Complete listing of ISAR Affiliated Schools
ISAR supports and recommends schools of astrology all over the world whose curriculum enables students of astrology to raise their knowledge to the high standards necessary to become an ISAR CAP (Certificate of Astrological Proficiency).The following list of astrological schools represents those schools that are currently affiliates of ISAR and whose graduated students fulfill the main requirements of becoming an ISAR CAP.
Each School is ISAR affiliated for the period of three years, and after that it can be extended.
The Avalon School of AstrologyRegular only
Director: David Cochrane
Address: 6212 N.W.43rd Street, Suite A, Gainesville, FL 32653, USA
Web site: www.avalonastrology.com
Avalon provides comprehensive training that prepares students for a career in the field of astrology. School Program is based on intensive four semester program that includes over 1000 hours of studies!
School Curriculum covers the Essentialls of Astrology, Ethics and Counseling Skills, History of Astrology, Psychological and Electional Astrology, different Forecasting Methods, Astro Locality, Compatibility, Vedic Astrology as well as 13 elective courses.
School offers two programs to choose from: Certificate program: Professional Astrology Certificate (PAC) and Diploma Program: Theoretical and Applied Cosmic Cybernetics (TACC).
To fulfill the requirements of a semester, the student must meet classroom attendance requirements, complete all homework assignments satisfactorily, submit a satisfactory paper that is at least 10 pages long and have an average grade on exams of at least 75%.
Midwest School of AstrologyRegular only
Director: Pam Gallagher
Address: 4760 Red Bank Expy, Suite 300, Cincinnati, OH 45227, USA
Phone: 513.984.2293 and 513.675.8893
Web site: www.midwestschoolofastrology.com
This school's program is offered as a three-year study with 30 different courses involved. They start from the History and Foundations in Astrology, three levels of chart interpretations and understanding the life path of the chart, in the first year of study. The second year of studies is mainly dedicated to forecasting astrology and the astrology of relationships. It also covers esotheric astrology and mythology. The third year of studies include Karmic Astrology, Mundane Astrology, Astrocartography, and Local Space Astrology.
Upon graduation, students receive a Diploma of Astrological Excellence.
Students need to do regular homework assignments and can have additional consultations concerning their home-work. After each semester, students are required to pass an exam. Also, at the end of each level, students write a final work + a diploma work at the end of complete studies.
Johannes Kepler Institute for Astrological Research and EducationRegular and Correspondence in Serbian and Correspondence only in Russian
Director: Aleksandar Imsiragic
Language: Serbian, Russian
Address: Palmira Toljatija 5, 11070 Novi Beograd, Serbia
Phone: 381.11.267.31.92 and 381.64.387.222.4
Web site: www.keplerunited.org
The Kepler Institute's curriculum is structured as a four-year program that covers 36 different areas of astrological studies.
The school's study program covers chart delineation in the first year, forecasting, synastry, horary and electional astrology in the second year, mundane, astrocartography, karmic astrology, and Jyotish in the third year), and Hermetic Astrology in the fourth year.
Upon graduation of the fourth year, the school offers four different diplomas: Diploma for Astrological Researcher, Diploma for Astrological Consultant, Diploma for Astrological Teacher, and Diploma for Hermetic Astrologer.
Lectures can be attended both within regular study lessons and also by correspondence courses. In both cases, the student is required to take exams in 36 subjects during four years of study. This means 9 subjects for each study year. Beside that, each student needs to do regular homework assignments, attend the practice hours with the Institute assistants, to pass several specialized workshops and to do written work at the end of each course, including Diploma work at the end of their studies.
School for Adults - Psychology and Astrology related fieldsRegular only
Director: Verena Bachmann
Address: Albisriederstrasse 232, 8047 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone: 0041 (0)44 400 53 73
Web site: www.sfer.ch
This school's curriculum is a four-year program and is mainly psychologically oriented, although it includes variety of forecasting techniques too.
The school provides two types of certificates: for 'Basic Knowledge' (after 2 years of studies) and for 'Professional Astrologer' (after 4 years of studies). For those who finish additional studies, the school provides 'Counseling Diploma.'
Students need to do special kinds of home-works + they need to attend 144 hours of workshops. In addition to that, at the end of each year they do one written work that describe their personal experience with the charts, chart delineation + description of one year including different methods.
