Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention and Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2 Instructor Qualification Workshops and Updates with Jocelyn Simpson

When and Where

Date 6th - 8th Apr, 2018
Time 9:00am - 5:00pm (Registration/Check In at 8:30am)
Address Mountain Brook Club
19 Beechwood Road
United States




You may register for 1) Tai Chi for Arthritis and Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention, 2) Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2 (Note prerequisite) or 3) both workshops.

Three Day Overview

DAY 1 - 2: Tai Chi For Arthritis and Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention Instructor Qualification Training

DAY 3: Tai Chi For Arthritis Part 2 Instructor Qualification Training - MUST BE TCA OR TCAFP CERTIFIED TO QUALIFY FOR TCA2 BOARD CERTIFICATION and to participate in this workshop, unless you attend all three days.


Prepare by working with the TCA and/or TCA2 DVD as much as possible. This will enable you to gain the maximum benefits and enjoyment from this workshop.

The book “Teaching Tai Chi Effectively” and the newly revised "Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention Handbook" will be our texts for this workshop. Review of these texts, especially the chapters on safety, teaching effectively, Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method and Working with Chronic Conditions is part of your preparation.

The dvd, text, handbook and other resources are available at www.taichiproductions.com or by calling the US office at 906-217-2000. Paid participants receive a 20% discount.  A code will be given to you when your booking is confirmed and payment received.

Please arrive to the workshop scent free in consideration for those with perfume allergies. Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.

Who will be Certified to Teach the Program?

Participants who have met all requirements on completion of the workshop will be eligible to be certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute to teach this program. Please see the following link for details of the certification process:  http://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/faq-for-becoming-a-board-certified-instructor/. A nominal annual fee is required. In addition, you must be CPR/First Aid certified.


At this workshop qualified instructors will have an opportunity to update their existing qualifications. There may be an administration fee and you will need to complete a written assignment and submit it no later than two weeks prior to the workshop. Be prepared to demonstrate the form associated with the program you are updating. Reminder: Updates are required every two years.

Update assignments are due by March 23.


Register online with TCHI by clicking the link above. If you are already a certified instructor, you will need to login to the website to register for this workshop.  Use the "Lost Password" link to reset your password if you are having difficulties logging on.

Registration Deadline:  March 23 (Late registration will delay certification and may result in an additional fee.)

CEU Credits

6.5 contact hours for CEUs per day are available for a small additional fee for Physical Therapists (PTs & PTAs), Occupational Therapists (OTs and OTAs), Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) & American College of Sports Medicine Certified Professionals (ACSM). Every state and certifying organization has different requirements, and these requirements are subject to frequent changes.  TCHI, as with all CE providing organizations, require that each participant check with their certifying organization to verify that they will accept these CEUs.

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that the Tai Chi for Health Institute meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2015-December 2018. Approved Provider #701292.

The Tai Chi for Health Institute is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. The course offering is approved for up to 16.5 contact hours applicable to APRN, RN or LPN relicensure. KS State Board of Nursing Provider Number (SP1426-0119).


$200 Early Bird registered & paid before March 6, 2018; AFTER $250 (TCA & TCAFP Days 1 - 2)

$125 Early Bird registered & paid before March 6, 2018; AFTER $150 (TCA2 Day 3)

$300 Early Bird registered & paid before March 6, 2018; AFTER $375 (TCA, TCAFP & TCA2 Days 1-3)

$40 per TCH update (TCA, TCAFP, STCA exempt from this fee) (Other updates available: TCR, TCD, TCE)

All updates will have an assignment to be returned with copies of TCH certificate(s) and CPR/First Aid card. PLEASE COMPLETE AND EMAIL BACK TO Jocelyn Simpson at jocelynsimpson854@gmail.com or mail to Jocelyn Simpson, PO Box 540, Acworth GA 30101 PRIOR TO MARCH 23, 2018. Assignments received past the due date will result in a delay in your recertification.

$30 for CEUs (Please review information above and ensure acceptance by your certifying body prior to making this payment. Payment may be made at the workshop if needed.)


MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO AND MAIL TO:  Jocelyn Simpson, PO Box 540, Acworth, GA 30101.

Note: Each participant is required to purchase Tai Chi for Arthritis and/or Part 2 DVD, "Teaching Tai Chi Effectively" by Dr. Paul Lam as a hard copy book or e-book and "Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention Handbook". These products are available through Tai Chi Productions in USA at 906-217-2000 or www.taichiproductions.com.


Mountain Brook Club

19 Beechwood Road

Birmingham, AL 35213



Local Contact

Sarah Brackmann

Mountain Brook Club

Fitness Services Manager



Master Trainer

Jocelyn Simpson




Senior Trainer

Kitty Frey