There have been many emails asking for clarification about the different KT classes being offered. There are two different classes; those taught by a CKTP+ (Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner) and those taught by a CKTI (Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor). Any classes that are taught by a CKTP+ are meant for non-healthcare professionals such as athletic trainers, gym teachers, etc. Taking a CKTP+ course does not allow you to become a CKTP in the future, you can only have the title of CKTT (Certified Kinesio Taping Technician). You also need to have been a CKTP prior to applying to become a CKTI. A CKTP+ gets their training from an online training course, while a CKTI must go to Kinesio Taping Headquarters and go through a thorough examination process to achieve their title and ability to teach other healthcare providers.
In terms of the course information, classes taught by a CKTP+ will teach you how to apply Kinesio Taping Precuts only. On the contrary, classes taught by a CKTI will teach you the basics and expound on information that will allow you to make the cuts more individualized to the patient. The CKTI courses also come with a handbook that allows you to reference it in the future. Again, classes taught by a CKTI are for health care professionals and CKTP+ are not for healthcare professionals.
I hope this was helpful in terms of clarifying why there is a price and course length difference between the two. If you have any other questions regarding this subject please send us an email!