School of Wisdom of SkyRegular only
Director: Hakan Kirkoglu
Address: Huseyin Bey Sokak, Ufuk Apt, No 18, D1, Moda, Istanbul , Turkey
Phone: 90.216.550.59.13 and 90.216.550.59.14
Web site: www.goklerinbilgeligi.com
This school's program is primarily a three year program + one year for the Master Class. In their first year, students are required to take the 'General Principles' written examination at the end of the semester. The second year of studies is dedicated to predictive techniques, astronomy and the history of Astrology. In the third year, students take classes in relationship astrology, electional and horary astrology, midpoints, harmonics, and mundane astrology.
The Master Class (4th year of studies) is dedicated to Traditional Astrology (Ancient and Medieval Western Astrology).
The school provides two kinds of diploma: 'Diploma of Wisdom of Sky' and the 'Master Class Diploma of the Wisdom of Sky'.
Students are required to do several written homework asignments during each year of studies that also include at least three gatherings for discussions and mentoring. There are total 5 exams within 3 years, or 6 exams with the extended program, with the interpretation skill exam at the end of the studies.
Academy of Global Astrology & MetainformationRegular and Correspondence
Director: Karine Dilanyan
Address: Avtozavodskaya st. 2, Moscow 115201, Russia
Phone: 7.495.710.1007 and 7.495.392.7606
Web site: www.astrol.ru
School Program is based on 8 semesters that can be finished in 4 years of studies. Lectures can be attended both within regular studies lessons and by correspondence studies. The Curriculum covers variety of astrological branches, from basics of astrology through history and astronomy in astrology, to the chart delineation and many different brances in astrology - but is mainly orianted toward Western traditional (Ancient and Medieval) aproaches. As a regular part of studies, School offers special courses on Hindu and Tibetan Astrology, too.
At the end of the studies, School provides diploma on â€œClassical Astrologyâ€.
Students need to do regular home-works and can have additional consultations concerning their home-works. After each semester students need to pass the exam. Also, at the end of each level students are writing a final work + diploma work at the end of their studies.
Buenos Aires Astrological Center FoundationRegular only
Director: Jerry Brignone
Address: Peron 1751, Buenos Aires 1039, Argentina
Web site: www.astrolcaba.com.ar
School Program is based on 16 different units (two months each), but student can take one, two or eventually three courses at the same time. That means that the whole studies could be finished in minimum two to maximum five years. During the study period each student chooses at least two additional courses for their spcialization that is one of the 12 courses offered in the School.
After that the School provide the post-degree studies on Astrological Counselling that consist od 256 extra class hours and can be done in one or more years.
The School curriculum is generally based on interpretation and forecasting skills and provides two kind of diplomas 'Astrology Technical Expert' and 'Diploma on Astrological Counselling'.
Students need to do several written home-works during each year + one exam each month.
Center for Psychological Astrology StudiesRegular and Correspondence
Address: R. Conselheiro Antonio Prado, 271, Sao Paulo, Brasil
Web site: www.astrologiaceap.com.br
C.E.A.P. (Centro de Estudos de Astrologia Psicologica) Curriculum consists of 520 hours and is divided into three levels.
The Curriculum covers the areas of:
Natal Astrology - Level I (Basics, Chart Interpretation, Chart Delineation, Other Interpretation Techniques)
Forecasting â€“ Level II = Forecasting, Solar Return, Birth Rectification)
Specialization Courses â€“ Level III (here students may choose some of regular electives, which are: Synastry, Vocational, Horary, Elective, Children's Charts, Psychological Astrology and Medical Astrology or others in Workshop format during the weekends along the year, such as: Mundane, Karmic Astrology, Traditional Astrology, Astrocartography, Vedic Astrology)
Students receive C.E.A.P. Certificate Level according to each completed level and must have completed all three Levels to receive Professional C.E.A.P. Certification.
In order to fulfill all the requirements, besides different tests, students must take Practical Classes in all three levels and meet classroom attendance requirements.
