The qualification, Certified Bioenergetic Therapist (CBT), is a post-graduate qualification, usually taking six to seven years to achieve. This qualification is issued by the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (IIBA), after a person has completed a four year training course and undertaken two to three years of supervised practice. Applicants for a CBT also have to complete a substantial case study and have their work and personal/professional development examined by two Faculty Members of the IIBA and be supported by the local Training Committee.
The CBT qualification is currently approved by the Psychotherapy Board of Aotearoa New Zealand (PBANZ), and will be recognized by them for registration as a psychotherapist.
The CBT is therefore currently both an international and national post-graduate qualification.
Please refer to the section "Training / Training in Bioenergetic Analysis" for details on the training programme to become a Certified Bioenergetic Therapist.