Professional Training and Certification Options

The Qigong Sensory Training Institute offers professional development in the delivery of QST. Trainer certification starts with becoming a QST Certified Trainer. From there, trainers can add endorsements for QST for Down Syndrome or/and the QST Online Parent Trainer. If a QST Certified Trainer wants to teach other professionals they would need to complete the QST Master Trainer certification.

QST-1 – QST Autism Parent Trainer 

Who is this course for?

  • Individuals working in the autism field who do not have a professional license to provide hands-on therapy, e.g. school employees, autism parent training and support staff
  • ​Individuals with a hands-on therapy license who wish to explore the QST intervention before committing to therapist training

Pre-requisites:  

  • ​Be the parent of a child with autism and have completed the QST course for parents
  • OR– have a minimum of one year of professional or para-professional work experience with children with autism

Course description: This core certification course trains and certifies graduates to train and support parents in the QST Autism Parent protocol. It is a 20-hour online and Skype course. It does not certify graduates to provide direct hands-on treatment to children. 

QST Certified Trainer

Who is this course for? Therapists wanting to provide QST parent training and hands-on treatment to children with autism.

Pre-requisites: 2 years professional experience working with families and children with autism, hands-on experience with children with autism.

Course description: This course trains and certifies graduates to provide hands-on treatment to children using QST and train parents to use QST with their own child with Autism. It is a 80-hour combined onsite and online course. Click here for a detailed course description.

NEW Online QST Training course for professionals! 
In response to COVID-19 restrictions, QSTI is bringing QST training courses online. The QST Certified Trainer online is in development and expected to be available in August, 2021. We’re also excited that our online course fees will be considerably less than our in-person training fees!

To receive an announcement when the course is available, please click here and send us a message now. Also, do keep an eye on this site for further information and course announcements.

QST Down Syndrome Trainer Endorsement

Who is this course for? QST Certified Trainers wanting to provide QST parent training and hands-on treatment for children with DS

Pre-requisites: QST Certified Trainer and clinical experience with children with Down Syndrome.

Course Description: This course provides training in the QST Down Syndrome protocol. The course is offered as an add-on at the end of selected QST Certified Trainer courses.

QST Master Trainer

Pre-requisites: QST Certified Trainer and clinical experience. Candidates are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Course Description: This five-month course trains and certifies QST Certified Trainers to teach the QST Certified Trainer course to professionals and the Online Parent Trainer course to parents. Click the button below for a detailed course description.

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Qigong Sensory Training Institute (QSTI) is a nonprofit organization that developed and teaches Qigong Sensory Treatment (QST) to parents and professionals. We are the only source in the world that teaches QST, and only organizations and individuals certified by us are qualified to teach and treat. See the list of QST Certified Trainers here.