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    Are you ready to learn astrology from one of the best teachers out there? You've come to the right place. The Apprentice Astrologer level is the starting point for all students pursuing certification with Forrest Astrology and Steven Forrest.

    Below you'll learn about our certification levels and how to achieve each level.

    Apprentice Astrologer Level

    Introduction to Evolutionary Astrology

    This first 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: Online Video Course, Audio Download, or 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. The course includes the complete recording of the workshop as well as class handouts.

    If you intend to attend an in-person workshop...
    New students who intend to begin the in-person 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.

    If you plan to only study online...
    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 we 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.

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    Self Test
    At the end of the Introduction Course, you have the option to complete a multiple choice self-test about planets, signs, and houses to help test your retention. This self test is offered as a study aid. We provide the self-test for students who like that extra challenge and confirmation of their knowledge base. Students who opt to complete the self-test may receive a certificate of completion.

    The self-test is not required for entrance into Level 1 in-person workshops.

    More Online Programs

    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

    Students attending the 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 four-day AP workshops with Steven at any location, worth 4 credits each.
    • Two weekend workshops (worth 2 credits each) plus two four-day Workshops with Steven.

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

    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 AP workshops with Steven at any location, worth 4 credits each.
    • Two weekend workshops (worth 2 credits each) plus two four-day Workshops with Steven.

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

    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 in-person 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 presenting student will receive constructive feedback from Steven and the group.

    View the Current Event Calendar to search for the next master class. We offer one in January each year.