Now you can become a Govt. of India Certified Yoga Instructor by applying online on QCI website for Certification examination. With a view to streamline the making of truly qualified Yoga Instructor, Govt. Of India has introduced “Scheme For Voluntary Certification of Yoga Professionals” which is open to every Indian citizen who practice Yoga. The objective of the scheme is to lay down the competence criteria or standard of an Instructor. The Scheme is owned by Quality Control of India (QCI) and mentored by Ministry of Ayush under Govt. Of India.

Under this scheme, you can directly apply online for certification examination in QCI website, the details of which are given below, and appear for the Certification examination conducted by them. If you pass in the written examination, then you will be called for practical test i.e. demonstration of various Asanas. Total fees is Rs.3000/- approx. The date and venue of examination will be advised by email/sms.

QCI has also published a Guide book for preparation of this examination and the questions are set from the syllabus and chapters given in the book. This book is informative and a must have for every yoga lover.  It covers theories and practicals.  The practical demonstration asanas are also given in the book. Click on the image below to buy the book.


You can purchase this Guide book by clicking on the above book link :

Once you pass both the tests, you will receive a Certificate from QCI, Ministry of Ayush certifying you as a Yoga Instructor and this Certificate is valid in India and abroad also for teaching as Yoga Instructor. After getting certified as Yoga Instructor, you can appear for Yoga Teacher Certification Examination also which is a level higher than Yoga Instructor.

HERE IS THE PROCESS FOR APPLYING : Click on the link . You will land on the home page of QCI as under :

QCI Home page

Now click on the Apply Online button available on the right hand side of the home page. You will be taken to a new page. Scroll down to find the Application Form which you can fill up online. Or you can also download the Application Form in pdf format from the Download Application Form button on the right hand side of the page, fill it up manually and send it by post along with Fees.

yoga certification application form

I will suggest you to fill up the Application Form online itself.  Once done, now click on the YP Scheme link available on the link bar of the page and download the various scheme details for your knowledge. Similarly also download the Syllabus from the Syllabus link for your studies. Visit rest of the pages to gain an understanding for the entire Schemes.

QCI Yoga Instructor Syllabus

QCI Scheme document page

You have successfully completed the first step towards QCI Certification process. Now buy the above Guide Book and start studying and start practicing every day till you are called for the exam which can be any time in near future. So don’t waste time and start gearing up for the examination. ALL THE BEST.