The article below first appeared in the November, 2010 Repatterning Practitioners Association Journal. In order to access the full policies described here a person must be a member of the RPA.
I truly believe that Resonance Repatterning continues to be the cutting edge transformation tool in a world that is now filled with transformation processes. The growth and strengthening of the RPA can only catalyze and support more and more Practitioners in their establishing and maintaining healthy, successful Resonance Repatterning practices.
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“Certification Corner is a regularly appearing column in the RPA Journal. Written by the members of the Certification Board, Meryl Chodosh-Weiss, Shirley Lanyi, Mary Cameris and Paula Caplan. Each issue will focus on information about the Resonance Repatterning Certification process and Certification issues. If you have a question that you would like to be answered in the RPA Journal you can email Meryl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Autumn everyone! The season of the Metal element is about letting go of that which is not necessary so that values, quality, respect, organization, inspiration and a sense of the ideal can be energized and permeate each aspect of our lives.
With this is mind, the Certification Board is happy to announce that the RPA has let go of confusion and disorganization regarding what happens when Student Practitioners and Certified Practitioners want to be reinstated as members after not paying their RPA membership dues a year or more after they were due for renewal. There have always been guidelines in place but they have now become clearer and more public.
In September the RPA Board approved the Lapsed Student Practitioner Membership Policy and in October the Revised Certified Practitioner Membership Reinstatement Policy. These policies were important for the Certification Board to formulate because, in the case of Student Practitioners, uniform guidelines are necessary to ensure the standardization of the Certification Journey requirements. For example, we needed to be clear about how to handle Student Practitioners’ Certification work done during time they were not RPA members.
Our concerns for Certified Practitioners came from our desire to maintain the quality of practitioners whom the RPA endorses as Certified Practitioners. One of the issues we addressed was what would help ensure that a lapsed Certified Practitioner has updated their skills when the RPA can no longer require anyone to take Resonance Repatterning Seminars?
In both policies our desire was to balance standards of excellence with concern for Student Practitioner and Certified Practitioners’ needs. Wherever possible we have included different options for an individual to select according to their financial and other needs.
Part of the impetus to modify both Student Practitioner and Certified Practitioner Membership Reinstatement Policies came from the RPA Board’s July 2010 approval of discontinuing the mandatory use of Resonance Repatterning Seminars to fulfill CEU requirements.
For Certified Practitioners it is no longer required that half of their 32 CEUs be earned by taking Resonance Repatterning Institute Seminars. Student Practitioners, who do not have the option of taking classes in Allied Modalities for their CEU’s, now are required to earn 16 CEU’s annually by taking Practitioner Skills Development classes. Although both groups of members can continue to choose to take and retake Resonance Repatterning Institute Seminars for CEU’s the RPA no longer requires members to do so.
Practitioner Skills Development classes are given by RPA Designated Observers and are based on the specific needs of the participating Student Practitioners (and now some Certified Practitioners) to refine their skills and fulfill requirements such as: to have tutorial observations with D.O.’s; to receive and give feedback about sessions given to fellow Student Practitioners; to discuss and demonstrate refinements in difficult parts of the Repatterning process; to have their specific questions answered and especially to learn from the feedback given to all the participants in the class. Since the Certification Board and the RPA Board anticipate greater need for these classes, Designated Observers will be encouraged by the Certification Board to provide more opportunities for RPA members to participate in 2011. Both Student Practitioners and Certified Practitioners can always make direct requests for these classes to Designated Observers or their Coordinators. The current RPA Designated Observers are named. in The RPA Journal, April 2010 Certification Corner article
Some of the features of the new Lapsed Student Practitioner Membership Policy are:
- A grace period until June 30, 2011 to reinstate lapsed Student Practitioner memberships. All of the work done towards Certification requirements will be counted regardless of whether or not the Student Practitioners were active members when the work was done or tutorial observations were received…. If a Student Practitioner chooses to pay their back and current dues by January 31, 2011, they will receive a 20% discount on their back dues.
- Starting July 1, 2011, separate reinstatement options for Student Practitioners who want all of their Certification work to count even while they were not active members of the RPA and for those who only want their Certification work to count before their membership expired and after their current reinstatement.
- Clarification of timelines for prospective Student Practitioners to become part of the Certification process following their completion of the six basic seminars.
For the full text of the Lapsed Student Practitioner Membership policy please go to
Included in the features of the Revised Membership Reinstatement Policy for Lapsed Certified Practitioners are:
- Modification of specific sources for earning CEU’s required for Certified Practitioner RPA membership reinstatement.
- Modification of reinstatement requirements for Certified Practitioners whose membership has lapsed five or more years.
- Clarification of what happens administratively when membership dues are over one year past due.
For the full text of the Revised Membership Reinstatement Policy for Lapsed Certified Practitioners please go to
As published on the I-Declare section of the website, the next Certification Board Meeting is November 15, and our Autumn Student Practitioner Conference call is at November 15, 2010 at 7pm Eastern time . You can register for the call by clicking here
Please know that we have volunteered so that each Student Practitioner’s Certification journey can be as harmonious as possible. If there is any way that we can assist you, please do not hesitate to contact us either by calling 1.800.685.2811, option #3, by writing to us at Certification@RPAMembers.org and by attending the Student Practitioner/Certification Board Teleconferences which are held four times a year.”