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7. Kepler Professional Diploma in Astrology (KPDA)

Completion of our Professional Diploma provides a well-rounded introduction to astrological practice and philosophyIt takes about three to four years to complete the diploma and a minimum of 135 weeks of required coursework.  

Our diploma recipients are eligible to take the NCGR (National Council for Geocosmic Research) Level IV professional exam without having to take any of the earlier exams.  

Requirements for the Professional Diploma in Astrology (KPDA) 
The Core Essentials 
  • Fundamentals of the Natal Chart 
    • W101 Fundamentals I: Introduction to the Basics (10 weeks)
    • W102 Fundamentals II: Alternate Tools for Interpretation (10 weeks)
    • W103 Fundamentals III: Building Delineation Skills (10 weeks)
    • W104 Fundamentals IV: Natal Chart Practicum (10 weeks)
  • Movement and Forecasting  
    • W110 Fundamentals V: Introduction to Chart Movement (10 weeks)
    • W111A Fundamentals VI: Additional Tools (5 weeks) 
    • Plus one course from W111B – W111G (5 weeks)  
    • W112A Rectification (5 wk) OR W113A Movement Practicum (5 weeks) 
  • Foundation Basics 
    • E300 Astrological Heritage (10 weeks)
    • E400 Astronomy for Astrologers (10 weeks)
    • M100 Chart Mechanics  (10 weeks)
    • WR201 Counseling Issues in Astrology (10 weeks)
    • V100A (5 weeks) Crash Course in Indian Astrology OR V101 Introduction to Indian Astrology (10 weeks)
  • Electives (25 weeks) 
  • Demonstration of Proficiency – This can be something written for publication, a multi-media presentation, TAing for a Kepler class, research project, or an oral presentation to the Kepler community or another professional group. The project must have pre-approval by a faculty sponsor. 

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Equivalent Non-Kepler Courses

Students must petition to get credit for courses they have taken elsewhereBelow are the minimum requirements for acceptance of outside courses:  

  • Must have a minimum of 20 hours auditory or live instruction 
  • Must have assigned readings and written homework 
  • Must cover the historical and philosophical underpinnings of content presented 
  • Must have regular feedback and a final evaluation process that tests the student’s knowledge 
  • Must provide written proof of successful course completion