Why Become A CKTP?
 

Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner

With an ever growing foundation of health professionals wanting and willing to become certified in the Kinesio Taping® Method, The Kinesio Taping Association has designed a certification process that will allow dedicated practitioners to earn their designation as a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP). Note: students must wait until graduation before they can apply to become CKTPs.

I have the book and supplies...why do I need certification?
This is a finesse technique and requires a lot of hands on training to understand the many applications. The books are good references, but not by any means a how-to manual. Certification assures that you have had the proper training and you can substantiate your charges. You have to be able to document that you have had the proper training to be able to bill a service, especially one that has a CPT code. Certification also helps protect you if any litigation happens as a result of your services.

In order to become recognized as a CKTP through the KTAI the following protocols are required:
Benefits of becoming a CKTP:
Levels of Certification
KTA Level 1 (Completion of presentation/training course or interactive online/home study):
  • Limited access to KTA Database (3 muscle applications & 3 clinical condition applications)
  • Six month accessibility to limited database
  • Six month access to limited database
  • Six month subscription to Advance Healing
KTA Level 3 (Completion of KT1, KT2 & KT3):
  • Full access to KTA Database (198 + applications)
  • Discount on renewal rate for membership status
  • 1 year subscription to Advance Healing
  • Discounts on selected merchandise, products, symposium fees, and media materials through Kinesio USA, LLC
  • Opportunity to submit approved applications for royalty compensation
KTA Level 2 (Completion of KT1 & KT2):
  • Full access to KTA Database (198 + applications)
  • Discount on renewal rate for membership status
  • 1 year subscription to Advance Healing
KTA Level 4 (Completion of KT1, KT2, KT3, & KT4 Instructor Course): ** Kinesio Taping Association held an Instructor's seminar in February of 2010 for the first time since October 2005. As our current roster of instructors meets our needs at this time, we do not anticipate adding more instructors and are not planning any future instructor's seminars. If a seminar becomes available, all CKTP's will be notified.