Practical information about dry needling courses organized by Uplands Physio Clinic ©


Please note: course levels 1 and 2, including final exams, have to be completed before one can start using dry needling on patients.

To apply, please go to the application page after reading the conditions for participation via this link


Once you have completed the registration, you will receive a confirmation email with information and details for payment.

Your placement will be secured upon receipt of payment and the precourse materials will be emailed to you.


$ 1,500 for the 3-days course level 1 plus GST. 

$ 1,500 for the 3-days course level 2 plus GST.

$ 800 for the 2-days course level 3 plus GST.

Course materials:

You will receive the Trail Guide to the Body book after registration for course level 1 - this book will be used in all 3 levels.

You will receive a course manual and a trigger point poster at each course.

Total number of hours per course level:

Level 1 course: total of 54 hours; consisting of precourse materials (25), in person theory (12) and supervised practical (17).

Level 2 course: total of 54 hours; consisting of precourse materials (25), in person theory (8) and supervised practical (21).

Level 3 course: for registrants that are listed on the CPTBC's dry needling roster

                          : total of 26 hours; consisting of precourse materials (10), in person theory (8) and supervised practical (8).

Study hours for precourse materials:

Please see above: you will receive precourse materials such as power point videos, articles and anatomy/referred pain links. 


Participants must pass theoretical and practical exams per course level and demonstrate safety and competency in order to receive a certificate of completion. If you do not pass either test, you will be required to re-take and re-test all materials. Passing the exams of course level 1 and level 2 lead to a full and complete dry needling certificate. Afterwrads, you can apply with the CPTBC to be placed on the dry needling roster.


Course attendees should come prepared to participate as both a therapist and ‘patient’. All participants are expected to participate in the hands-on parts of the courses. Female participants who are pregnant, or are trying to become pregnant, should consider registering for another course (post-partum) because pregnancy is contra-indicated for dry needling. 


If you need to cancel your course enrollment, please contact as soon as possible. If you cancel up until 4 weeks before the course, there will be a 20% administrative fee. If you cancel within 4 weeks of the course date, we are not able to provide a refund of any kind. For an administrative fee, however, we will allow you to transfer your registration to another course that starts within 6 months of the original course date for which you registered. One such transfer is allowed at this rate; all others result in a 50% fee.


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