Certification Program

What is the Certification Program?

The certification program is designed to get practitioners to a point of competence in applying ABC™ so their (your) patients get the results we promise and that thousands of patients worldwide are getting.  Then the certification program develops and polishes to top-caliber level a practitioner’s competence through practical, one-on-one coaching under expert technical supervision at live seminars and through personal consultation with Dr. Jutkowitz, the developer of ABC™.  It handles any weakness in understanding or ability to apply, polishes off the rough edges and makes it so one can think with the materials.  It results in an expert who has mastered all needed skills to get consistent, outstanding results and to whom we can confidently refer patients.

The Certification Program is open to all ABC™ Core Curriculum Training Program owners.  Our current certification program gives an opportunity to be certified at the initial level at no charge, if you have not yet done so.  The only requirement is to have the latest course materials as released in 2010 and 2012 as well as any subsequent materials released.

Level I Certification is the first level of certification that one now gets by completing the ABC™ Core Curriculum Training.  The ABC™ Core Curriculum Training Program is a Home Study Program released in 2010, formerly called the ABC™ Home Study Seminar.  Certification is now part of the ABC™ Training course as the final practical requirement.  The practitioner is required to demonstrate a basic understanding of the course theory through a short written examination and to have his/her practical application of ABC™ reviewed.  The practical review can be done by either: a) Doing the protocol on a person live in front of Dr. Jutkowitz or an ABC™ Instructor at a seminar or a workshop or,  b) By video of the practitioner treating a person with ABC™.

Once you’ve passed review by Dr. Jutkowitz or an ABC™ Instructor as having achieved basic proficiency in Advanced BioStructural Correction™, you’ll be eligible to receive referrals from us as well as to be listed on the ABC™ website as an ABC™ Certified Practitioner.  This first level of certification is provisional and will be valid for one year.

Higher levels of certification are available by entering the full ABC™ Certification Program.  Level II Certification is the next rank of skill and is called ABC™ Advanced Certification.  This is attained by attending Live Basic and Advanced Seminars to hone one’s skills and polish up application to Level II ability (application of practical without correction), pass the written examination on clinical questions which show a good understanding of ABC™ theory and pass a practical review of protocol application at this higher level.  A practitioner at this level becomes an expert in the protocol, gaining confidence and competence and the ability to get the excellent results promised consistently.

Our on-going certification program also has higher levels of certification achievable beyond Advanced Certification. The next is Level III Master Certification.

This requires attendance at Advanced Seminars to further perfect one’s expertise in application along with experience in practicing ABC™, sharing one’s success applying ABC™ by presenting case histories at ABC™ Live Seminars, passing a demonstration of excellent practical competence and an advanced understanding of ABC™ theory and background data.

Level IV is the highest certification level attainable and when completed results in acknowledgement and certification as an Expert Master of ABC™. ABC™ Expert Master Certification is obtained only after having significant experience practicing ABC™, as well as getting trained in ABC™ Endonasal Cranial (the final step of the ABC™ treatment protocol) and completing the ABC™ X-ray Seminar.  At this level a master expert is required to show a complete understanding of ABC™ theory and its research trail and is expected to demonstrate an ability to think with the materials. A review and demonstration of exceptional competence in application at this highest level is also essential.

Once Master or Expert Master’s status is achieved, one is eligible to be invited to join the ABC™ Instructor Training program. Instructors are admitted to the program by invitation only from Dr. Jutkowitz.  Certified ABC™ Instructors are independently teaching or assisting at seminars around the world. Each level of Certification will be listed on the ABC™ websites.

Cost of Certification

In order to make this program more readily available to everyone, we have reduced fees for it considerably.  As previously stated, Level I Certification is now free, as it is included with the ABC™ Core Curriculum Training Program (whether one is new to ABC™ or an experienced ABC™ practitioner.)

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For anyone to obtain Level II Certification, one simply enrolls in the Certification Program, and registers for any seminars required. There is no fee for enrollment. Packages are available that give discounts for registering for multiple seminars.  A Certification Program package exists which includes 2 Basic Seminars & 1 Advanced Seminar (at discounted package rates) to be attended within 18 months, as well as unlimited phone and email consultation time with Dr. Jutkowitz during that period. The person then attends the Seminars that he wants to take and progresses up to achieve Level II status.

Advanced, Master and Expert Master certification is not provisional. It is a permanent certification that remains valid as long as the annual renewal requirements are kept in.  These yearly requirements are simply:

  • An annual renewal fee for administration (this admin fee covers such things as issuance of certificates, website upkeep, etc.) and
  • Attendance at 1 seminar yearly (for the purpose of helping the certified practitioner stay up-to-date technically and ensuring application remains standard.)
  • Continued study of any new Core Curriculum materials released

Certified Level II practitioners get a 10% discount on all seminars attended, Level III certified practitioners are given a 15% discount and Level IV certified practitioners are eligible for a 25% discount on all seminars attended.

Level III & IV Certification has no special fee, other than the cost of yearly renewal as described above and paying for any individual live seminar one wants to attend, including the Endonasal Cranial and X-ray Seminars, at the certified practitioner discounted price. Packages are available with discounted costs for when you register for multiple seminars.

