CMI training is divided into 3 Levels with apprenticeship and supervision opportunities to support trainees between levels. The first two levels would typically take 12 months. Upon completion of Level 2, Certificates of Competence in delivering 8-week programmes are issued to suitably trained graduates. Level 3 consolidates prior training, deepening personal practice and imparting skills for enhanced facilitation and delivery of mindfulness. Importantly, Level 3 amplifies the underpinnings of the entire curriculum revealing its inter-faceted, holographic nature. This equips the mindfulness teacher to appreciate the learning opportunities present in every moment of delivery.
The training levels are carefully designed to convey practical experience and knowledge of the formal mindfulness practices as well as the subtleties of informal practice, facilitation and inquiry.