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How to Certify

Certification Process

This course and the follow-up certification process qualifies participants to become a CIMI, a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (internationally with the International Association of Infant Massage, located in Sweden) and a CEIM, Certified Educator of Infant Massage (through Infant Massage USA, the US chapter of our international organization).

To earn your CEIM certification you will need to:

1) Attend the in-depth, four-day certification training.

(see list of four day courses coming up on the right)

2) Complete a take-home, open-book assignment/exam.

The take-home open-book written assignment is designed to help you integrate all you have learned at the training and the reading materials you receive. It includes multiple choice questions, short answer questions and short essay questions.

3) Teach five parents to massage their babies in a five-week course in the months following the training.

For your practicum, you find five parents interested in learning infant massage in your local community. You teach them the massage in a free, five week course, either in a group or individually. You will get to implement what you have learned, and put into practice the professional skills you took the class to learn. You may find these parents through you work or agency, through your friends and community contacts, or through marketing in your local area. We will have a marketing class in our workshop that will help you with this, and you will receive a 28 page Marketing Your Infant Massage workbook. You also can set up and do your class with another person who takes the training.

Due Date: At the training we set a four month due date for completing the practicum and take-home exam. If needed, you can ask for an extension for up to a year after the training to complete this. Simply ask your Trainer for an extension via an email. 

Continuing Education Credit

Here in the USA, the Infant Massage USA course and certification qualifies for CEUs for nurses, occupational therapists (AOTA), Social Workers (NASW), Lactation counselors (ILCA) and massage therapists (NCBTMB).

Our course is also recognized by the Child Life Council, DONA, CAPPA, the Maryland Physical Therapy Examiners, the TX TPTA, Illinois Early Intervention, for Infant Mental Health Endorsement and more.

Our Four-day Course and Certification is approved by:

Ohio Nurses Association (recognized in 48 states)

California Nursing Approved

The American Occupational Therapy Association

NASW (National Association of Social Workers)

NCBTMB approved for Licensed Massage Therapists (in most states)

Child Life Council

Maryland Physical Therapy Examiners Approved

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners Approved

Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health

DONA International


For the most recent information about the CEUs offered for our trainings, please go to: Infant Massage USA

Set Up a Training in Your Community or at Your Agency or Hospital

Contact Jody Wright or the Infant Massage USA Trainer of your choice to set up a public training in your community or a private training for your agency or hospital.

Hospitals and Agencies Where Jody Wright Has Trained

The Epiphany Center – San Francisco CA

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center – Hartford CT

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center – IL

Casa Central – Chicago IL

Illinois School of Health Careers – Chicago IL

Easter Seals Near South Side Center – Chicago IL

BDI Playhouse for Children – IL

Perry Memorial Hospital – MO

Beth Osten & Asso. Pediatric Therapy – IL

Boston Early Intervention for Children – MA

Accupressure Therapy Institute – Quincy MA

Central Massachusetts School of Massage

BodyMind Integration Center – Watertown MA

University of New England – Maine

Cortiva Institute – Seattle WA

Pediatric OT Solutions – Highland Mills NY

New York College of Health Professions

Arc Alliance – Eagleville PA

A Total Approach – Glen Mills PA

Motion Center Mom + Baby – Providence RI

Education Service Center Region 2 – Corpus Christi TX

Project Tyke Early Intervention – Katy TX

Hands On Therapy School – TX

Meadow Montessori School – Richmond TX

The Children’s Shelter – San Antonio TX

Integrative Healing Institute – San Antonio TX

Sugar Mill Montessori School – Sugar Land TX