The JRUKA Professional Practitioner Verification Programme
Facilitating the achievement of the Reiki Council Verified Practitioner Award
Meeting the requirements to be able to join the CNHC accredited professional register
Introduction and Background
Over recent years the value of natural, or holistic therapies have been increasingly recognised by the public and have become more popular. However, there is a variety of standards and practices within the field. This has not helped the acceptance of alternative therapies by conventional healthcare. In light of this, the government set up bodies to oversee professional standards, the main one being the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). This register is overseen by the ‘Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care’ an independent body, accountable to the UK Parliament. Its sole focus is on protecting the public. The National Occupational Standards for professional practice were drawn up for each therapy. Verification courses were created to ensure those professional best practice and regulatory topics were covered and voluntary professional practitioner accredited registers were created. One of the objectives of the Jikiden Reiki UK Association (JRUKA) when it was founded was to create this supplementary vocational training, to meet the verification standards, in a way that is congruent to those taught by the Jikiden Reiki Institute. So Jikiden Reiki students in the UK could achieve Verification and become registrants on the CNHC accredited register, in a smoother way than was previously available. This resulted in the creation of the Jikiden Reiki UK Association- ‘Professional Practitioner Programme’. This course has been verified by the Reiki Council and CNHC.
Please understand this is optional vocational training, in addition to your formal Jikiden Reiki training, to meet the National Occupational Standards in the UK. There is nothing ‘missing’ from your Jikiden Reiki courses. The verification focus is on the modern-day regulatory and best practice requirements along with proof of competency in a professional setting, not your Reiki training. You can operate fine as a Professional Reiki practitioner without this course. This is for those who wish to work to best practice standards or work in settings that require practitioners to be on an accredited register. Note: Your formal Jikiden Reiki training courses alone would not meet the requirements to become a registrant on an accredited register. Also be aware this programme is about regulations, competence, and best practice. This is not a Reiki business course.
Requirements to Join the Programme
You must have attended both Shoden and Okuden Jikiden Reiki training courses, with an authorised Jikiden Reiki teacher. If you have not yet taken formal Jikiden Reiki training- do so. You can find a list of teachers in your area from our directory here
You must be an active ‘practitioner’ (or teacher) member of JRUKA. This training programme has been created and run by the Jikiden Reiki UK association (JRUKA). If you are not already a member you can join here (if you joined the ‘member’ subscription, you can simply upgrade to a practitioner tier) email us and we will let you know what to do email us
Programme Launces 28th June 2021
This is a self-paced programme, which is commonly conducted over a period of months, there is no cut off time in place.
After application through the JRUKA you will have access to all the resources including the programme handbook and supporting materials, you then commence a period of self-study, supported by the programme handbook, with sections on topics such as being a professional Reiki practitioner, practice management and a section relating to key regulatory documents you need to be aware of. During this time you are building a portfolio of evidence of Reiki treatments and case studies.
This is then followed by a 1- day training workshop. You can select the approved teacher/assessor from a list of teachers who have fulfilled the requirements to teach/support you through this programme.
You will then have a total of 4 observation Reiki treatments, where an approved ‘internal’ teacher/assessor, will observe you conducting a Reiki treatment (this is usually the same teacher/assessor you chose to do the workshop with) these observations being conducted commonly over a period of a few months.
When you feel ready you will then complete the Reiki Council written assessment,
You will also complete a 5th Reiki treatment observation, conducted by an approved ‘external’ assessor (this person will not be the assessor you had in the previous 4 observations). Your exam will then be assessed by an external Verifying organisation, approved by the Reiki Council and CNHC, who will award you the Reiki Council Verified Practitioner Award. The JRUKA would then award you our Verified Practitioner status.
Having successfully completed this programme, you would be able to apply (optional) to the CNHC accredited register to become a registrant (note: CNHC registration has additional ongoing costs).
Within your JRUKA members resources is a recorded webinar presentation introducing this topic along with faqs and more information about this programme).
What to Do if You Would Like to Join the Programme
If you are already a JRUKA practitioner or teacher member- great you are ready to join. Simply log into your membership account and go to your resources page, where you will find the application page. Log in