This is a very smooth road now for increasing skill and proficiency and for those who have already achieved high skill levels, for getting these validated and acknowledged.  The following pages, give an easy to follow summary of the certification requirements for each level as well as the benefits and discounts you receive at each stage of certification.

Summary of Certification Requirements

Level I – ABC™Certified Practitioner

  • ABC™ Core Curriculum Training Program (including study of all new Core Curriculum materials released)
  • Completion of written assessment questions on ABC™ Basics
  • Demonstration of Basic Proficiency in protocol application with Dr. Jutkowitz or Certified ABC™ instructor
  • Cost: No charge
  • Provisional: valid for one year from date of certification

Level II – Advanced ABC™ Certified Practitioner

  • Level I Certification (including continued study of any new Core Curriculum materials released)
  • Six months experience with Advanced BioStructural Correction™
  • A minimum of two Basic and one Advanced Seminars are required (package discounts are available for seminars)
  • Completion of written clinical questions with approval
  • Demonstration of Advanced Proficiency in protocol application with Dr. Jutkowitz or a Certified ABC™ Instructor
  • Cost: The only charge is for seminars attended plus annual renewal fee ($100) after the first year
  • Permanent: with attendance at one seminar yearly

Level III –  Master ABC™ Certified Practitioner

  • Level II Certification (including continued study of any new Core Curriculum materials released)
  • A minimum of 1 years experience with Advanced BioStructural Correction™
  • A minimum of 3 Basic and 2 Advanced Seminars required
  • Presentation of Case Study at Advanced Seminar
  • Examination on ABC™ theory and background data
  • Demonstration of Master Level Competence approved by Dr. Jutkowitz
  • Cost: The only charge is for seminars attended plus annual renewal fee ($100) after the first year
  • Permanent: with attendance at one Advanced seminar yearly, including Case Study presentation

Level IV – Expert Master ABC ™ Certified Practitioner

  • Level III Certification (including continued study of any new Core Curriculum materials released)
  • Significant experience with Advanced BioStructural Correction™
  • A minimum of 3 Basic and 3 Advanced Seminars required
  • EndoNasal Cranial Seminar required
  • ABC™ X-ray Seminar required
  • Examination on ABC™ theory, background and research trail
  • Demonstration at the highest Level of Expertise & Competence approved by Dr. Jutkowitz
  • Cost: The only charge is for seminars attended plus annual renewal fee ($100) after the first year
  • Permanent: with attendance at one Advanced seminar yearly, including Case Study Presentation

ABC ™ Certified Instructor

  • Level III or IV Certification & Invitation to Instructor Program
  • Instructor Training Program completed
  • Continued study of any new Core Curriculum materials released) Apprenticeship with Dr. Jutkowitz as an Assistant Instructor

Summary of Certification Benefits

Level I – ABC™Certified Practitioner

  • Referrals of patients
  • Listing on the websites as a certified ABC™ Practitioner (optional)
  • Unlimited Technical Support by phone or e-mail
  • Ongoing Access to New Technical Bulletins
  • Membership in Yahoo! Group for further technical support
  • Technical proficiency and confidence of application

Level II – Advanced ABC™ Certified Practitioner

  • Referrals of patients
  • Listing on the website as having Advanced ABC™ Certification
  • Unlimited Technical Support from Dr. Jutkowitz by phone or e-mail
  • Ongoing Access to New Technical Bulletins
  • Membership in Yahoo! Group for further technical support
  • Technical proficiency and confidence of application
  • ½ off treatment from Dr. Jutkowitz at NC locations
  • 10% off services such as seminars & workshops

Level III – Master ABC™ Certified Practitioner

  • Referrals of patients
  • Listing on the websites as having Advanced ABC™ Certification
  • Unlimited Technical Support from Dr. Jutkowitz by phone or e-mail
  • Ongoing Access to New Technical Bulletins
  • Membership in Yahoo! Group for further technical support
  • Technical proficiency & competence of application at high level
  • Recognition as a Master Practitioner
  • ½ off treatment from Dr. Jutkowitz at NC locations
  • 15% off services such as seminars & workshops
  • Eligibility for invitation to Instructor or Assistant Instructor training

Level IV – Expert Master ABC™ Certified Practitioner

  • Referrals of patients
  • Listing on the websites as having Expert Master ABC™ Certification
  • Unlimited Technical Support from Dr. Jutkowitz by phone or e-mail
  • Ongoing Access to New Technical Bulletins and Updates
  • Membership in Yahoo! Group for further technical support
  • Technical proficiency & competence of application at the highest levels
  • Recognition as a Master Practitioner
  • ½ off treatment from Dr. Jutkowitz at NC locations
  • 25% off services such as seminars & workshops
  • Eligibility for invitation to Instructor or Assistant Instructor training

ABC™ Certified Instructors

  • All the benefits from Level III or IV plus 50% off services
  • Eligibility to become a Regional Leader and to Independently Teach or Assist with teaching Basic Seminars