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Certification Program

What is S&F’s certification program?

A certificate in S&F’s Education dry needling means that you have dedicated the time to learn, understand, synthesize and apply S&F’s pentamodal method of dry needling and have successfully implemented this into your patient practice. You have completed at least 72 hours of education (variable by profession based on CEU approvals and classes taken) and have taken our needling competency exams, presented a case study, and written a case study applicable to your patient population based on the S&F model.

It is important to note there is no universal dry needling certification program in the US. Obtaining a certification in dry needling through S&F Education may or may not satisfy the requirements to perform dry needling in the state in which you practice, and does not supersede the laws, rules and regulations of the state practice act in which you are governed. A certification through S&F Education will most likely not qualify you to take other dry needling education companies advanced course work without taking their foundational courses first.

Structure & Function Education Certification Program

Who can become certified?

  • Athletic Trainers
  • Physical Therapists
  • Chiropractors
  • Medical Doctors
  • Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Physician Assistants
  • Registered Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Acupuncturists

Please continue to check back for further updates and details on the certification process. If you have any questions, please contact us at for more information.

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