The Iokai Shiatsu Professional Training Programme is affiliated to the Federation of training programmes in Natural Healing Therapies (Federatie van Opleidingen in de Natuurlijke Geneeswijzen, FONG). The FONG awards quality marks to training programmes in the field of natural healing therapy. The four-year HBO-level Iokai Shiatsu Professional Training Programme has been approved by the FONG.
The educational level of the Iokai Shiatsu Professional Training Programme is comparable to that of regular higher professional education (HBO) programmes. In comparison to other Shiatsu training programmes, this means that there are relatively many classes and that students are expected to spend quite some time on home study.