Individual certificates provide an in-depth exploration of different aspects of astrology. The Diploma in Professional Astrology expands that depth into a well-rounded understanding of the broader field of astrological practice and gives the professional a wide range of tools to help them best serve their clients, to evaluate new techniques and options as they expand their knowledge. The Diploma also provides the professional with an understanding of the astronomy behind the astrology, the history of astrology, and the mechanics of chart calculation.
Students who want a well-rounded introduction to astrological practice and philosophy are encouraged to complete a Diploma. It will take approximately 3 years to complete this diploma if students take a single class each term. NCGR (National Council for Geocosmic Research) lets students who have completed the diploma program take their NCGR Level IV Professional exam without needing to take the previous 3 exams).
This Diploma is designed for students who want more than just knowing a bucket of techniques. It gives students a grounding in the field, plus an understanding of astrology's place in history and culture.
The following 12 classes plus the two chart calculation labs are required.
Students who intend to become practicing astrologers are encouraged to complete a Practicum such as WR204 Delineation offered through the Relationship Certificate. This practicum would allow them to work collectively to apply chart reading skills for clients in a guided environment. This is an excellent way to get a headstart on the the practice and skills you need to see clients on a professional basis.
The Diploma with Specialization (6 courses plus demonstration of professional growth) gives the student the opportunity to build their skills in three ways: build a solid foundation of knowledge about astrology’s development and breadth through the ages, concentrate on a specialty area and do a demonstration of their professional.
Pre-requisite: Completion of basic diploma