If I have already taken courses through Spinal Manipulation Institute or Dry Needling Institute, can I apply them toward the fellowship requirements?
Many prospective fellows-in-training have already taken classes with SMI and/or DNI. Per ABPTRFE, the students may only request transfer credit for up to 10 hours for these courses, assuming that the courses were taken in the last 2 years. Fellows-in-training may earn credit for previously taken courses through Spinal Manipulation Institute and Dry Needling Institute by:
- Retaking the class
- Serving as a primary or assistant instructor for the class
- Completing an independent study project (on the information covered in the previously taken class)