Certification materials are accepted twice per year:
Submission deadline June 30
Review completed by September 30
Submission deadline December 31
Review completed by March 30
Please do not register for TCR until you have all your materials ready. Payment is due upon registration.
Also note an early submission does not guarantee an early review. All submission are reviewed after the deadline.
In order to make certification accessible, we have altered the policy for online teaching, and we now accept review of online classes. There may also be a situation that someone has a mix of in-person and online classes, and in that case, the requirement of six (6) classes will be adequate.
The certification review process is modeled after the process created at Bangor and Oxford Universities.
Submission Materials Checklist for Teacher Certification Review
The TCR process requires at least 6 teaching cycles (online or in person); and a single co-teaching cycle can be included in this total. Certification happens after the individual mentoring program and with the recommendation from the mentor that the teacher is ready to move towards Certification. More details on the process can be found here
Completion of all the courses within the Certificate in MBSR. Follow link if unsure: MBSR Certificate Courses
Attendance at least four qualifying retreats
Submission of a full set of teaching films from a single recent cycle: classes 1-8 (Orientation and the all-day session not required)
A written reflective analysis on the submitted class films, which highlights themes, strengths and learning edges that showed up in the course for you (double-spaced, APA format, limited to 2,500 words) Note: This is a reflective analysis of the entire course, not a class by class analysis
A brief written statement conveying your personal understanding of the ethos and ethics of MBSR. (limited to 250 words)
A copy of the reflection and assessment documents from individual mentoring (both mentee and mentor)
Submission of collateral class materials: Class plans/Home practice sheets/Guided audio practice recordings
List of classes taught (dates, number of participants, and venue)
CV or resume
**If you have specific questions regarding your eligibility please schedule an advising session with a Mindfulness faculty member:
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Certificate in MBSR Teaching : MBSR Certificate Courses