Continuing Education Providers

The Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider® (YACEP®) designation was introduced in July 2016. 

The YACEP designation is designed for experts in the yoga community to set themselves apart and teach courses that qualify as Continuing Education hours for RYTs. By becoming a YACEP, you have the unique opportunity to join the only directory of qualified continuing education providers in the yoga community! Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®s) who take courses with a YACEP can trust that their training counts toward meeting their Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Requirements.

YACEP Benefits

As a YACEP, you enjoy the benefits of a Yoga Alliance membership, plus marketing on our YACEP directory, where you can list upcoming courses, collect prospective student emails and highlight your experience.

Eligibility Requirements

The YACEP designation is only open to E-RYTs.  View this flowchart to determine if you're eligible.

Not yet an E-RYT but interested in YACEP?  To upgrade from being a Registered Yoga Teacher to being an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, you need to have taught at least 1,000 hours since graduating from a Registered Yoga School (RYS®), and that graduation must have been at least two years ago. Make sure you enter all your teaching hours, and an upgrade invitation will appear on your Dashboard. You can add the YACEP designation while upgrading.

Ready for YACEP?

Costs for YACEPs


YACEP Membership Dues

Application fees are non-refundable. For questions, please contact us.

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