What is PAK (Professional Applied Kinesiology) and who is eligible?
(Professional Applied Kinesiology™): a registered term that only ICAK-U.S.A. Active Doctor members who have proven additional aptitude can designate. In 2005, the ICAK-U.S.A. Board of Directors determined that many individuals who did not meet the requirements of ICAK membership were able to use our ICAK marks, logos, etc. In addition, the terms “AK” and “Applied Kinesiology” could be used by any unqualified group or individual since those terms can no longer be trademarked. This created great confusion in the general public regarding who was and was not a proficient and qualified AK doctor. For these reasons, the Board introduced a certification for ICAK members, protected for use by qualified doctors using AK, that have demonstrated their abilities by meeting the requirements for certification. The PAK® designation would indicate to the public and professional communities that these members had been educated, tested and certified in muscle testing by the ICAK. Additionally, these doctors continue to expand their proficiency and abilities in order to bring the highest quality care to their patients.
The requirements for PAK® status include:
· Individual MUST be a doctor member of the ICAK-U.S.A. in good standing – current in dues and all other financial obligations to ICAK-U.S.A. as well as meet all requirements of membership.
· Individual MUST be 100-hour certified.
· Individual MUST recertify every 5 years by attending the ICAK-USA Annual Meeting.
Current PAK® Members include: ICAK-U.S.A. members who are Diplomates or 100-hour certified and meet the yearly requirements as stated above in order to maintain PAK® membership status.