• The Association of Professional Astrologers International

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  • Astrological Schools

     

    We would strongly advise any astrologer who wishes to practise as a professional to obtain a recognised qualification. 

    There are many astrological schools and, with the rise of the Internet, more and more courses are being offered, especially on-line. Unfortunately, not all of these courses are 'genuine', and in any case, the newer ones have not had time to establish themselves. This means that even if you do gain a qualification we may NOT be able to automatically offer you membership. Also note that, because of the time that it takes to evaluate the course content and the standard of teaching, we are unable to comment on the suitability - or otherwise - of courses that are 'unknown' to us. 

    Our current list of recommended Schools/Examining Bodies is as follows:  

    Faculty of Astrological Studies

    Mayo School of Astrology

    Astrological Psychology Association

    The Qualifying Horary Practitioner (QHP)

    Centre for Psychological Astrology

    White Eagle School of Astrology

    Astrological Guild of Educators

    National Council for GeoCosmic Research, Inc

    Federation of Australian Astrologers

    AstroSynthesis

    London School of Astrology

    astrologycollege.com

    STA - School of Traditional Horary Astrology

    DTA - Sue Ward

    ASA-AstroArt School of Astrology

    TAD - Traditional Astrology course - Sharon Knight

    MISPA - Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology

     

    Please see these web sites for up-to-date information on the available courses.

    For further details on how to join the APAI please see our guidelines.

     

    To Course Providers: If your course or school is not listed above, please see below for accreditation criteria ....

    APPLICATION for ACCREDITATION

    by

    THE ASSOCIATION of PROFESSIONAL ASTROLOGERS INTERNATIONAL

    PLEASE NOTE: The Association of Professional Astrologers International only evaluates organisations (schools or examining bodies) and DOES NOT evaluate individuals.

    School / Examining Body Details

    1)   NAME OF ORGANISATION APPLYING FOR ACCREDITATION

    2)   ADDRESS OF THE ORGANISATION (including postal address, phone, email and website)

    3)   NAME OF THE PRINCIPAL/PRESIDENT/CHIEF EXECUTIVE.

    (If another member of the organisation is applying then please also give their name and position within the organisation)

    4)   PLEASE STATE IF THE ORGANISATION IS a) A SCHOOL or b) An EXAMINING BODY

    5)   IN WHICH YEAR WAS THE ORGANISATION FOUNDED?

    6)   WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO THE TUTORS HOLD (Schools only)

    7)   IN WHICH YEAR WAS THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION IN ASTROLOGY AWARDED?

    8)   HOW MANY SUCH QUALIFICATIONS HAVE BEEN AWARDED?

    9)   HOW MANY HOLDERS OF THE QUALIFICATION ARE THERE AT PRESENT?

    (An approximate figure will be acceptable)

    10) HOW IS THE QUALIFICATION RECOGNISED? (Letters which the holders put after their names)

    Diploma Course Details

    11) HOW IS THE QUALIFICATION AWARDED? (By examination, continual assessment, etc.)

    12) HOW MANY EXAMINATION PAPERS/ASSESSMENT EXERCISES etc. CONSTITUTE THE QUALIFICATION?

    13) HOW LONG (on average) DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE COURSE TO QUALIFICATION STANDARD? (Schools only)

    14) WHAT REQUIREMENTS ARE THERE FOR PREVIOUS BASIC QUALIFICATIONS TO BE ACHIEVED BEFORE IT IS POSSIBLE TO APPLY TO TAKE THE PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION EXAMINATION?

    Foundation Certificate: -

     

    Other: -

     

    History of Astrology

     

     

    Astronomy for Astrologers

     

     

    Chart Calculations

     

     

    Basic Interpretation Techniques

     

     

    Planetary Cycles

     

     

     

    15) DO HOLDERS OF THE QUALIFICATION SIGN A CODE OF ETHICS?

    (These should cover a sound understanding of major ethical issues of: -

    Confidentiality, Issues surrounding medical diagnosis, financial affairs and legal issues, Empowering the client, Support and Supervision.)

    Please provide a copy of the Code of Ethics

    16) WHAT AREA OF ASTROLOGY DOES THE SCHOOL TEACH? (Tick or describe areas that are included)

    Modern / Psychological

     

    Other:

     

    Traditional

     

     

    Horary

     

     

    Electional

     

     

    Mundane

     

     

    Medical

     

     

    Financial

     

     

    Business

     

     

    Chinese

     

     

    Vedic

     

     

     

    17) ARE ALL/SOME OF THE AREAS WITHIN ASTROLOGY LISTED BELOW EXAMINED UPON/TESTED BY ASSESSMENT?

    PLEASE NOTE: The APAI requires, as a minimum, the following subjects to be included: -

    (Tick/describe the areas that are included and note if they are tested by examination or by assessment or both)

    Assessment

    Examination

    Chart Calculations

    The APAI feel it is preferable that any Diploma course should ensure their students understand how to draw up a chart without the use of a computer, but it is not mandatory.

     

     

    Advanced Interpretation

     

     

    Forecasting - Calculation and Interpretation of : -

     

     

     

    Progressions

     

     

     

    Directions

     

     

     

    Transits

     

     

     

    Planetary Returns

     

     

     

    Midpoints

     

     

     

    Harmonics

     

     

    Synastry

     

     

    Ethics

     

     

    Other: -

     

     

     

     

    PLEASE INCLUDE RECENT SAMPLES OF THE EXAMINATION PAPERS/ASSESSMENT EXERCISES REQUIRED TO BE PASSED AND GIVE THE PASS MARK AND DETAILS OF THE MARKING SYSTEM.

    For Applications and further information, contact: -

    Sharon Knight MA. QHP.

    Chair APAI

    Email:astrologersharon@aol.com

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