Information on Memberships for Educational Centers and Making Agreements

Educational Memberships, Certifications and Agreements with AWBIS®-ASFI®

Agreements with Establishments and Educational Centers

We know, (perhaps better than many) that today, establishing Interinstitutional Agreements is of great importance, since it brings great strength, validity, and security to Educational Centers, having the support in their education, of an international Organization and for Acupuncturists Without Borders International Society AWBIS®-ASFI®, it translates into New Worldwide Links and New Prospects to Members, and Positions, Uniting Without Borders, to all the world.

Board Meeting Results in 2019

Since the last meeting of the Unified Directors Board, in Canada, each of the existing Agreements was reformed. Each one of the Current Agreements was Verified, in December 2019. All without exception were invalid and require a “Renewal” establishing the New and Improved Guidelines, (since many of them were used improperly). It is described in the Minutes Signed by the Board that from 2020, the Renewals and New Agreements will be drawn up by our International Legal Area, and verified by an external Law Firm, with our staff present; so that the New Agreements (any of them) are for the Benefit of both parties, and not only of the one who obtains it.

New and Improved Agreements with Future Projection

There is a great variety of “Agreements” which must be developed jointly between the interested parties.
Schools, Centers, Institutions with Status of, Unofficial Education, are also eligible for Agreements in which, AWBIS®-ASFI®, can grant and issue its seal of Sponsorship or Endorsement and Certificates (apart from that granted by the entity) for which we ask those Responsible for these Entities to Contact Us. To create and promote in the first instance, knowing each other and evaluating if their level is, in the same as the Organization. Also, if it is Possible or Necessary to grant it Endorsement or Sponsorship.

If your Center allows: AWBIS®-ASFI® and their Professional Educational Committee, value the study programs and their Subjects, such as content, including graphics, audiovisuals, presentations, teaching scheme and what they use for teaching, Acupuncturists Without Borders International Society, can grant a Document, and a Seal to be included in your study material as “Program Endorsed/Sponsored by AWBIS®-ASFI® International.

How to Start the Process for the Agreements?

The Procedures to Celebrate an Agreement, has no cost for the Establishment. (for: AWBIS®-ASFI® yes), for which, in return we only ask that the Counterpart contribute something to the Organization. (not necessarily economic, could be Members, Supplies or other needs).

The “Official Schools”, in their country of origin, are “Eligible for Binding Agreements”, which are “Agreements with Mutual Obligations”, and are always for the benefit of the Educational Center and also for the Organization, and its Educational Area.

Every effort will be made to achieve a Personal Interview, between Directors of: AWBIS®-ASFI®, or where appropriate, ASFLAT® and ASFWHO® and those responsible for the Educational Center. In this way, we can promote the Legal Agreements that are indicated in the Agreement and Inter-institutional Cooperation Document, with its scope, magnitude and clear objectives to be achieved.

What kind of Agreements can be made with ASFLAT®-AWBIS®-ASFI®?

There are Currently Several Types of Agreements and only some could indicate:Endorsement“, “Sponsorship“, “Affiliation“, “Validation“, “Bonding” or “Representation“.

If it is not specified in the text of the Document, or in an “Annex at the end of the same”, with the Numbers of each Act and the corresponding Registers and Agreement Numbers, it will not be indicative of Endorsement, Sponsorship, Bonding or any Representation.

The Agreements Available in AWBIS®-ASFI® are:

All Agreements, here Announced, can be made by: AWBIS®-ASFI®-ASFLAT® or ASFWHO® who, with their legal areas, make them. For synthesis, here we will only say “Organization”

1). Agreement of Basic Cooperation with the Organization. (standard / simple). Request Standard Agreements 2019
2). Agreement of International Cooperation with the Organization. (with obligations) Request Standard Agreements 2019
3). Agreement Specific or Special with the Organization. (Special or Specific). Request Standard Agreements 2019
4). Agreement of Coworking with the Organization. (with obligations). Request Standard Agreements 2019
5). Agreement of International Cooperation and Bonding with the Organization. Request Standard Agreements 2019
6). Agreement of Special International Cooperation with the Organization. Request Standard Agreements 2019
7). Agreement Special with Bonding and Representation of the Organization. Request Standard Agreements 2019
8). Agreement for Brand Promotion with Sponsorship for the Organization. Request Standard Agreements 2019

Do you want to learn more about Agreements with the Organization?

