What licenses are required for your Reiki business?

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One thing you need to do before you begin charging for your services as a Reiki Practitioner is ensure that you have the business licensing required by your local authorities.

One of the most frequent questions I receive in my Reiki Master course is: “Will this course allow me to practice Reiki as a professional?” Having your certification is one step in the process of starting your Reiki practice.

Once you have received certification as a Reiki Practitioner, you will want to see what requirements you need to meet in order to start your business.

You can do so by
1. Visiting your city/town website.
2. Find the page where business information is offered.
3. Then find where licensing is explored.

In many cases Reiki is not regulated so you may not see any mention of where Reiki falls regarding licensing. In a few locations however, Reiki has been regulated and is considered a form of massage. You will need to see what regulations apply for you in your area.

If Reiki is not regulated in your city, you may still be required to obtain a standard business license. Not all cities require this so again you will want to check with your local authorities.

If Reiki is regulated in your city, you will want to see what requirements need to be met. Some practitioners have found that becoming ordained as a Minister allows them to practice Reiki without being regulated by their local massage board or governing body but again, not all cities will allow this.

It is also common for new practitioners to believe that they must belong to their local Reiki association in order to practice professionally. This is not the case. Reiki is not regulated by any associations so when you choose to join an association, please do so on the merits of their organization rather than feeling required to do so. The Reiki association I am affiliated with is the International Reiki Organization, but again – this is not a requirement to practice.

Love, Light and Reiki,
Lisa

P.S. If you have not yet started your Reiki Business and are wanting to become a Professional Reiki Practitioner or you would like some guidance to help grow your Reiki business, you may want to subscribe to receive updates about my upcoming online Reiki Business course.

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