Dutch School for Classical Shiatsu 

 Dutch School for  Classical Shiatsu    

  Dutch Institute for Oriental Therapy studies 

Professional Associations
VBAG, LVNG and NWP

The N.S.K.S. has been accredited as a professional and postgraduate training institute by a number of professional associations that represent -among others- the interests of shiatsu therapists. These organisations are K.T.N.O, (which has accredited the diploma course and post graduate courses as H.B.O (Hoger Beroepsonderwijs = Higher Professional Education in the Netherlands) B.A.T.C., N.V.S.T., V.B.A.G., L.V.N.G. and N.W.P. Students can decide for themselves which association they would like to join. 


Zhong TCM 


The Zhong is the Dutch association for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is a national professional association for TCM therapists covering all areas of TCM. The postgraduate education is accredited entirely by the Zhong.

As of September 8th 2011 the Do In Teacher Full Diploma Education has also been accredited by the Zhong TCM, NWP and NVST and shortly by the KTNO as a professional and related diploma course.


K.T.N.O. (HBO accreditation institute)

Accrediting institute - DUTCH SCHOOL FOR CLASSICAL SHIATSU

KTNO stands for the Dutch words Kwaliteit Toetsing Natuurgerichte Opleidingen which can be translated as Quality and Testing of Nature-oriented Educations. Their website is only available in Dutch, but can perhaps be read using Google Translator. Their website can be found here. Our school has been accredited by the KTNO as a higher vocational education (HBO in the Netherlands). The different post-graduate seminars have also been accredited as such on that level. The page displaying the information on our school can be found here.

B.A.T.C. 

Professional association - DUTCH SCHOOL FOR CLASSICAL SHIATSU 
The B.A.T.C. employs five principles of natural medicine. Upon subscription, students will receive forms to indicate how their activities and studies are organised by these five principles. Because the N.S.K.S. has been accredited and certified by the BATC, students from our school do not need to fill in these forms anymore. Referring to the N.S.K.S. suffices.

Students can already join the BATC after passing the exam of the third level. This will enable qualifying for coverage from health insurers. Of course, at the same time, students are expected to pass the fourth level, and to obtain their diploma in medical basic knowledge. The latter diploma is not offered by the BATC, although a list of certified institutes that do offer this training, is given.

Changes!
The policy and internal organisation of the B.A.T.C. is still subject to changes. We will inform you as soon as possible, should any changes occur that impact Shiatsu therapists. Their website can be found at http://www.batc.nl/ (also only in Dutch).


N.V.S.T.


Professional accociation - DUTCH SCHOOL FOR CLASSICAL SHIATSU 

The N.V.S.T. offers Medical Basic Knowledge (higher vocational level). Joining N.V.S.T. enables taking the exam through them. Donating memebers receive an invitation to the exam annually. More information can be found on their website, which is only available in Dutch: http://www.nvst.nl/. Translate with Google


N.W.P. 

Professional association  - DUTCH SCHOOL FOR CLASSICAL SHIATSU 

The NWP is a professional association for practitioners of natural medicine. The NWP has accredited the postgraduate training of the N.S.K.S.. Their website can be found at: http://www.nwp-natuurgeneeskunde.nl/ (also only in Dutch). Translate with Google


Post-graduate education