If you are interested in knowing the Complete Agreements, that you could formalize with Acupuncturists Without Borders International Society AWBIS®-ASFI®-ASFLAT® or ASFWHO®

We have “The Norm and Legal Guideline, of Agreements, their Scope, the Benefits and Mutual Obligations”.

It is available to be sent to “Members Only” and you can request it from the form below.

(You must indicate your Member Number). We will send you the New Standard and Guidelines on Agreements as soon as possible. When you indicate to us, if you wish to enter into an Agreement, or Renew the current one to be replaced by one of the new ones, (since they have lost their validity), we will send you, the Corresponding Forms, and Requests, to the one of your interest, or the of Renovation. Only the basics about Agreements are covered here.

If you are a Member, and you are interested in Renewing your Current Agreement (which is no longer valid), or you want with ASFLAT® or AWBIS®-ASFI®, please, Request the 2019 Guidelines, from the form.

2019 Regulatory Manual Request Form for Agreements with ASFLAT®-AWBIS®-ASFI® (Members Only)

Agreements between Educational Centers and ASFLATI®-AWBIS®

Agreements with Educational Centers & AWBIS®? Yes, there are several.

National or International Agreements with Educational Centers are closely related to: their Capacity, Subjects and Number of Careers (related to ASFLAT® or AWBIS®-ASFI® International). In Special Agreements, the validity that it has in your Country will influence. Agreements with Small Educational Centers, or those that are currently not “Official or Non-Regulated” Education, are equally viable for the execution of Agreements, as those Educational Centers that have “Official” validity. The type of Agreement will change, depending on what is named.

It should be borne in mind that the Organization’s Guidelines and Regulations only admit an Agreement with the “Primary Entity” that will not be valid in its Subsidiaries, which it may have.

If the Educational Center wanted to “Extend” the Agreement to its Subsidiaries; an Agreement must be drawn up for each of its Subsidiaries. It is not allowed by the Guidelines and Regulations, the extension of an Agreement on its subsidiaries, of the same Educational Center, or Lend, Assign it to other Centers. (This action legally annuls the Agreement, making it invalid).

1. Agreements with: Small Educational Centers

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We sign agreements with Educational Centers, which do not exceed 1 to 2 useful classrooms. (In a single space).

Requirements: They must teach, at a minimum: A Career or Diploma of 2 to 4 years duration. (Not in the form of Courses or Workshops). Teaching can be: annual, semester, quarterly, and be related to the educational objectives of ASFLAT® and AWBIS®-ASFI® International, in the areas of Traditional Oriental Medicine – Acupuncture and its variants. Naturopathy and its variants, Homeopathy and its variants.

All study programs in Traditional Oriental Medicine – Acupuncture, and Naturopathic Medicine, will Require Verification by the Corresponding ASFLAT® and AWBIS®-ASFI® area. (The verification is to corroborate if the career is standardized), for which ASFLAT® and AWBIS®-ASFI®, may grant you the “Seal of Educational Material Endorsed/Sponsored¹ by ASFLAT®, AWBIS®-ASFI®” so that it can be embedded footer of all study material. (¹The Sponsorship or Endorsement will correspond to the quality of the educational material and its sources).

Studies must be taught regularly. Depending on the type of Agreement chosen, they may include Endorsements, Sponsorships, Validation, Educational Exchange or Certifications, among others that could be legally agreed.

ASFLAT® and AWBIS®-ASFI® will only Endorse, Sponsor, Register or give visibility to the Entity, in Superior Studies of TCM/OM, Acupuncture in all variants and types. NAHSFI® and AMASFI® can only Endorse, Sponsor, Register, give visibility to the entity, in the Studies of Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Massotherapy and Physical Manipulation Techniques.

No Agreement or Contract will have a Realization Cost², this will be paid in full by: ASFLAT® and AWBIS®-ASFI®. When the benefit of both parties. If the counterpart, requires shipping the original on paper, instead of the digitized original, with digital signatures (Digital Signature Chain). ²The Cost of Shipping originals must be covered in its entirety by the Educational Center. If you do not have problems with it: The Original will be sent to you with your Digital Chain and Signatures, with the printing instructions.

The Certificate and Legal Document (Agreement or Contract) for those who are interested in “Corroborating that there is indeed a Document”; An extract and number of the document can be verified on the web, in the area that correspond to ASFLAT® or AWBIS®ASFI®, or with which the Document has been signed, and in which the scope and objective will be described of the same.

