become an instructor

become an instructor

Steps to Becoming an Instructor

Steps to Becoming an Instructor

Certified Infant Massage Instructors (C.I.M.I’s) are individuals that have attended the IAIM Instructor Training Course with a certified IAIM International Trainer and have successfully completed the certification process.  Currently IAIM has trained over 100,000 Instructors  around the world and this number is rapidly increasing.

To become a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, you need to:

  • Attend the 4 day (5 day if translated) practical training led by an IAIM International Trainer
  • Complete the take-home open-book assignment and the required reading 
  • Successfully complete a hands-on practicum: teaching 5 families to massage their babies 

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All Instructors around the world must respect IAIM policies in order to stay a Certified Infant Massage Instructor and member of their IAIM Chapter.

The IAIM Manual

The IAIM Manual

The IAIM Manual for Infant Massage Instructors, known as the IAIM Manual, represents a collaborative effort between Vimala McClure, the visionary founder of the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM), and the IAIM Circle of Trainers.

It is a compilation of their collective wisdom and extensive expertise as devoted Infant Massage Instructors and is a comprehensive publication that contains all of the important concepts taught in the four day Instructor Certification Program delivered by our International Trainers.

 The IAIM Manual offers  in-depth information on our core curriculum points, such as Benefits, Bonding and Attachment, Infant Cues, Reflexes and Behavioral States, Special Situation and Teaching and Facilitation Skills, and includes many excerpts by our founder, Vimala McClure on why and how this program was designed. 

It also covers many practical components of designing and teaching a parents class as well as the handouts for parents.  

The Instructor Manual is an integral part of our Instructor Certification Training and is not available for the general public and can only be used by Certified Infant Massage Instructors to support their work as IAIM Instructor.

IAIM is the exclusive owner of the intellectual property on this publication and is subject to copyright protection laws.


“The training exceeded my expectations in terms of quality in the teaching, content and course materials. Even though it was nerve-racking, it was amazing working as a team to teach real parents and babies and supporting each other through it. You shared your knowledge with great passion.”
Senior Neo-natal Nurse
“It has been 4 inspiring and instructive days. I met wonderful people and together we went deep into the world of IAIM. I am very looking forward to work as an Infant massage Instructor. A warmhearted thank you to all the wonderful women and especially to our Trainer”

Daycare Worker
“Being able to inform parents about the importance of touch and the benefits of baby massage has been professionally valuable to me”

Perinatal Nurse