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CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CHIOS® TEACHERS AND HEALERS
Use of the Chios trademark and the copyrighted Chios material (e.g. the Chios Attunements Manual) are by permission only, and subject to all rules listed on this page, which may be changed at any time.
Chios Energy Healing is administered by The Chios Institute and is taught only by Certified Chios Master Teachers (CCMTs) teaching in conjunction with the Institute. This page gives the official rules ("guidelines") under which CCMTs may teach Chios. It also gives the guidelines under which CCMTs and Certified Chios Healing Practitioners (CCHPs) may offer Chios healing treatments to the public.These guidelines are for the benefit of—and to protect—students and patients: they guarantee the quality of Chios healing education, protect the value of Chios degrees and ensure that only professional, ethical healing treatments are offered. Chios Master Teachers: Be sure you are observing all the official guidelines listed on this page, in your teaching and healing work. Chios Healing Practitioners: Be sure you are observing all the official guidelines listed on this page, in your healing work. Prospective Chios students: the information on this page will give you an idea of what to expect from Chios instruction and certification (especially if you aspire to become a Chios Master Teacher).
Chios Energy Healing is taught in three sequential levels, Chios Levels I, II and III. Completion of Level II qualifies the student to become a CCHP and completion of Level III qualifies the student to become a new CCMT. Each of the three Chios levels has its own official Chios attunement procedure (given to the student), its own course material (that must be mastered by the student) and its own degree certificate that is awarded to the student upon completion. The Chios degrees (including the CCHP and CCMT degrees) are certified degrees, which means they are given only when the student meets specific requirements and the CCMT teaching the student observes teaching guidelines to properly supervise the student's study and grant the degree. The current guidelines are given below.
Guidelines For Attunements, Instruction and Degree Certification
Attunements: Chios attunements may only be given by CCMTs who are listed on the Chios Institute approved CCMT list (as posted on this website), and only as part of complete course instruction, as detailed below. Chios attunements may not be offered nor performed alone. During each student's study of a Chios healing level, the CCMT shall give the student the Chios attunement corresponding to that level, either in-person or by distance. CCMTs are responsible for carefully and completely attuning every student, employing the exact procedures given in the Chios Master Teacher's Attunements Manual, using diligence, attention and mental focus and with no modification nor addition to the official attunement procedures.
Instruction: Chios students should obtain Chios Energy Healing: Powerful New Techniques for Healing the Human Energy Field, which is the standard textbook for Chios Levels I, II and III. Chapter One of the textbook is the required course material for Chios Level I, Chapter Two is required material for Chios Level II and Chapter Three is required material for Chios Level III. Chapters Four through Six are recommended but not required, for students. Use of the old Chios course manuals, which are incomplete and do not contain the latest corrections and improvements to Chios, is no longer approved. The Chios Course Workbook for each level (available for download from this website) should be completed by the student, during study of the level, and the answers sent to the CCMT (by mail, email or fax) for evaluation according to the answer key provided to CCMTs. For incorrect answers, the CCMT shall request the student study further until the correct answer for each question is given and understood. It is up to the CCMT, in diligence and good faith, to verify that the student is proceeding to comprehension and competence in the Chios techniques, during his or her study of each Chios level.
Certification: The student is granted a degree certificate for a level (certified) only after the student is properly attuned (as given in Attunements, above) and completes the course of study (as given in Instruction, above). For Chios levels I and II, the CCMT teaching the student may grant and deliver the degree certificate after satisfactory conclusion of these two requirements (including the CCHP degree for completion of Level II). For Chios Level III, an extra step applies: the CCMT must always apply for official CCMT certification for the student, prior to granting the CCMT degree.
Application for Chios Master Teacher Degree Certification : Prior to granting the Certified Chios Master Teacher (CCMT) Degree to a student, the CCMT must deliver to the Chios Institute (by mail, email or fax) an application for CCMT Certification for the student, including the following: 1) the student's name, address, email address and/or phone number; 2) a statement that the student has received the full series of 3 Chios attunements, and that attunements were given according to the provisions listed above; 3) a statement that the student has completed all 3 Chios Course Workbooks and delivered answers which have been checked by the CCMT, with incorrect answers restudied by the student, and 4) a statement that the student has been made aware of the necessity of complying with the Chios Code of Ethics, and also these guidelines, as a Chios Master Teacher.
A standardized form for this application is available from the Chios Institute, and will be provided upon request. Only after return approval of the application, from the Institute, shall the Certified Chios Master Teacher Degree be granted and delivered to the student. Upon that approval the student will then be given, by the Institute (not by the CCMT granting the degree), his or her copy of the most recent versions of the Chios Attunements Manual and other Chios Institute CCMT Teaching Materials, and will also be added to the official CCMT list. If the above procedure is not followed by the CCMT granting the degree, any degree granted to the student will be non-valid, and the student will not be approved or listed as a Certified Chios Master Teacher. The Chios Institute reserves the right to deny any application, at its discretion. The Institute also reserves the right to verify the quality of instruction given students referred for certification, through written or oral evaluations.
