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Welcome to the Zen Shiatsu Program!

Applying online is quick and simple. Your application information will be kept strictly confidential. All fields on this form are required fields.

A $50 non-refundable application fee is required to process this application, which can be paid by credit card during step two of this online application.


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Statements of Understanding About the Shiatsu Certification Program

Shiatsu Therapy Certification/Licensing
In Illinois, all Asian Bodywork Therapists are required to hold a massage license to practice.  Graduates of Zen Shiatsu Chicago meet the educational requirements for massage licensure in Illinois.  Additionally, students meet the educational requirements for Certified Practitioner status with AOBTA (American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia).

Asian Bodywork and Massage licensing is handled differently in each state. Frequently, in states without a licensing requirement, the practice of Asian Bodywork/Massage is unregulated, or regulated through the business licensing bureaus or other licensing bureaus of municipalities. General state and/or local licensing requirements for Asian Bodywork/Massage requires that an applicant possess good moral character and to report any prior criminal convictions. Any student or graduate who has a prior criminal conviction may experience limitations and/or denial of professional licensure or employment opportunities due to previous criminal records.

Zen Shiatsu Chicago encourages potential students to investigate the details of licensure laws in the state(s) and/or municipalities where they would like to practice. Admission specialists can provide information on where and how to obtain such licensure information.

I understand that I may need to seek a license to practice shiatsu therapy in some states.

The information that I have provided is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and I have read and understand the above disclosures. I wish to have my application for admission considered by Zen Shiatsu Chicago.