Lifetime & 20 yr Certification & Lifetime Membership
All grads of the San Franscico 1 (1977) and Amherst (1983) Training programs with Moshe Feldenkrais have LIFETIME CERTIFICATION (as opposed to lifetime membership.) What this means for those who qualify:
- You don't have to renew your certification, but you do need to sign the forms saying that you agree to follow FGNA policies
- Through 2016, if you wish to join FGNA as a member, you have to pay the full membership fee, which includes certification. (Beginning in 2017, you will have a special rate for membership w/o having to pay certification!)
Practitioners who graduated in 1984 or later, and who have been certified to practice, and have practiced the Feldenkrais Method® for a cumulative total of twenty years, are eligible to receive Twenty-Year Certification. In the US and Canada, practitioners who have received Twenty-Year Certification must still renew their certification annually, though they are exempt from the Professional Practice and Continuing Competence Plan requirements for certification. Those who qualify must pay full membership dues to be a member of FGNA.
The Board has granted LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP to a few members who have been outstanding in building the Feldenkrais Method and/or FGNA or who have reached the age of 90. This is limited to a very few individuals. The Board is not seeking waivers or applications for lifetime membership.