The Higher Institute for Astrological StudiesRegular, Correspondence
Director: Claudia Rizzi
Address: Virrey Loreto 2080 - Piso 3 - Depto. C - Buenos Aires
Web site: http://www.institutoisaa.blogspot.com
The Higher Institute for Astrological Studies (Instituto Superior de AstrologÃa) curriculum is structured on a four-year program basis. The students attend weekly classes plus a four-hour workshop practice on Saturdays. The InstituteÂ´s study program covers a total of 524+ hours distributed in three years of astrological education plus one year of counseling training.
During their formation the students do regular homework assignments, attend extra-curricular conferences and submit a chart delineation. As the Institute follows the phenomenological psychological approach, students take a final examination as a method of self-evaluation. By the end of the fourth year, a final Consulting Skills Training and evaluation is mandatory.
Optional electives: Evolutionary and Karmic Astrology; Astrogenealogy; Medical and Psychophysical Astrology; Archetypes and Mythology; Horary and Elective Astrology; Synastry; Predictive; Fixed Stars and Asteroids; Mundane; The Role of the Astrologer.
Kepler CollegeCorrespondence only
Address: 18405 Aurora Ave N, Ste H PMB 68, Shoreline, WA 98133
Web site: www.kepler.edu
A primary goal of Kepler College is to provide a high quality educational opportunity for individuals interested in learning what astrology actually is and how it has been practiced in different time periods and different cultures up to the present day.
Students can take a single class or the entire certificate program. The certificate program consists of 2 or 3 classes focusing on a particular topic, with each class taking 10 weeks to complete.
Most courses have a lab, which means there are additional assignments and live web conferences where students practice their learning under the guidance of their instructor.
Fundamentals of Natal Astrology, Movement in Natal Astrology, Relationships/Counseling, Business and Financial Astrology, Locational Astrology/Astro*Carto*Graphy, Classical Studies, Hellenistic Astrology, History, and Vedic Astrology (Jyotish).
Continuing Education: Self-designed Certificates.
The Kepler Certificate Program does not promote any single method or approach. Students will be introduced to the historical background of various techniques, as well as any controversies or critiques of each system. While the instructor will certainly have a preferred approach, that is not the only one presented. The goal of Kepler College is to give students a range of information and the tools needed to critically evaluate the usefulness of what they are learning.
International Academy of AstrologyCorrespondence only
Language: English, Spanish
Address: P.O. Box 1130 Mount Jackson, VA 22842 USA
Web site: www.astrocollege.org
The International Academy of Astrology (IAA) has four departments: the Department of Professional Training, the Department of Preliminary Education, the Department of Continuing Education, and the Department of Spanish Language Studies.
The Department of Professional Training consists of three modules: the Natal Studies Module, the Diploma Module, and the Professional Module.
The Professional Module consists of several tracks to allow graduates to specialize in a specific area of interest: the Medical Astrology Track, the Counseling Astrology Track, the Traditional Astrology Track, and the Evolutionary Astrology Track. These specialized areas are post-graduate.
All classes are held weekly online, in real time, and interactive with the instructor and fellow students via GoToMeeting. Students use their charts and the charts of 3 others that they know well so they can apply what they learn in their homework each week. Essays on certain topics are sometimes required as well as short answers to questions about astronomy. There are reading assignments each week as well. A compressive final exam is given at the end of each course on all astrological techniques learned that semester, plus all applicable calculations and short answers about astronomy. Grades are determined by 1/3 class participation, 1/3 homework, and 1/3 final exam. Grades are assigned A â€“ C at 10% increments from 70% - 100%. Below 70% is a Fail. Over the years we have had or currently have students attending class in our Professional Training Department from the following countries: USA, Canada, England, Germany, Australia, Greece, Japan, Singapore, India, and Columbia.
Astrology School of the German Astrologers AssociationRegular only
Address: DAV-Zentrum Bends-FaÃŸ, Zum Steineck 10, 51570 Windeck
Web site: www.astrologie-ausbildung.de
Astrology School of the German Astrologers Association consists of 3 years of astrological education + one year of Counseling Training and a special training for the graduation as â€œDAV certified astrologerâ€ with total amount of more than 600 hours of astrological education.
Students need to do several written home-works during first and second year of studies + one long written summer homework. During the second year, students do their regular home works, exams and final oral exam.
Special Counseling Training is created for graduates after 3 years of studies, where students are trained how to deal with crises and boundaries and how to do personal and telephone readings with two supervised live sessions with a clients.