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Apprentice Program Certification Levels

Apprentice Astrologer Level

Introduction to AstrologyAre you ready to learn astrology? You've come to the right place. The Apprentice Astrologer level is the starting point for all students pursuing certification with Forrest Astrology.

This level is self-study, and can be completed online. To complete this level, all students must watch or listen to our Introduction to Evolutionary Astrology course, which is available in 3 formats: Video Download, Audio Download, and DVD set. This workshop is our official introduction to Steven's technique for analyzing the birth chart. It includes an introduction to planets, signs, and houses, as well as an example of his nodal technique and sample chart analysis. Each format includes the recording of the workshop as well as class handouts.

Requirements for Students Intending to Attend an In-Person Workshop
New students who intend to begin the Level 1 certification process are required to watch or listen to the Introduction to Evolutionary Astrology course and to read The Inner Sky. You are on the honor system to complete this requirement, which is intended to help you get the most out of your first in-person experience with Steven.

Requirements for Online-Only Students
We do not currently offer online-only certification. In-person attendance at Steven's workshops is required to receive certification at the levels described below. However, we understand that not all students can attend in-person workshops and recognize that certification is not required to become a professional astrologer. So we offer a vast resource of online workshops and lectures to help online students learn Steven's evolutionary astrology techniques. To get started, complete the online Introduction to Evolutionary Astrology course and read The Inner Sky. Following the Intro course, you have the option to complete a multiple choice self-test about planets, signs, and houses. Students who opt to complete the self-test will receive an Apprentice Astrologer certificate of completion.

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Self Test
After taking the online Introduction course, students can take an optional self test to help test their retention. The self-test is optional and is offered as a study aid. We provide the self-test for students who like that extra challenge and confirmation of their knowledge base. The self-test is not required for entrance into Level 1 in-person workshops.

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Further Online Programs of Study

Following completion of our Introduction course, visit our Programs of Study page for suggestions about what to study next. We have compiled a list of courses in a suggested order to help you make the most of your studies, whatever your goals are.

Level 1 Professional Astrologer

Credits required for Level 1 Certification: 12

North Carolina Astrology Retreat

North Carolina AP Astrology Retreat

Students receive Level 1 certification following completion of at least 32 hours of live training, which can be taken in any of the following combinations:

  • Three Official AP Workshops with Steven at any location, worth 4 credits each.
  • Two Approved Weekend Workshops (worth 2 credits each) plus at least Two Official AP Workshops with Steven.

Level 1 students are also expected to read and integrate The Inner Sky, The Changing Sky, and Yesterday’s Sky (though mastery of Yesterday's Sky will continue through Level 2).

*Weekend workshop hours must be taken in person with Steven and are subject to approval. Check with the Forrest Astrology website before registering for any weekend workshop to be sure that it is approved towards certification.

Upon completion of these requirements, students have the option to be listed in the Forrest Trained Astrologers directory at forrestastrology.com as a Level 1 professional astrologer.

Level 2 Professional Astrologer

Credits required for Level 2 Certification: 24

To be certified at Level 2, students must complete Level 1 certification plus an additional 32 hours of live training, in one of the following combinations:

  • Three Official AP Workshops with Steven at any location, worth 4 credits each.
  • Up to 4 credits of Intermediate or Advanced-Level workshops* offered in Borrego Springs with Steven (4 weekend workshops) plus at least Two Official AP Workshop with Steven.

*Our calendar will note if the event will count towards Level 2. In general, all workshops offered in Borrego Springs can be counted towards Level 2.

Level 2 students are also expected to read and integrate Skymates, Skymates 2, and The Book of the Moon, and The Book of Pluto.

Upon completion of these requirements, students have the option to be listed in the Forrest Trained Astrologers directory at forrestastrology.com as a Level 2 professional astrologer.

Master Astrologer

Certification at the Master Level requires:

  • Attendance at one live advanced-level mentoring group session with Steven.
  • Optional submission of one recorded chart analysis for evaluation and feedback from Steven.
Astrology Master Class

Master Class in Borrego Springs, CA

Advanced mentoring sessions are currently held in Borrego Springs, CA in small groups of 12 to allow each student personal feedback from Steven. These informal sessions involve participants demonstrating advanced chart analysis and receiving support and feedback from Steven as well as the other participants.

To attend, students must have attained Level 2 status. Each student will prepare and present a 45-minute chart reading to the group about a self-selected topic. For instance the Sun-Moon-Ascendant blend, the outer planets, or the south node. Afterwards, the student will receive constructive feedback from Steven and the group.

The next Master Class is January 2017.

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