How to Become a Biodynamic Registered Craniosacral Therapist (RCST®


Biodynamic RCST® Requirements

Training requirements for becoming certified as a Registered Craniosacral Therapist (RCST®) are met through graduation from a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) Foundation Training course taught by one or more BCTA/NA Approved Teachers. 

The BCST Foundation Training is a 700-hour, 50-day program consisting of:

  • 350 classroom hours
  • 150 hours Home Study
  • 150 hours practice sessions
  • 40 hour project
  • 10 hours of personal sessions received from an RCST®
Each BCTA/NA Approved Teacher sets dates and pricing for the Foundation Trainings they teach, and and can provide information on their programs.

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Directory of BCTA/NA Approved Teachers

To quality for RCST® eligibility, at least one BCTA/NA Approved Teacher must be physically present for the entirety of every module within the Foundation Training. The student to teaching team ratio is 5:1. Each teaching team consists of Approved Teacher/s, Teacher Assistant/s, and/or Teacher Trainee/s. The curriculum of all BCTA/NA Approved Teacher Foundation Trainings  includes and is taught in accordance with the BCTA/NA Standards of PracticeCore Curriculum & Competencies, and Code of Ethics.


Biodynamic RCST® Application

Once you have completed the above RCST® eligibility requirements, please visit the RCST® Application page to submit your application.

Each applicant must submit the following with their application: 

  • Foundation Training Module Information Form
  • Certificate of Completion of a Foundation Training
  • Letter of Recommendation from your BCTA/NA Approved Teacher
Complete the RCST® Application


RCST® is a registered trademark of BCTA/NA in North America. In the U.S. and Canada, the RCST designation may be used only by BCTA/NA-approved RCST® Professional Members in good standing.