Degrees: Chios Energy Healing degree certificates may only be granted by CCMTs listed on the Chios Institute approved CCMT list as of the date of granting. Each certificate must bear the actual physical signature of the CCMT granting the degree, the date of granting and be granted in full compliance with the certification rules above, to be valid. Below is an example of a valid Chios Energy Healing degree:
Decertification: CCMTs and CCHPs may be decertified (lose the right to use the Chios trademark, use copyrighted Chios materials, give Chios attunements & courses and grant Chios degrees) for serious violations, specifically: 1) falsification of CCMT Certification Applications (CCMTs certifying that students were properly instructed and attuned when that is not the case); 2) other serious violations of the Chios guidelines given on this page; 3) serious violations of the Chios Code of Ethics; 4) unauthorized reproduction or distribution of the Chios Attunements Manual, and 5) other violations of a serious nature, involving unethical behavior and/or fraud. Rarely has decertification been used, but this is done when necessary to protect Chios students and the public. Decertified CCMTs will be removed from the Chios Institute approved CCMT list.
Guidelines for Pricing, Promotion and Practice
There are additional guidelines, regarding pricing, promotion and practice, which Chios Healers (CCHPs and CCMTs) must observe in their healing work and CCMTs must observe in their teaching work:
Pricing for Attunements and Course Instruction (CCMTs): There are guideline minimum prices for attunement and instruction in the Chios levels. Guideline minimum prices for attunements plus instruction is US $50 for each Chios course level or US $125 for the full series of 3 Chios levels—or the equivalent in foreign currency. Advertising or offering of free attunements is specifically prohibited. Special exceptions to this pricing may be granted in the following circumstances: 1) grants and scholarships to economically disadvantaged students, on a case-by-case basis, and 2) attunements and instruction offered and given in developing nations, on a regular or case-by-case basis. These exceptions may only be made after the CCMT contacts the Chios Institute requesting the pricing exception and giving the reason. If the pricing exception is granted, the instruction offered must still meet all guidelines given above. Attunement and instruction in Chios which is not initiated through any form of advertising (to family, friends or acquaintances) is exempt from the guideline minimum price requirements but must still meet all guidelines above. Prices higher than the guideline minimums is always allowed but attunement and instruction must, as always, meet all guidelines given above. No Chios attunements and instruction may be offered on Internet auction sites, regardless of price.
Advertising and Promotion (CCMTs and CCHPs): No advertising of Chios attunements and instruction by CCMTs may be misleading in any way nor misrepresent the content, requirements, benefits or costs associated with Chios attunements, course instruction and degree granting and certification. No advertising may in any way misrepresent the qualifications of the instructor. There are additional rules for both CCMTs and CCHPs: 1) no advertising may be made which alleges or implies endorsement, accreditation or certification by any person, governmental agency or group or association, unless such actually exists in written form and the advertising is not misleading nor misrepresentative in any way; 2) no advertising may contain any claim of ability to cure or assist in the cure of any disease or condition, unless specific and substantial scientific evidence supports the claim; 3) no advertising may allege or imply that the advertiser is a licensed health care professional unless the advertiser possesses the valid, current governmental license claimed; 4) no advertising may allege or imply that the healer or teacher possesses an academic title (e.g. Dr. or Ph.D.) unless such is from an institution accredited by a governmental ministry of education or (in the US) one of the six major regional accrediting agencies; 5) no alteration of the Chios trademark may be made, nor any offering of a “variation” or “version” of Chios (either in name or content). Chios exists in only one pure version; 6) no alteration of the official Chios logo may be made, an authorized version of which will be provided upon request and may be used by CCMTs in advertising; and 7) copyright violations of Chios publications, or unauthorized distribution of same, are prohibited. Any form of sharing, distribution or reproduction of the Chios Attunements manual, by any CCMT at any time, is specifically prohibited. If a CCMT or CCHP has any concerns as to whether proposed advertising or promotional activities meets these requirements, it may be submitted to the Chios Institute for evaluation.
Practice (CCMTs and CCHPs): All CCMTs and CCHPs shall at all times also adhere to the Chios Code of Ethics and are responsible for knowing all provisions of the Code. CCMTs shall provide a copy of the Chios Code of Ethics to all new CCHPs and CCMTs that they certify and inform them of the importance of adherence to it.
Chios Master Teachers (or groups of teachers who teach together or form a teaching or healing group or organization) who certify more than 10 students per year are considered a healing school and additional guidelines for healing schools may apply. Please contact Steve Barrett, creator of Chios, for more information and to be certified as a healing school.
Note: The above requirements may change without notice. Please always consult this website for the most current requirements.
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