It takes hundreds of hours of study and years of practice to perfect the multitude of diagnostic techniques that have been developed in Applied kinesiology. In fact, any Applied kinesiologist practitioner will tell you that he or she is constantly refining and developing manual muscle testing skills and the interpretation of the test result.
At first glance, muscle testing appears easy, fascinating and impressive. Yet, the ability to test muscles requires specific techniques, sensitivity and objectivity. Once the muscle testing skill has been developed, it becomes necessary to interpret the outcome of the test, in conjunction with other means of healthcare evaluation. Interpreting the results requires the years of training that qualifies one as a licensed physician. Therefore, applied kinesiology is only taught to persons licensed to diagnose in the health care field.
An Applied kinesiologist must take a basic course that takes over 100 hours of classroom study and practice to complete. A basic proficiency exam in AK must be passed at the end of the course. A diplomate, through further education, represents the highest level of training and certification in AK.