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No, YCB does not conduct any course; Yoga Certification Board only conducts assessment/ examination for Yoga Professionals who are willing to take such assessment for certification of their skills.
Any Yoga professional willing to be certified as YCB certified Yoga Professional can undertake the exams. There is no minimum qualification required for appearing for the exam. Also there is no age limit for YCB Yoga Professional Certification.
No. Any Yoga Professional can apply for any of level directly. The Yoga Professional should undertake self assessment to decide for the level he/ she want to apply for.
Yoga Certification Board is the issuing authority for all the Certificates. Yoga Certification Board has been established by Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India under the aegis of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga with full functional autonomy.
It is upto the candidate to decide. YCB certification is Voluntary certification which is part of the Scheme for Voluntary Certification of Yoga Professionals launched by Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. If you decide to appear for the YCB certification exam, you can appear through your Yoga Institution if it is accreditated with YCB.
If you are not student of the Institution at present, you have to appear as an open candidate through authorised Personnel Certificate Bodies.
YCB Accreditated Yoga Institutions can conduct exam for their own students only.
Initially the Certificate for Level 1 is valid for 5 years, level 2 and Level 3 for 3 years. Before the expiry of the validity period, the certified Yoga Professional has to attend the Continuing Yoga Education Program (CYEP) for its respective level. Based on the assessment in CYEP, the assessment team may recommend the extension of the certificate for life long or may recommend attending another CYEP.
The certificates issued by the QCI shall remain valid for the period it was issued. YCB will organise special CYEP for extension/ up-gradation of those certificates. Please refer to CYEP/ Special CYEP for details.
No. The certificates issued by the QCI shall remain valid for the period it was issued. YCB will organise special CYEP for extension/ up-gradation of those certificates. Please refer to CYEP/ Special CYEP for details.
The Certificate will not be valid. The Yoga Professionals shall have to appear as a fresh candidate for assessment for seeking the Certificate.
Exams are conducted in any city in India and abroad.
Exams are generally conducted on Saturday and Sundays. The tentative exam schedule is given on the website; interested candidate can select the date and city for exam from the dates available there.
The exams for Certification of Yoga Professionals are generally conducted by authorised organisations called Personnel Certification Bodies (PrCBs). The list and details of such organisation is available on website. Any organisation not listed on YCB website is not an authorised PrCB. Accreditated Yoga Institutions and Centres will also be authorised to conduct exam for their own students once these Institutions/ centres have completed the process of Accreditation.
The exam schedule is given on the website. As per the convenience of the interested Yoga Professionals, they can register with the respective Personnel Certification Body. The link of these PrCBs is available on YCB website itself. YCB will also start online and centralised enrolment of the Yoga Professionals on its YCB website (expected to start from July).
The Scheme for Certification of Yoga Professionals was handled by Quality Council of India (QCI) till May, 2018. Ministry of AYUSH has established Yoga Certification Board for implementation of the scheme for Certification of Yoga Professionals and Accreditation of Yoga Institutions/ centres. Therefore the scheme is being handled by Yoga Certification Board since June 2018.