ASFLAT® and AWBIS®-ASFI® will not Promote, Endorse, Sponsor, Register or create any type of Binding or Agreement with Educational Centers: that teach Traditional Medicine, such as Acupuncture 100% online. (If allowed as Support Material), ASFLAT® and AWBIS®-ASFI® do not endorse online teaching, TCM/OM, or Acupuncture, in any of its variants.

2. Agreements with: Medium Educational Centers

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We sign Agreements with Educational Centers that exceed, or have more than 3 to 4 useful classrooms, (In a single space).

Requirements: They must teach at least three Careers, Diplomas or Bachelor’s degrees of 3 to 5 years duration. (no courses or workshops). Teaching can be: annual, semester, quarterly and be related to the educational objectives of ASFLAT® and ASFI®-AWBIS® International, in the areas of Traditional Oriental Medicine – Acupuncture and its variants. Naturopathy and its variants, Homeopathy and its variants.

All study programs in Traditional Oriental Medicine – Acupuncture, and Naturopathic Medicine¹, will require verification by the corresponding ASFLAT® and AWBIS®-ASFI® area. (¹The Verification is to Corroborate if the Studies are Standardized), for which ASFLAT® and ASFI®-AWBIS®, may grant you the “Seal of Educational Material Endorsed/Sponsored² by ASFLAT®, and AWBIS®-ASFI®” so that it can be embedded footer of all study material. (²The Sponsorship or Endorsement will correspond to the quality of the educational material and its sources).

Due to the type of Educational Center, the possibilities of making various Agreements, Binding or Contracts or Cooperation and Exchange Agreements, is greater. Depending on the type of Agreement chosen, they may be: “Endorsement”, “Sponsorship”, “Homologation”, “Affiliation”, “Validation”, “Bonding” or “Representation”.

ASFLAT® and AWBIS®-ASFI® will only Endorse, Sponsor, Register or give visibility to the Entity, in Superior Studies of TCM/OM, Acupuncture in all variants and types. NAHSFI® and AMASFI® can only Endorse, Sponsor, Register, give visibility to the entity, in the Studies of Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Massotherapy and Physical Manipulation Techniques.

No Agreement or Contract will have a Realization Cost³, this will be paid in full by: ASFLAT® and AWBIS®-ASFI®. When the benefit of both parties. If the counterpart, requires shipping the original on paper, instead of the digitized original, with digital signatures (Digital Signature Chain). ³The Cost of  Shipping in Originals must be Covered in its Entirety by the Educational Center. If you do not have problems with it: The Original will be sent to you with your Digital Chain and Signatures, with the printing instructions.

The Certificate and Legal Document (Agreement or Contract) for those who are interested in “Corroborating that there is indeed a Document”; An extract and number of the document can be verified on the web, in the area that correspond to ASFLAT® or AWBIS®-ASFI®, or with which the Document has been signed, and in which the scope and objective will be described of the same.

ASFLAT® and AWBIS®-ASFI® will not Promote, Endorse, Sponsor, Register or create any type of Binding or Agreement with Educational Centers: that teach Traditional Medicine, such as Acupuncture 100% online. (If allowed as Support Material), ASFLAT® and AWBIS®-ASFI® do not endorse online teaching, TCM/OM, or Acupuncture, in any of its variants.

3. Agreements with: Large Centers or Universities

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The Educational Agreements or Contracts that we sign with this type of Schools and Universities are Special Binding Agreements. Which must exceed more than 5 useful classrooms (within the same space). These Agreements, provided that it is of Official or Regulated Education, the Agreement will be Specific, for Traditional and/or Orthodox Medicines with Specialties in Acupuncture and TCM/OM.

Teaching can be: Annual, Semester, Quarterly, and be related to the Educational objectives Registered in 2018 by ASFLAT® and AWBIS®-ASFI® International, in the Educational Secretariat, within the areas of Traditional Oriental Medicine – Acupuncture and its variants. Naturopathy and its variants, Homeopathy and its variants.

Therefore, We will Request the Study Program of the School or University, for Corroboration, of Standardized Contents, Authors, for the release of the Seal of “Educational Quality of ASFLAT® and AWBIS®-ASFI®”.

