For all Reiki students I received these directives from the CRA Please read; Please be aware, the CRA has not changed its policy to allow Online/Distance training. The Board of Directors (and the majority of our members) firmly believe in the importance and tradition of in-person training and feel that this should not change despite our current circumstances. Furthermore, the requirement prohibiting online learning is in our by-laws. As such, we are not able to change this rule based on our current circumstances even if we want to. The only exception we will be temporarily making at this time is with respect to the number of case studies required for the Registered Practitioner/Registered Teacher applications/upgrades. Effective immediately: New applicants will only need to submit twelve (12) case studies instead of the required twenty-four (24). The applicant will need to work on a minimum of 2 different people. The sessions cannot be done by distance nor can they be conducted on children or pets. CEUs completed within the last 12 months can be used, however they cannot total more than 6 hours. Current Student Members who have held a CRA membership for at least one full year, can upgrade to Registered Practitioner without having to provide case studies. Upgrading a Student Membership to the Registered Practitioner level provides the added benefit of having a Directory listing and it also makes you a voting member of the CRA. If you are interested in upgrading your current Student membership at this time, please email Jodie at firstname.lastname@example.org to help figure out the easiest way to manage this. For the majority of you, this will simply involve adding the upgrade to your membership renewal.