Raindrop Technique Specialist & Other Designations

The Natural Therapies Certification Board (NTCB) is affiliated with The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education, Inc. (CARE) - a non-secular educational organization dedicated to assembling research and disseminating information on the healing properties and therapeutic applications of essential oils.

The focus of the program is to teach Raindrop Technique and associated skills, as originated and taught by D. Gary Young. This is accomplished through a series of courses that anyone can take. These include the Healing Oils of the Bible, Applied Vitaflex, Raindrop Technique, Emotional Release, Essential Oil Science and Chemistry, Basic Principles of Aromatherapy as well as Hands-on Practice and other Healing Skills.

CARE's complete Certification Program consists of 23 requirements (164 hours of training and testing) at which point one is eligible to become a Board Certified Raindrop Specialist (BCRS) and Licensed Spiritual Healer (LSH). There is an intermediate level where one becomes eligible to become a Certified Raindrop Technique Specialist (CRTS) and LSH where one only needs to complete the first 11 requirements of the CARE Certification Program (72 hours). The scope of practice is greater for a BCRS than for a CRTS.

Full details of these designations are in the CCI Handbook, available from CARE by phone (800) 758-8629 or via internet in the Resource section of this website.

Once the first 11 requirements (72 hrs) are fulfilled, you are eligible to become both a Certified Raindrop Technique Specialist (CRTS) and a Licensed Spiritual Healer (LSH). Once you have completed all 23 requirements of the CARE Program you are eligible to become both a Board Certified Raindrop Specialist (BCRS) and Licensed Spiritual Healer (LSH).

The Raindrop Technique is a spiritual healing tool endorsed by the Spiritual Healers Licensing Board (ACHLB) and other spiritual healer licensing boards. Licensed spiritual healers may legally pratice in all 50 states and 10 Canadian provnces. ACDHLB, and all the other boards accrediting by the Federation of Spiritual Healer Licensing Boards (FSHLB), requires CRTS or BCRS certification if you intend to use the Raindrop technique in your spiritual practice.

Descriptions of the two designations (CRTS and BCRS) are given below:


1. Participants who have satisfactorily completed the first 72 hours of the CARE Certification Program, which includes completion of the formal classes of a CARE Intensive (Reqs. 1-5, 25 hrs.), have completed the non-class practicums (Reqs. 6-10, 43 hrs.) and the Return Demonstration (Req. 11, 4 hrs.) have the option of applying for the Certified Raindrop Technique Specialist (CRTS) designation. The Scope of Training for the CRTS includes:

  • Applied Vitaflex . . . . . . 4 hours
  • Bible Oils . . . . . . . . . . . 2 hours
  • Raindrop I . . . . . . . . . . 4 hours
  • Raindrop II. . . . . . . . . . 4 hours
  • Chemistry I & II . . . . . . 6 hours
  • Emotional Release . . . . 5 hours

The Scope of Practice for the CRTS includes:

  • Practice of Applied Vitaflex
  • Practice of Raindrop Technique


2. Certified CARE Instructors (CCI) in good standing may apply for Board Certified Raindrop Specialist (BCRS) certification. Scope of Practice for the BCRS is as follows:

  • Practice and teaching of Raindrop Technique
  • Practice and teaching of Vitaflex Technique
  • Anointing and teaching of the oils of scripture
  • Teaching the chemistry and science of essential oils
  • Practice and teaching of emotional releasing with essential oils

To practice raindrop legally as a CRTS or BCRS without any other healthcare related license, you must also be a Licensed Spiritual Healer (LSH) under the auspices of the Alliance of Christian Healers Licensing Board (ACHLB). You may apply for being both a CRTS and LSH or BCRS and LSH on the same form, submitting the fee for both at the same time. Those holding certificates as a CRTS or BCRS and a license as an LSH may practice raindrop legally in all 50 states and all 10 provinces of Canada. You are also eligible for liability insurance. See the current CCI Handbook for complete details.

Those who teach or practice Raindrop and/or Vitaflex as a CRTS/LSH or BCRS/LSH must agree to use only Young Living essential oils as mentioned on the application form.

You may download an application through the links below or on the NTCB website.

CRTS and BCRS are each good for three years and renewal is contingent upon accumulating 60 CEUs (continuing education units). CRTS and BCRS certificates are issued immediately upon application. Upon application for LSH, you must complete either the "Healer Coach Course" at https://spiritualhealercoach.net or the Aromatherapy for Spiritual Healers Course" accessible through www.ntcbcertifications.org

These are taught via teleconference and are usually offered four times a year. Instructors for these classes will notify NTCB when you complete one of them. NTCB will then authorize the issuance of your LSH license, the fee for which you will have already submitted with your CRTS or BCRS application. LSH is reissued annually and you will be notified by ACHLB when due. Completing either of these two courses also suffices to fulfill the 60 hours continuing education for CRTS or BCRS.

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