No Agreement or Contract will have a Realization Cost¹, this will be paid in full by: ASFLAT® and AWBIS®-ASFI®. When the benefit of both parties. If the counterpart, Requires shipping the Original on paper, instead of the digitized original, with digital signatures (Digital Signature Chain). ¹The Cost of Shipping in Originals must be Covered in its Entirety by the Educational Center. If you do not have problems with it: The Original will be sent to you with your digital chain and signatures, with the printing instructions.

The Certificate and Legal Document (Agreement or Contract) for those who are interested in “Corroborating that there is indeed a Document”; An extract and number of the document can be verified on the web, in the area that correspond to ASFLAT® or ASFI®, AWBIS®, or with which the Document has been signed, and in which the scope and objective will be described of the same.

Being Schools or Universities with large space, they must exceed 5 useful classrooms, or areas designated by some Universities for these purposes. They must be Universities with an area, for these studies, or be Specific to Teaching of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture-Moxibustion, Diplomas, Higher Technician, or Bachelor’s Degree, Doctorates in: “Acupuncture, Naturopathy and Homeopathy”.

Due to the type of Educational Center, the possibilities of making various Agreements, Binding or Contracts or Cooperation and Exchange Agreements, is greater. Depending on the type of Agreement chosen, they may be: “Endorsement”, “Sponsorship”, “Homologation”, “Affiliation”, “Validation”, “Bonding” or “Representation”, Educational Exchange and Certifications, among others that could be legally agreed.

ASFLAT® and AWBIS®-ASFI® will not Promote, Endorse, Sponsor, Register or create any type of Binding or Agreement with Educational Centers: that teach Traditional Medicine, such as Acupuncture 100% online. (If allowed as Support Material), ASFLAT® and AWBIS®-ASFI® do not endorse online teaching, TCM/OM, or Acupuncture, in any of its variants.

NOTE: The Organization, with this type of Entities, only promotes Special Binding Agreements, Exchanges and Mutual Validation. Contact us for more information.

What are the Benefits of Doing
an Agreement with AWBIS®-ASFI®?

The benefits that are obtained through the signing of Agreements are many, but we name a few: The process is free, for the Educational Center, we promote the exchange of banners, Legal Documents are given, Authorization Document for the use of Logo, Slogan, Acronyms, Official Acronyms, the New Stamps of 2020, to place in Titles, Diplomas or Certificates, the Digital stamps for your website, which can indicate “Endorsement”, “Sponsorship”, “Affiliation”, “Validation”, “Bonding”, or “Representation”. It will be on our list in “Institutions with an international agreement with AWBIS®-ASFI®“, which generates fluid traffic between both parties. (What, to your Educational Center, Benefits you with Students and us with Prospects to Members).

Plus, the addition that: everything that the Legal Department, and the Law Firm (external) to AWBIS®-ASFI® will do and prepare within the Document. The same that entails: Reviews, Advice on Legal Clauses, Verifications, that the Educational Center is in the Address that it provided us, the Preparation of the Documents, the Approval of the same, the modifications that are necessary, until the signature is achieved.

All the “Bureaucracy” has a cost, but not for you or your Entity¹. Keep in mind that the entire process will take at least 15 to 30 business days. But the positive is that at the end of the New Agreement or the Renewal we will have both parties, a Document correctly made with Responsibility and Legality.

¹The Cost that your Educational Center would have is: if you prefer the complete Documents to be sent by Post mail. The shipping cost will be covered by the Educational Center. If there is no problem, they will be sent in .pdf format, and it will be sent with their Corresponding Digital Signatures, (Legal in the Country of Issuance), which can be sent from Mexico, the United States or Canada (for the Americas), along with the printing instructions. (Digital Documents in North America, Eastern Europe, Asia and Oceania are Legal as long as they carry the “Digital Signature String” provided only by Attorneys and Notaries).

Outlined Requirements for: Educational Agreements or Trademark Contracts

Times and process of an Agreement between an Entity and ASFLAT®-ASFI®

It must be requested through the form that was assigned above, for this purpose. We receive the Request in the Legal Department and the 2019 Regulations Manual on Agreements is sent to you. It must be requested by: Registered Members whatever, Owners. If it is in partnership, the Responsible Parties with Power of Attorney will request it to sign legal documents. The Applicant, on behalf of an Educational Center, must be a Member of AWBIS®-ASFI®, or one of its areas without fail. (or Affiliate first, then request the inclusion of the Educational Establishment). In the Regulatory Manual and Guidelines on Agreements, you will find each of the documents necessary to start the process.

