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SIGS Issue: Asteroids, Declination, Fixed Stars, Uranian
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SIGS: Asteroids, Declination,
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Geocosmic Alchemy Research Symposium Compendium

What's New In Astrological Research?

A Special Compendium

Based on Presentations

at Geocosmic Alchemy's

Research Symposium

NCGR Education for

NCGR offers traditional instruction through conferences, local chapters, and distance learning solutions which are all designed for aspiring professionals interested in pursuing Certification.

The NCGR Curriculum and Certification Program is divided into four progressive levels LI, LII, LIII, LIV. The first three levels require testing supervised in person by NCGR exam monitors. Part of Level III and all of Level IV are take- home tests. The only exception to monitored testing is when a particular school has gained equivalency to any of the first three exams; Level IV must always be taken through the NCGR Examiners. Note: Our Level I, II, and III tests were completely revised as of September 1, 2005. For more information on the new content, click here.

The Study Guide can provide the areas of study necessary to complete each examination. Astronomy is studied on each level, becoming increasingly more detailed as the student progresses. Ethical concerns in counseling are addressed throughout the program. Students are encouraged to engage in additional studies in counseling skills and other fields related to their intended focus in one or more of the following areas: consulting, technical research, general studies, and instruction, each with its own specific requirements.

Students who have passed the requirements of Level IV, in any one of the four "majors," and have agreed to uphold NCGR's ethical standards of practice, are entitled to use the letters C.A., Certified Astrologer, NCGR, after their name on publications and promotional items. All such NCGR Certified Astrologers are also eligible to join the Association of Professional Astrologers International (APAI). For information on APAI, go to

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Those who have successfully passed the Level III examination can apply for college credits at Kepler College of Astrological Arts, the only college in the Western Hemisphere that is authorized to offer bachelor's and master's degrees in astrological studies. For additional information, contact our
Education Chair:

Shirley Soffer

Guidelines for Schools in NCGR'S Equivalency Program

As part of NCGR’s revised equivalency requirements, all schools and organizations previously included in our program have recently been asked to resubmit documentation on their overall curriculum, specific courses of study, number of instructors, students enrolled, etc. Reevaluation will now take place every five years in order to insure that the schools accepted into NCGR's Equivalency Program still maintain the standards spelled out in our new policy.    

Based upon the Education Director's most recent review, and with the concurrence of the NCGR Chair and the approval of the Board, we are pleased to list below those distinguished schools and organizations currently included in our Equivalency Program.

A detailed explanation of our equivalency standards and how we implement them can be found here.

The American Federation of Astrologers: With proof of AFA's Professional certification, an applicant may apply directly for NCGR's Level III testing.

The Avalon School of Astrology: With proof of graduation from Avalon, an applicant may apply directly for NCGR's Level IV testing.

Kepler College Of Astrological Arts & Sciences:  With proof of completion of Kepler's IS-201 courses, an applicant may apply directly for NCGR's Level III testing.  With proof of completion of Kepler's IS-301 courses, an applicant may apply directly for NCGR's Level IV testing.  NCGR's arrangement with Kepler is also reciprocal.  Those who have passed NCGR's Level III can challenge for credit for Kepler's IS-201 and IS-301 courses.
Online College of Astrology: With proof of a Certification Preparation Department Diploma, an applicant may apply directly for NCGR's Level IV testing.

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