Certification and CE

The Breema Center is responsible for Practitioner and Instructor Certification worldwide.

Breema Practitioner Certification Program:

165 class hours, as follows:

  • Up to a maximum of 100 class hours (in classes approved for Transfer Credit taught by any Certified Breema Instructor).
  • 50 or more class hours (including 12 or more hours of Practitioner Day workshops) at any Breema Center Sponsored Intensive.
    2016 Breema Center Sponsored Intensives are:

    Breema Center Winter Intensive
    Breema Center Summer Intensive
    Breema Center Fall Intensive
    Intensive in Graz, Austria
    Intensive in Bühl, Germany
    Intensive in Barcelona, Spain
  • 15 hours of Anatomy and Physiology classes.
    These can be completed at another school or program, or through a home- study course from the Breema Center.
  • 3 Touch Support Meetings with designated Instructors. These will be scheduled by the Breema Center after enrollment in the Practitioner Certification Program.
  • One or more Support Meetings with members of the Certification Committee (for students completing Certification requirements without attending classes at the Breema Center). This can be done via Skype.
  • Submission of 5 Breema Session Resumes
    First resume: after completing about 25 class hours
    Second resume: after completing about 75 class hours
    Third resume: after completing about 100 class hours
    Fourth resume: after completing about 125 class hours
    Fifth resume: after completing at about 150 class hours.

PLEASE NOTE THAT PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION IS NOT GUARANTEED by completion of the hours requirements, and is awarded only after the Certification Committee is confident that a student is ready to safely and adequately practice and represent Breema. This means that the student must clearly show sufficient practical understanding of Breema's Principles and philosophy in the way they practice Breema, and in the way they speak and write about Breema.

You can also download a pdf with this information, a pdf of common Q&As, a pdf with the application form and a pdf of the Student Session Resume form.

Link to online application (coming soon!)

Link to online Student Session Resume (coming soon!)


Self-Breema Instructor Certification:
The requirements for certification include:
Successful completion of the Practitioner Certification Program
A minimum of 6 months experience as a Certified Breema Practitioner
Participation in Instructor Workshops at the Breema Center
Satisfactory completion of one or more Self-Breema Instructor Support Meetings.

Breema Instructor Certification:
The requirements for Provisional Instructor Certification include:
Practitioner Certification
Self-Breema Instructor Certification
A minimum of 6 months active experience as a Self-Breema Instructor
Participation in Instructor Workshops at the Breema Center
Satisfactory completion of one or more Instructor Support Meetings.

Full Instructor Certification is awarded after satisfactory completion of an additional 250 class hours of Breema, and the fulfillment of other required courses and meetings.

For more information, contact the Breema Center.

Graduates of the Practitioner Program are eligible for a 50% discount on most Breema Center classes.


Continuing Education
The Breema Center is approved to provide continuing education credit by:

  • The California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number CEP 03852)
  • The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) (Provider Number 145251-00)
  • The California Board of Behavioral Science for MFTs and/or LCSWs (Provider Number PCE 5069)