After reading and choosing the Agreement, and having sent the required documents, the process begins. The parties agree to the intention to make an Agreement, with the characteristics contained in the Normative Manual. This will include the object of the Agreement, mutual obligations, (if they exist) Cooperation in two ways. If they include, or not include: “Endorsements”, “Sponsorships”, “Affiliations”, “Validations”, “Bonding”, “Representation”, “Homologation”, “Double Certification” “Issuance and  Certificates of AWBIS®-ASFI® Educational Area” (with cost, or by Agreement), etc. Everything said will be reflected in a Cooperation Document, Standa rd, Special, Binding, Specific, etc. Procedure carried out by the Legal Department, together with an External Law Firm.

Formatted Agreement Documents are send for Reading, Acceptance, or Modification. Once the Agreement or Contract is built, depending on its type, is send to the Educational Center for review. for then, with the data of each signing party. The Educational Center must observe that nothing is “missing” and that what is written is absolutely understood. If something is missing or is not correct, I will place it in observations, for review, and if appropriate in the following steps, make the modifications that are indicated.

AWBIS®-ASFI®, will wait, that you will conclude your reading, comments and observations. At this point, they will be pending for doubts, or proposals that they wish to add to the document, (if possible, it will be done, if not possible, the other party will be informed) the Educational Center will send the document with the observations it considers (if necessary). The Legal Department, and the Lawyers of the Law Firm, will evaluate whether or not it proceeds, and the other party is informed.

The Legal Department and the Law Firm will make the adjustments, if necessary. At this point, only one Article of the Document will be adapted (it is time to add or remove), after this time, no modifications can be made. The adjustments will be made if necessary, in what is described in the Agreement that are “Minor Changes”, as corrections so that there are no words that, written, could lead to confusion, or indicate any “Thing” different from what is described.

It is sent, once again, for Approval of the selected Agreement. on this occasion, the Agreement with a final, clean format, the corresponding Records are added, the definitive Numbering and Homoclave is assigned, and it is sent again so that: 1) it is read in its entirety and if it is correct, return it Signed, with Approval for its Constitution, ready to enter “Validity”.

Once the Agreement is approved, the Law Firm and the Legal Department carry out the corresponding Act. They give it the definitive format and establish it in the Books of Acts of Constitution of Agreements and Contracts of the Organization, and in the Act of the Corresponding Notary Registry.

Once the Agreement or Contract chosen has been signed, by both parties in original, the signatures of the witnesses are added, the document is prepared in a file, which is sent to the Legal Department of AWBIS®-ASFI® or ASFWHO®.

It takes effect after signing, on the date stamped on the Document. It is signed by the Lawyers or Notaries, it is legalized in the Organization, the document is finally sent, with signatures and stamps on each page of it, and the Agreement or Contract is constituted from the date indicated in the document. Renewals will be renewed 30 days before the date that appears as expiration. During the life of the Agreement or Contract, no modification can be made to the original text. But minor modifications may be made, by any of the following ways, a Notarial Act, or by an Annex, signed by both parties.

The Law firm that since 2019, by Resolution UDB-3208-CA, is outsourced for the review of Legal Documents to: Æ Abogados-Lawyers, with correspondents in Mexico, the United States and Canada, in order that they are correctly drafted, in international legal terms, and for the benefit of both parties.

Educative Centers Verified by ASFLAT® and AWBIS®-ASFI®? No, only FEDASF®-IFAWBAS® Verify

No, AWBIS®-ASFI® does not carry out the Verifications of Educational Centers (Yes, of validations of study material and Agreements) for “The Verifications is the task of the International Federation of Acupuncturists Without Borders and Acupuncture Societies, FEDASF® International (for Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese languages) and IFAWBAS® International (in English) From the button below you can go to the FEDASF® International website (it will leave this site, in a new tab).

Any doubt, suggestion, question that you may have about the Agreements with Educational Centers, Contact us, and we will contact you as soon as possible. Your questions will be answered, as clearly as possible. Thank you very much and we hope to count you as another “Educational Member” of ASFI®-AWBIS® International, Member of Acupuntores Sin Fronteras Internacionales ASFI® and of Acupuncturists Without Borders International Society AWBIS®.

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