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The PMA Certification Program has created the only psychometrically validated, third party certification exam in the Pilates field. The PMA aims to create a critical mass of professionally certified Pilates teachers in order to establish the teaching of Pilates as a profession.
To achieve certification in the field of Pilates instruction, candidates must meet eligibility requirements, and pass a 150 question multiple-choice examination. The Certified Pilates Teacher (CPT) examination has been designed to measure skill and knowledge level based on 450 hours or more of lecture self-study and assisted teaching hours.
For more information regarding the PMA and its certification process, please visit their website.
The Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA) is an independent and not-for-profit organisation established by the Pilates industry as a regulatory body for control of quality instruction, member support and integrity within all legitimate approaches to the Pilates Method.
The PAA believes in an open approach to regulation and strives to ensure protection of the general public, industry employees and studios, whilst continuing to foster the original intentions of the Pilates Method.
After qualifying as a PMA Certified Teacher with the PMA or PAA, PMA re-qualification guidelines will apply to remain in good standing with Polestar. PMA certifications are valid for 2 years. The PMA requires all PMA Certified Pilates Teachers to earn 16 PMA approved CECs (1 hour = 1 CEC) in order to renew certification at the end of your two-year term.
A1: You can still re-qualify with the old process until 2016 if you are close to your 80 hours. Please note that the next time you re-qualify, you must be a PMA Certified Teacher.
A2: If the PMA exam is not in your language, and there is no certifying body in your country, you may follow the re-qualification requirements for Mat/Reformer. The exam is currently in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
A3: We encourage you to contact us for your Form A Verification of Teacher Training paper so that you may sit for the PMA exam.
A4: If the PMA exam is not in your language, and there is no certifying body in your country, you may follow the re-qualification requirements for Mat/Reformer. The exam is currently in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
A5: We encourage you to contact us for your Form A Verification of Teacher Training paper so that you may sit for the PMA exam since you have remained current.