Instructor Examination and Certification

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Requirements for all level of certified Instructors of
Chen Zhenglei Taijiquan Federation

1级 (养生功教练员)
主要内容:
• 养生功: 关节活动、 缠丝功 (单、双手)和步法练习
• 陈氏太极拳精要18式
• 太极混元桩, 采气法

* 考试及认证费:$150 美元。 认证有效期为两年, 期满需更换新证, 电子版工本费$10美元, 如需纸质证书工本费和邮寄费另算
* 晋级: 一年期满后可申请参加联盟组织的考核晋级, 考试费: $60, 晋级费: 可申报跨级晋级, 每晋一级$50美元。

Level 1 (Instructor of Chen’s Taichi for Health and Wellness)
Main Contents:
• Yangsheng Gong: Joint warm up, Spiral Rotation (single and double hands) and postures & footwork
• Chen’s Taichi Essential 18 forms
• Hunyuan Post and Qi Collecting Drills

*Exam and Certification Fee: $150 USD. The certificate is valid for 2 years and it must be renewed. Electronic renewal fee is $10 USD cost. If hard copy and mailing is required, fee is extra.
*Advance to higher level: After one year, one can apply to take Federation exams to advance. Examination fee: $60, Certification: One can skip levels and each level is $50.

2级
主要内容:
• 所有前一级的技术内容
• 陈氏太极拳老架一路
• 陈氏太极拳18式剑
• 推手:单手挽花 (平圆、立圆、8字), 双手挽花 (同步从里向外、向内、向左、向右;双手交替向里、向外)

* 考试及认证费:$250 美元。 认证有效期为两年, 期满需更换新证, 电子版工本费$10美元, 如需纸质证书工本费和邮寄费另算
* 晋级: 一年期满后可申请参加联盟组织的考核晋级, 考试费: $60, 晋级费: 可申报跨级晋级, 每晋一级$50美元

Level 2
Main Contents:
• All contents of previous level
• Chen’s Taichi Old Frame 1
• Chen’s Taichi Single Sword 18 Movements Routine
• Push Hands: Single Hand (Horizontal, Vertical Circle, Figure 8); Double Hand (Synchronous Inside or Outside; Synchronous To Left or To Right; Synchronous Inside or Outside One by One)

*Exam and Certification Fee: $250 USD. The certificate is valid for 2 years and it must be renewed. Electronic renewal fee is $10 USD cost. If hard copy and mailing is required, fee is extra.
*Advance to higher level: After one year, one can apply to take Federation exams to advance. Examination fee: $60, Certification: One can skip levels and each level is $50.

3级
主要内容:
• 所有前一级的技术内容
• 陈氏太极拳单刀完整套路
• 推手:合步推手及应用

* 考试及认证费:$300 美元。 认证有效期为两年, 期满需更换新证, 电子版工本费$10美元, 如需纸质证书工本费和邮寄费另算
* 晋级: 一年期满后可申请参加联盟组织的考核晋级, 考试费: $60, 晋级费: 可申报跨级晋级, 每晋一级$50美元。

Level 3
Main Contents:
• All contents of previous level
• Chen’s Taichi Single Sabre
• Push Hands: Still Stance and Application

*Exam and Certification Fee: $300 USD. The certificate is valid for 2 years and it must be renewed. Electronic renewal fee is $10 USD cost. If hard copy and mailing is required, fee is extra.
*Advance to higher level: After one year, one can apply to take Federation exams to advance. Examination fee: $60, Certification: One can skip levels and each level is $50.

4级
主要内容:
• 所有前一级的技术内容
• 陈氏太极拳老架二路
• 陈氏太极拳单剑
• 推手:一进一退顺步

* 考试及认证费:$350 美元。 认证有效期为两年, 期满需更换新证, 电子版工本费$10美元, 如需纸质证书工本费和邮寄费另算。
* 晋级: 一年期满后可申请参加联盟组织的考核晋级, 考试费: $60, 晋级费: 可申报跨级晋级, 每晋一级$50美元。

Level 4
Main Contents:
• All contents of previous level
• Chen’s Taichi Old Frame 2
• Chen’s Taichi Single Sword
• Push Hands: Forward & Backward Steps and Application

*Exam and Certification Fee: $350 USD. The certificate is valid for 2 years and it must be renewed. Electronic renewal fee is $10 USD cost. If hard copy and mailing is required, fee is extra.
*Advance to higher level: After one year, one can apply to take Federation exams to advance. Examination fee: $60, Certification: One can skip levels and each level is $50.

5级
主要内容:
• 所有前一级的技术内容
• 陈氏太极拳新架一路
• 陈氏太极拳双锏
• 推手:大履及实战应用

* 考试及认证费:$400 美元。 认证有效期为两年, 期满需更换新证, 电子版工本费$10美元, 如需纸质证书工本费和邮寄费另算。
* 晋级: 两年期满后可申请参加联盟组织的考核晋级, 考试费: $60, 晋级费: 可申报跨级晋级, 每晋一级$50美元。

Level 5
Main Contents:
• All contents of previous level
• Chen’s Taichi New Frame 1
• Chen’s Taichi Double Baton
• Push Hands: Forward & Backward Steps in Low Pose (Knee and leg techniques)

*Exam and Certification Fee: $400 USD. The certificate is valid for 2 years and it must be renewed. Electronic renewal fee is $10 USD cost. If hard copy and mailing is required, fee is extra.
*Advance to higher level: After two years, one can apply to take Federation exams to advance. Examination fee: $60, Certification: One can skip levels and each level is $50.

