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Foundation for Vibrational Astrology A Department of the Avalon School of Astrology

Qualifications and Requirements for Teacher and Approved Schools


Teacher Requirements

All instructors who teach classes that qualify students to receive credits for VA certification must:

  1. Have received VA Certification.
  2. Have given at least 300 hours of full consultations after graduation from a VA-approved school. A full consultation is at least one hour in length. If a consultation is longer than 2 hours, then only the first two hours of the consultation can be applied to this requirement.
  3. Received written authorization from the FVA and is in good standing. The authorization process is as follows: the head of the Foundation for Vibrational Astrology and the four directors with at least a 2/3 majority vote. With the current organizational structure of 1 head of the foundation and four directors, a minimum vote of 4 out of the 5 voting members is required to approve an instructor.
  4. An instructor must also have received VA certification and good standing within the community. If there are complaints or grievances against an instructor, the head of the FVA and the directors will assign someone to consult with the instructor about these complaints and attempt to resolve them. If unresolved, the FVA has the right to cancel an instructor’s position as an approved instructor of VA that qualifies students to apply for VA Certification.
  5. Teachers must submit the course curriculum for approval. The curriculum must meet the FVA requirements posted at this page.


Guidelines and Best Practices for Course Delivery

Student work assignments:
Students that successfully complete a course are expected to have mastered the subject material and be able to apply the subject material at a high level of competency. Teachers can require homework assignments and give quizzes and exams or use any other effective means that the teacher prefers to assist students in achieving objectives and assessing student progress.

Any student whose application indicates that they can meet the requirements of the courses and fulfill all requirements to complete the program at the standards set by the academic institution is accepted into the program. Non-discrimination policy: Equal opportunity for all people regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity or neural diversity must be a policy of the school.

Student Evaluations:
Student competency must be assessed. This can be achieved by review or grading of any of the work assignments or through any other effective assessment method. Required FVA video homework must be implemented, reviewed and graded by the teacher.

A school that applies to have courses approved for credit for VA Certification must submit a description of how student evaluations are conducted and the frequency of these evaluations. The FVA has the right to require more extensive evaluations if they are inadequate. The FVA will provide a clear explanation of what additional assessment is needed and why it is needed. Because assessments may be conducted in a variety of ways, an a priori set of requirements for the length and detail of the assessments is not provided in this document, but the goal is that the assessment is adequate to confirm that students who complete a course have actually mastered the material for professional competency.

Academic rigor and proper assessment in schools of astrology often lags far behind the requirements in an undergraduate or graduate level college program perhaps because of astrology’s status as an unrecognized profession, but instructors and school administrators should keep in mind that a VA certified astrologer must have a level of competency comparable to any other profession and anything less than this does not assure the public that the VA certified astrologer really has professional competency.


Transfer Credits:

Each school decides whether to accept transfer credits of an equivalent course from another approved school. A school can set a standard on how they will accept course credits from other schools:

  1. A signed letter of course completion from an approve FVA teacher or school is required.
  2. The FVA approved school or teacher may evaluate the student if they are qualified to skip such course at their school. Such evaluation can be a series of questions and interviews before accepting the transfer of credits.



Teachers must keep track of student performance and give a grade for each course. The grade can be a letter grade or a number grade.