Statement of Purpose

The mission of the NCGR-Professional Astrologers' Alliance is to serve as a trade association to promote the common interests of astrologers and to improve the status of the profession of astrology primarily through the implementation of a certification program, the promotion of high ethical standards in the practice of astrology, as well as any other matters relevant to the professional astrologer.


History of the NCGR-Professional Astrologers Alliance

As a result of a desire to better serve the needs of its members, the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR) developed a four level certification program and Professional Empowerment Program. As a 501(c) (3), NCGR found it was limited in what it could do to promote astrology as a profession and to promote the interests of its members.  In 2007, the NCGR began taking steps to create the NCGR-Professional Astrologers’ Alliance (NCGR-PAA), a 501(c) (6) trade association so that it could  continue with pursuits that emphasized the business and professional side of astrological practice.  

By setting up a trade association separate and apart from NCGR, PAA would be able to continue administering the certification exams, the Professional Empowerment Program, and other activities which support astrology practitioners without endangering the tax-exempt status of NCGR and its mission to promote astrological inquiry, research, and public awareness. In order to get assistance with chartering a trade association, NCGR contacted a firm in Massachusetts (where NCGR is incorporated) that specializes in non-profit law.

The trade association was incorporated in Boston on May 5, 2008, at 11:57 a.m., with the name "NCGR-Professional Astrologers' Alliance."   The Incorporation Chart may be viewed here.