6级
主要内容:
• 所有前一级的技术内容
• 陈氏太极拳新架二路
• 陈氏太极拳双刀
• 推手:活步推手及实战应用

* 考试及认证费:$450 美元。 认证有效期为两年, 期满需更换新证, 电子版工本费$10美元, 如需纸质证书工本费和邮寄费另算。
* 晋级: 两年期满后可申请参加联盟组织的考核晋级, 考试费: $60, 晋级费: 可申报跨级晋级, 每晋一级$50美元。

Level 6
Main Contents:
• All contents of previous level
• Chen’s Taichi New Frame 2
• Chen’s Taichi Double Sabre
• Push Hands: Free Steps, Practical Push Hand Techniques and Application

*Exam and Certification Fee: $450 USD. The certificate is valid for 2 years and it must be renewed. Electronic renewal fee is $10 USD cost. If hard copy and mailing is required, fee is extra.
*Advance to higher level: After two years, one can apply to take Federation exams to advance. Examination fee: $60, Certification: One can skip levels and each level is $50.

7级
主要内容:
• 所有前一级的技术内容
• 陈氏太极拳双剑
• 推手:定步活推及实战应用

* 考试及认证费:$500 美元。 认证有效期为两年, 期满需更换新证, 电子版工本费$10美元, 如需纸质证书工本费和邮寄费另算。
* 晋级: 两年期满后可申请参加联盟组织的考核晋级, 考试费: $60, 晋级费: 可申报跨级晋级, 每晋一级$50美元。

Level 7
Main Contents:
• All contents of previous level
• Chen’s Taichi Double Sword
• Push Hands: Still Stance, free Push Hand Techniques and Application

*Exam and Certification Fee: $500 USD. The certificate is valid for 2 years and it must be renewed. Electronic renewal fee is $10 USD cost. If hard copy and mailing is required, fee is extra.
*Advance to higher level: After two years, one can apply to take Federation exams to advance. Examination fee: $60, Certification: One can skip levels and each level is $50.

8级
主要内容:
• 所有前一级的技术内容
• 陈氏太极春秋大刀
• 推手:活步活推及实战应用

* 考试及认证费:$550 美元。 认证有效期为两年, 期满需更换新证, 电子版工本费$10美元, 如需纸质证书工本费和邮寄费另算。
* 晋级: 三年期满后可申请参加联盟组织的考核晋级, 考试费: $60, 晋级费: 可申报跨级晋级, 每晋一级$50美元。

Level 8
Main Contents:
• All contents of previous level
• Chen’s Taichi Halberd (Chun Qiu Da Dao)
• Push Hands: Free Steps, free Push Hand Techniques and Application, Practical Fight Techniques

*Exam and Certification Fee: $550 USD. The certificate is valid for 2 years and it must be renewed. Electronic renewal fee is $10 USD cost. If hard copy and mailing is required, fee is extra.
*Advance to higher level: After three years, one can apply to take Federation exams to advance. Examination fee: $60, Certification: One can skip levels and each level is $50.

9级
主要内容:
• 所有前一级的技术内容
• 陈氏太极枪
• 陈氏太极大杆13杆、双人滑杆(3杆, 8杆)
• 太极散手及实战应用

* 考试及认证费:$600 美元。 认证有效期为两年, 期满需更换新证, 电子版工本费$10美元, 如需纸质证书工本费和邮寄费另算。
* 晋级: 三年期满后可申请参加联盟组织的考核晋级, 考试费: $60, 晋级费: 可申报跨级晋级, 每晋一级$50美元。

Level 9
Main Contents:
• All contents of previous level
• Chen’s Taichi Spear
• Chen’s Taichi Long Pole and 2 People Set (3 moves and 8 moves)
• Push Hands: San Da (Free Fighting) and Application

*Exam and Certification Fee: $600 USD. The certificate is valid for 2 years and it must be renewed. Electronic renewal fee is $10 USD cost. If hard copy and mailing is required, fee is extra.
*Advance to higher level: After three years, one can apply to take Federation exams to advance. Examination fee: $60, Certification: One can skip levels and each level is $50.

10级
主要内容:
• 所有前一级的技术内容
• 陈氏太极拳所有套路
• 陈氏太极拳八法及发力技术

考试及认证费:$650 美元。 认证有效期为两年, 期满需更换新证, 电子版工本费$10美元, 如需纸质证书工本费和邮寄费另算。

Level 10
Main Contents:
• All contents of previous level
• All Routines
• Gong Fa – The 8 Taichi Methods and Explosive Power Releasing Skills

*Exam and Certification Fee: $650 USD. The certificate is valid for 2 years and it must be renewed. Electronic renewal fee is $10 USD cost. If hard copy and mailing is required, fee is extra.
*Advance to higher level: After three years, one can apply to take Federation exams to advance. Examination fee: $60, Certification: One can skip levels and each level is $50.

Customized Certificate

Because some instructors may only practice and teach specified content of Chen Style Tai Chi, we will assess their skill level and issue a suitable customized instructor certificate with specified content. Please contact the Federation for further details before you apply for your customized certificate.

Terms and conditions for the payment of certification fees

All candidates for instructor qualifications are required to pay the relevant fee in advance. Candidates will be charged for the instructor level awarded by the evaluation procedure as follows:

  • A candidate awarded a lower level than that applied for will receive a refund of the fee difference
  • In the event of a higher level than that applied for being awarded, the candidate will be required to pay the fee difference
  • For candidates who are not awarded an instructor grade, or who withdraw their application prior to evaluation, the certification fee paid, less an application fee of $100, will be refunded
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