The Professional Astrologers’ Alliance (PAA) oversees the highest standards for astrological certification. At this time the certification is primarily for Western tropical astrology, although exams do require some cursory knowledge of other systems such as Vedic and Ancient astrology. PAA does not teach classes. However, PAA supports and encourages education through its certified astrologers, and lists some of them below. PAA also has established equivalencies with two astrological schools that have comprehensive programs that prepare students for certifications: Kepler College and International Academy of Astrology. Education through these programs can establish equivalency through Level III.  Level IV parts A (rectification) and B (consulting or research) must be achieved through PAA.




NCGR Online Education Courses  from Meira Epstein - "Toward Mastery and Certification"


The courses are structured, and geared towards the NCGR-PAA Certification Program, but testing is not required. The classes follow the four-level NCGR-PAA curriculum and exams, and prepare you for final certification in consulting, research, or education. 

For those not seeking certification, these classes are an invaluable opportunity to expand and improve the knowledge base, all the way from beginner to advanced: from foundation of Astronomy-for-Astrologers and Chart Construction, through advanced Forecast Techniques, Classical and Modern theories and methods, such as the Uranian System and others. 

More advanced offerings are Chart Rectification and Client Consultation.

The classes are taught online, using GoToMeeting webinar technology--live, interactive audio-visual. Classes are recorded and students get a copy after each session. The courses are prepared and taught by Meira Epstein, C.A., NCGR-PAA


Class Registration and curriculum details are available at   


Courses are offered as Spring and Fall semesters.


LEVEL I: Astronomy, Natal Chart Calculation, Foundations & Basic Delineation
LEVEL II is divided into two parts: Part 1: Predictive--Calculate Progression & Solar Arc Directions, and integrate with Transits.  Part 2: Astrology Beyond the Basics--Advanced Astronomy, Classical methods, and more...

LEVEL III: Advanced Astrology – Covers: Horary, Elections, Synastry, Mundane, Uranian astrology techniques, and more.

LEVEL IV: Natal Chart Rectification module

LEVEL IV: Consultation module

READING THE CHART:  Natal & Predictive integration (intermediate to advanced)

NCGR Online Education Courses  from Monica Escalante-Ochoa

C.A. Monica Escalante-Ochoa PAA IV, Western & Vedic Astrology. Online or face-to-face, teaching for NCGR-PAA certification program & exams, all levels. Consulting, natal, forecast and relationship. Author/Lecturer. Speaks Spanish, English & Italian. Contact: WhatsApp (+52) 55 2244 6318,