What is Continuing Education?

Continuing Education (CE) is different from a teacher’s initial training and regular line of work. CE strengthens teaching skills and professional practices of our teaching members. As stated in ATI’s Vision/Mission, continuing education allows our teaching members to “discuss, apply, research, and experiment with the discoveries of F. Matthias Alexander.”

For the complete Continuing Education policy, go to the Policies & Procedures page here and scroll down to Section D.

Continuing Education (CE) within ATI falls into three categories:

1. Alexander Technique study:

  • personal study through exchanges with Alexander Technique colleagues, private lessons, workshops, post-graduate training, professional conferences or lectures;
  • research and independent or advanced study leading to a documented result (Examples include a blog, an article for the Exchange, a book, or a video.);
  • a structured self-reflective practice supervised by any certified or recognized Alexander Technique teacher that expands knowledge and professional teaching skills (Examples include journaling and data gathering.);
  • assist or participate in teacher training programs post initial training.

2. Service to ATI in the form of board or committee participation and/or being an ATI Sponsor

3. Complementary study* and professional business practices: ATI includes complementary and supportive areas of study because it aids in the growth of its teachers.

  • Complementary areas of study include but are not limited to subjects such as somatic education, philosophy and mindfulness practices, pedagogical methodology, and scientific fields of study. These studies can use the same form of study as those in number one.
  • Supportive areas of study encourage teaching members in professional development and in business practices congruent with our code of ethics.
  • Workshops, courses, training, professional conferences, networking groups, lectures, mentorship, coaching or independent research projects focused on growing professional business skills with a documented outcome, such as but not limited to: a blog, an article, a book, or video/YouTube.

Continuing Education, supported by outside funding (such as professional development grants or employer stipends) qualifies as continuing education activity for ATI.

Members select, record, and report their CE activities in at least two of the three categories above over the last three years. Please list your activities in the appropriate category and answer the questions below.

If you have any questions or issues completing these forms, please contact the CEC: [email protected]

Instructions for reporting your Continuing Education (CE)

You can submit your Continuing Education reporting form here. (Video tutorial below).

You will fill out this form once every three years. In this form, you will report one activity each for at least two of the ATI Continuing Education categories. You will have the opportunity in the reporting form to upload any certificates or documents proving a particular continuing education activity, especially those pertaining to a research project or independent study.

When filling out your reporting form, please

  1. Fill out all of the appropriate fields.
  2. If you completed an independent research project, or a self-reflective practice for Categories 1 or 3 (AT study/complementary activities), upload the appropriate documentation.
    1. You can upload up to 2 supplementary documents (such as PDFs, Word documents, images, etc.)
    2. You can upload up to 2 URL links to YouTube videos and/or websites.  If you have videos, please upload them to YouTube and then paste the link into the URL slot.
  3. Once you have filled in all of the appropriate fields and uploaded the Continuing Education reporting form, hit submit.
  4. You will receive an email confirmation that your CE report was received. This report is required for you to maintain your ATI Teaching membership in good standing.
    1. Your confirmation email may be used as proof of completing CE for ATI, for any non-ATI entity, such as educational, or governmental institutions.


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Extension Policy 

If for any reason or situation out of the control of an ATI Teaching Member, an extension of one year may be granted to complete their Continuing Education responsibility.

Such situations or reasons are due to conditions beyond the member’s control. Examples may include but are not limited to: financial hardship, personal or family illness, family emergency, natural disaster, etc.

To receive an extension please email the ATI office, and include the following information:

Name of ATI Teaching Member: ­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________

Date of Extension Application Submission: Date _____ Month ___________ Year ________

Date Continuing Education is Due: Date _____ Month _____________ Year __________

The Extension Due date will automatically be one year from the original Continuing Education Due Date.

* Following the receipt of your Continuing Education Report, you will begin a new cycle of reporting.  For example, original Due Date January 2022.  Extension granted to January 2023.  Next reporting date will be January 2026.

Reason for request: *Please note, this request does not need to include any personal details.  A general description as listed above is sufficient.  Example – Due to a family emergency I am requesting a 1 year extension to report my Continuing Education to ATI.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  How do I track my Continuing Education for my report?
A: During the three years between reporting, you can track your Continuing Education in a journal, Word document, using the website's Continuing Education personal tracking tool, or any way you want.

Q:  When is my CE reporting due?
A:  CE reporting is aligned with membership renewal, so you must have your Continuing Education reported by the end of March.

Q:  How much is enough CE in a three-year period?
A:  A Teaching Member needs to 2 CE activities, from 2 different categories, within one 3-year period.  CE activities fall into 3 categories: 1) Alexander Technique Study, 2) Service to ATI, and 3) Complementary and Supportive areas of study including business practices.

Q:  How do I know what my reporting period is?
A:  ATI Teaching Members who are due to report their CE activity will receive an email in December. Generally, your CE report is due 3 years after becoming an ATI Teaching Member, and every 3 years after that.

Q:  What if I don't have a "certificate" or other physical documentation for the CE that I've done? Does it still count?
A:  Yes, your activity will still count. Certificates or documents pertaining to a research project or demonstrating an independent are required.

Q:  What happens if I don't report my Continuing Education activities?
A:  To remain a member in good standing, your Continuing Education reporting needs to be up to date.

Q: If I lead a workshop, does this count as Continuing Education?
A:  If you lead a workshop for the ATI Conference, this counts as Service to ATI.