hour Baptiste Certification click here to request a certification application package from the Certification Team.
 
For Tier 3: Fit To Lead Baptiste Certification click here to request a certification application package from the Certification Team.
 
For Tier 4: Leader Teacher Faculty, Community Leader or Global Champion Baptiste Certification click here to request a certification application package from the Certification Team.

 

7. Can I start the application even if I haven’t completed the course requirements?

Yes, you may request the Tier 1: 200 Hour Certification application package and begin working on it once you have been accepted into Level Two.
 
For all other tiers, you may request the application package once you’ve completed the required coursework to be eligible for that tier.
 
You may not submit your application for any tier until you have completed all of the required coursework.

 

8. Does my letter of recommendation for the Tier 1 application need to be from a Certified Baptiste Teacher?

If you teach at a Baptiste Affiliate Studio or Baptiste Yoga Studio, please have your studio owner write your letter of recommendation.  
 
If you do not teach at a Baptiste Affiliate Studio or Baptiste Yoga Studio you may submit a letter of recommendation from a supervisor or studio manager that can vouch for your teaching and recommends you to apply for Baptiste Certification OR submit a letter from a Baptiste Certified Teacher who has mentored you.

 

9. Do my practicing, teaching and assisting hours for the Tier 1 application need to be completed at a Baptiste Affiliate Studio or Baptiste Yoga Studio?

If you teach at a Baptiste Affiliate Studio or Baptiste Yoga Studio we request that your documentation of practicing, teaching and assisting hours are from that studio.  
 
If you do not teach at a Baptiste Affiliate Studio or Baptiste Yoga Studio you may submit documentation from a supervisor or studio manager that can vouch for your hours of practicing, teaching and assisting in the style of Baptiste Yoga.

 

10. Does the Expand Your Power Yoga Teacher Training (EYP) Program count towards Baptiste Certification?

The EYP Teacher Training is a separate 200 Hour program that does not count towards Tier 1: 200 Hour Baptiste Certification. You must take Level One and Level Two to be eligible for Tier 1: 200 Hour Baptiste Certification. The EYP Teacher Training may be counted towards your Tier 2: 500 Hour Certification hours and is a registered 200 Hour program through Yoga Alliance.

 

11. How long does it take for my application to get reviewed?

Application review by our Certification Review Panel takes approximately 4 - 6 weeks once you’ve submitted.

 

12. What happens once my application is reviewed?

Once your application is reviewed you will be scheduled for a 30-minute phone call with a member of our Certification Review Panel to go over feedback on your application and teaching video.

 

13. How many videos of my teaching will I need to submit to complete my certification process?

You may be asked to submit up to 3 videos of your teaching before your Baptiste Certification is approved at any tier.
 

 

VIDEO UPLOADING SUPPORT

1. How do I upload my certification video of my teaching?

We request that you upload your video to YouTube here. Please make sure your video is marked as UNLISTED in the privacy settings before submitting your link in your application.
 
Note that you may need to follow the prompts through the YouTube website to be able to upload a video that is more than 15 minutes in length.

 

2. What if my video won’t upload because the file size is too big?

You can download the free software Handbrake here and compress your file to a smaller size if YouTube notifies you that your file size is too large.

 

3. I’m having trouble uploading my certification video. What do I do?

If you have trouble uploading to YouTube, please email certribution@baptisteyoga.com to troubleshoot.

 

MAINTAINING YOUR CERTIFICATION

1. What are the requirements to maintain my certification annually?

You are required to complete a service project (10 hours for Tier 1, 15 hours for Tier 2 & 3 and 20 hours for Tier 4) every 3 years.
 
You are required to complete successfully complete an exam every 3 years. You have 2 chances to pass it successfully.  
You are required to attend, assist or apprentice a minimum of one Baptiste Program every 3 years.

 

You are required to pay your annual dues ($150 for Tier 1, $300 for Tier 2 & Tier 3, and $450 for Tier 4).

 

2. What Baptiste Programs count towards my continuing education credits?

Accepted programs are: All Day Immersion, Art Of Assisting, Advanced Art Of Assisting, Being Of Power, The Art Of True North Alignment, Level One, Level Two, Level Three, Expand Your Power Teacher Training & Power Flow Immersion.

 

3. How do I update my bio, photo or location on the website?

Please fill out this form with any updates. We will post your updates within 48 hours of receiving your submission.

 

4. How do my annual dues get collected?

Your dues will be charged automatically each year unless you have elected them not to be. You should expect an email reminding you that your dues are being automatically collected prior to the collection date. You will also be notified if your credit card is expiring and needs to be updated in the system or if your credit card did not process. If you need to pay your dues or update your credit card information:
 
Click here to pay dues or update your credit card for Tier 1: 200 Hour Baptiste Certification
 
Click here to pay dues or update your credit card for Tier 2: 500 Hour Baptiste Certification
 
Click here to pay dues or update your credit card for Tier 3: Fit To Lead Baptiste Certification
 
Click here to pay dues or update your credit card for Tier 4: Leader Teacher Faculty, Community Leader or Global Champion Baptiste Certification

 

5. What do I do if I need to update my credit card information in the system to pay my annual dues?

Refer to the question above to update your credit card information online

 

6. How do I request a receipt for my dues payment?

You will automatically receive a receipt via email once your dues have been charged for your records.

