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Certification Exams

Certification Exams

In order to become a Certified Cranio-Sacral Therapist (CCST) and receive a certificate of completion with Crafted Touch, students need to successfully complete three exams: one oral and two practical. These exams give the student the incentive to study hard and provide an opportunity to show what he/she knows (we are not interested in searching for what students don't know) and to learn and get feedback during the exam process. The passing grade is 75%. The student will be tested on the material learned during class and outlined in the handouts provided for each class, including the Elective Classes the student has taken.


Exams are scheduled to take place independent of one another. Students need to pass the oral exam before proceeding to the practical exams. Please call the teacher to schedule.

Oral Exam

The oral exam will be held at the teacher's office and administered by the teacher. Either a consultant or teaching assistant will sit in as an observer. Students will be tested in groups of 2 or 3. Depending on the size of the group, the exam will last between 2 and 3 hours.

Technical Exam

This exam will generally be held at the teacher's office and administered by the teacher. Upon arrival, students will receive a list of 12 to 15 techniques (from the handouts and the Elective Classes the individual has taken) and be asked to demonstrate them. The primary concern will be hand position and quality of contact. Students will then perform approximately 3 complete techniques and applications in the different cranial tides, feeling for the structure's movement, fault patterns/inertia, and suggesting possible treatment directions. This exam will last 90 minutes.

Inherent Treatment Plan Session Exam

This exam will generally be held at the student's office. Students should approach the exam as if it were a typical treatment session, with the examiner as the client. Students begin with an intake and the initial part of the client record form (to be completed at the end of the session). The session should follow the inherent treatment plan and can include all cranial rhythms and will be scheduled for 2 hours (15 min for intake, 75 min for hands-on, 15 min for form completion, and 15 min for discussion).


The results of each exam will be communicated to students within one week of the exam.

Make-up Exams

Of the three exams one can be made up at no additional fee. Further make-ups will be charged at 1/3 the rate of the initial fee for the exams. Each exam can be taken a maximum of two times.