Statement of Purpose
Special Note to NCGR members and others who wish to take one of the proficiency exams for certification (Levels I, II, III, or IV): All prior NCGR exams are now administered (as of March 31, 2009) through NCGR-PAA. Membership in NCGR will entitle test takers to a test fee discount.
The Study Guide provides the areas of study necessary to complete each examination; each level becomes increasingly more detailed as the student progresses. Astronomy for astrologers is studied on levels I and II. Ethical concerns in astrological practice are addressed throughout the program. Students are encouraged to engage in additional studies in counseling skills and other fields related to their intended focus in one or more of the following areas, or "majors": consulting, technical research, general studies, and instruction, each with its own specific requirements.
Students who have passed the requirements of Level IV, in any one of the four "majors," and have agreed to uphold NCGR-PAA's ethical standards of practice, are entitled to use the letters C.A., (for Certified Astrologer), NCGR-PAA (for National Council for Geocosmic Research-Professional Astrologers Alliance), after their name on publications and promotional items. All such Certified Astrologers are also eligible to join the Association of Professional Astrologers International (APAI). For information on APAI, go to professionalastrologers.co.uk
Those who have successfully passed the Level III examination can apply for college credits at Kepler College, the only college in the Western Hemisphere that is authorized to offer bachelor's and master's degrees in astrological studies.
Your Path to Certification
Our newly updated Study Guide for 2015 encompasses all four levels of NCGR-PAA's Certification Program. It includes new material on traditional, Hellenic, Vedic, Chinese and Mesoamerican schools of astrology.