We acknowledge and appreciate the fact that many Reiki masters have had quality Reiki training prior to becoming a member. The requirement to take these same classes from an ICRT Licensed Teacher in order to qualify as a Professional Member of the RMA doesn't mean that we do not consider you to be professional Reiki teacher if you haven't met this qualification. The title of Professional Member of the RMA has a special meaning and special requirements. The requirement to review these classes with one of our Licensed teachers is to insure that you know the ICRT method of teaching; this is important as you'll be using our manuals which include some techniques and exercises not taught by other lineages or schools of Reiki. It is also important so that you understanding our Reiki philosophy. In addition, experience has proven that taking the classes again from another teacher adds to the depth of ones understanding and improves one’s skill and ability as a teacher. This assures that our Professional Members are well trained and because of this it will uphold our reputation as an association of highly skilled Reiki practitioners and teachers.