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Recertification: Stay On Top of Your Game

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Refine Your Skills

ART requires annual recertification for all ART Certified Providers™. By recertifying, you take advantage of the opportunity to refine your skills, stay current on recent research findings, and discover new or improved protocols. You also renew your license to use the ART name and trademark, and stay active in our ART Certified Provider™ directory.

Completing and passing any hands-on ART seminar reactivates all prior ART credentials for one year.

Recertification is our quality control mechanism and helps ensure that all ART Certified Providers are capable of providing quality, authentic ART treatment. In this way, recertification protects you, your fellow ART Certified Providers, ART, and the public.

Who is eligible?

Providers, whether active or expired, may recertify in any seminar they have previously completed and passed. Full Body Level 1 or 2 Certified Providers may recertify through any of our Advanced Full Body seminars, including the Advanced Full Body Online recertification seminar once every other year.

What Can You Expect?

If attendees choose to attend a traditional recertification at Level 1 or Level 2 seminar, a minimum of 16 hours of attendance is required, while attendance at an Advanced Full Body or Advanced Full Body 2 seminar requires 8 hours of attendance, and Advanced Full Body Online, 4 hours. To successfully recertify, providers must pass a practical exam administered throughout attendance at the seminar. Recertification attendees do not test on Sunday.

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Pre-Seminar Checklist

  • Refresh your understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy.
  • Allow yourself a few weeks for self-study, preferably from the ARTman app or the ART LMS (learning management system).

Online Recertification Available

Online Recertification Seminars feature several live case studies and a brief review of a varying selection of ART Level 1 protocols. The seminars are four-hours in length, offered four times per year, and hosted by Dr. P. Michael Leahy, president and founder of ART, and Dr. Alesha Willis, director of curriculum for ART.

Providers must attend the entirety of the live online seminar to successfully renew their certification(s).

To be eligible for an Online Recertification Seminar, providers must:

  • Be an active ART Full Body Level 1 Certified Provider (expired providers are not eligible).
  • Have completed and passed a hands-on seminar within the preceding 12 months (for quality control, providers may not recertify through two consecutive Online Recertification Seminars).

Online Recertification Seminars are generally eligible for CEU credit.

ART may occasionally offer additional recertification and/or online educational opportunities with different formats or eligibility requirements.

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Frequently asked questions

  • What is the ART Certified Provider Directory Listing?

    Active ART Certified Providers are listed in our ART Certified Provider Directory. People searching for ART Certified Providers are met with our “Find a Provider” tool, which funnels potential patients to your directory listing and practice. Most providers find this feature more than pays for annual certification or recertification fees by itself. Directory listings are included in seminar registration fees and are activated upon confirmation of the successful completion of your first (or next if you’ve been inactive) ART Seminar. Providers are removed from the directory when their ART certification expires.

  • Is it required to be certified in all ART seminars? Do I need to certify or recertify every year?

    No. Most ART Certified Providers should gradually complete all seminars/certifications to enhance their understanding and skills. Review recommended provider pathways. Annual certification is necessary to use the ART® and ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUES® trademarks and stay listed in the ART Certified Provider Directory. For additional recertification information visit our Recertification Page.