 

APPRENTICING AND ASSISTING

1. How do I apply to apprentice or assist a program as a Certified Baptiste Teacher?

Certified Teachers may apply to Apprentice or Assist Baptiste Programs! You must fill out this application annually to be considered and will participate in a phone interview once your application has been received. Applying for an Apprenticing or Assisting position does not guarantee that you will get one. The number of Apprenticing & Assisting positions is limited however we are doing our best to fulfill the large number of requests.
 
To apply to Apprentice a Baptiste Program, click here.

 

To apply to Assist a Baptiste Program, click here.

 

UPGRADING YOUR CERTIFICATION

1. What are the requirements for the Tier 2: 500 Hour Certificate?

You must be a Tier 1: 200 Hour Certified Baptiste Teacher who has:
 
  • Taught a minimum of 100 hours as a Certified Baptiste Teacher.
     
    Assisted in the classroom for a minimum of 35 hours (if using Art Of Assisting as part of your coursework toward the 500 Hour Certificate)
     
    Taken a total of 300 Hours of coursework after your initial Level One and Level Two Trainings. Accepted programs and hours toward those 300 hours are listed here.
 
*Note: Ignite Your Power is no longer offered however if you have taken it the credits will be accepted toward the 500 Hour Certificate.
 
*Note: Some of our program hours have changed. If you took a program that you are using towards certification, the amount of hours that you participated, as documented on your program completion letter, will be honored.
 
*There are no exceptions for these programs.
 
For more information about the 500 Hour Certificate and the breakdown of education hours for each course, click here.

 

2. What are the requirements for the Tier 3: Fit To Lead Certificate?

You must be a Tier 2: 500 Hour Certified Baptiste Teacher who has completed the Fit To Lead program.

 

3. What are the requirements for the Tier 4: Leader Teacher Faculty, Community Leader or Global Champion Certificate?

You must be a Tier 3: Fit To Lead Certified Baptiste Teacher who has completed the Leader Teacher Faculty & Friends Training Program.

 

YOGA ALLIANCE

1. What do I need to apply for my RYT-200 through Yoga Alliance?

There are 2 RYT-200 tracks through Baptiste Institute that are recognized by Yoga Alliance.

 

TRACK 1: The in-studio track, called Expand Your Power, is being offered through studios around the country facilitated by highly trained Certified Baptiste Teachers through 2 different formats- weekend trainings over the course of several months OR 2 week long trainings. Check out the program details for more information specific to each program.  

 

This track is eligible for RYT-200 status but DOES NOT count towards a Tier 1: 200 hour Baptiste Certification.  Note that these hours DO count towards our Tier 2: 500 hour Baptiste Certification.

 

Apply via the Yoga Alliance Website here.  Note that you must upload your Certificate of Completion to verify your attendance at this program. Once you submit your application through Yoga Alliance your application will be reviewed within 48 hours.

 

TRACK 2: The Tier 1: 200 hour Baptiste Certification track which includes 2 week long trainings, Level One & Level Two, constitute 200 hours worth of training.  

 

Apply via the Yoga Alliance Website here. Note that you must upload your Letters of Completion for BOTH Level One Level Two in ONE document to verify your attendance at these two programs.  Once you submit your application through Yoga Alliance your application will be reviewed within 48 hours.  
 
You do not need to be a Certified Baptiste Teacher to apply for your RYT-200. You do need to have completed Level One & Level Two.

 

2. What do I need to apply for my RYT-500 through Yoga Alliance?

Apply via the Yoga Alliance Website here. Note that you must upload your Tier 2: 500 Hour Certificate from Baptiste Institute to verify that you’ve satisfied the requirements. Once you submit your application through Yoga Alliance your application will be reviewed within 48 hours.
 
You must be a Tier 2: 500 Hour Certified Baptiste Teacher to apply for your RYT-500.
 
NOTE: When applying, please search for the 300 hour program to locate the correct application through Baptiste Institute on the Yoga Alliance website.
 

3. Is the Baptiste Institute's Kids Teacher Training recognized by Yoga Alliance as a Registered Children's Yoga School (RCYS)?

Yes! If you would like to apply to become an RCYT (Registered Children's Yoga Teacher) you must complete the 95 hour training program and teach yoga to kids for a minimum of 30 hours.  To apply through Yoga Alliance, search for our program under the Baptiste Institute's school.  

 

You must submit your certificate of completion from Baptiste Institute and a letter of proof of teaching kids for a minimum of 30 hours from your supervisor. Please upload BOTH of these items into ONE document into the Yoga Alliance application when you apply for this designation.

 

LETTERS OF COMPLETION

1. I lost my Letter of Completion for one or more of the programs I attended. What do I do?

Click here to fill out this simple form to request a letter of completion for any program you need. We will send you a replacement via email once we receive your application. There is a $20 processing fee.

 

NAME USAGE POLICIES

1. I am not a Certified Baptiste Teacher. How can I use the Baptiste name in my marketing and public bio and materials?

Click here to see our Name Usage Policies for Non-Certified Teachers. You may use this language if you have completed Level One, Level Two and/or Level Three.

 

2. I am a Certified Baptiste Teacher. How can I use the Baptiste name in my marketing and public bio and materials?

Click here to see our Name Usage Policies for Certified Teachers.

 

Haven't found your answer? Email certribution@baptisteyoga.com.