Pilates Associates
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Modular Training & Certification

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MAT (MAO) / Mat & Reformer (MRO) – For individuals only interested in Mat or Mat & Reformer Certification, we offer modular training and Completion Diplomas. Pilates Associates will administer exams and award passing scores with an Assessment Based Certificate, or Diploma; however it is important to note, there is not currently a professional certifying body for Modular Pilates Instructors. Though a PA Diploma stands firmly in the industry as a thorough training in the field, the PMA does not currently recognize partial training when considering candidates for its national certification exam.

Required Coursework for Mat Only – 46 hrs Total (71hrs w/ Pre-training)
  • 25hrs PRE$650 Pre-training (30 hrs private & group instruction OR equivalent experience)
  • 10hrs ABP =  $299 Anatomy, Biomechanichs, Posture Assesment (pre-requisite course)
  • 36hrs MAT = $1199 Mat Repertoire Levels 1-3

      46 HRS =  $1498 TOTAL (does not include pre-training)
      71 HRS =  $2148 TOTAL (includes pre-training)

 

Required Coursework for Mat & Reformer Only – 106 hrs Total (131 hrs w/ pre-training)
  • 25hrs PRE$650 Pre-training (30 hrs private & group instruction OR equivalent experience)
  • 10hrs ABP =  $299 Anatomy, Biomechanichs, Posture Assesment (pre-requisite course)
  • 36hrs MAT = $1199 Mat Repertoire Levels 1-3
  • 60hrs REF = $1749 Reformer Repertoire Levels 1-3

     106 HRS = $2997 TOTAL (does not include pre-training)
     131 HRS = $3647 TOTAL (includes pre-training)

 

Required Observation, Practical, Personal Review - 70hrs or 140hrs

In addition to workshop hours noted above, candidates for PA Certification Asessment must complete the following experiential work:

  • 20hrs Practical Experience for each apparatus module ( 30hrs Mat or 60hrs Mat/Reformer)
  • 30hrs Personal Review for each apparatus module ( 10hrs Mat or 20hrs Mat/Reformer)
  • 30hrs Observation for each apparatus module ( 30hrs Mat or 60hrs Mat/Reformer)

 

  • With prior consent, candidates may observe classes and/or private sessions at the training center for no additional fee.
  • Limited opportunities for unpaid apprenticeship may be available at the training center.
  • Studio space may be available at the training center for personal review with advance reservation at no additional charge. (subject to individual training center policy)

Candidates who wish to sit for the PMA Pilates Certification Exam must complete coursework for ALL modules AND all required practical, observation and personal review hours. The PMA does not currently offer credentialed exams for partial training; however a Pilates Associates Certificate of Assessment (Diploma) represents sufficient training to prospective employers seeking instructors with Mat or Mat & Refomer proficiency.


Registration for any modular course requires a 50% upfront deposit in addition to 100% materials fee (manuals), with the balance due before the first day of instruction. Monthly payment plans may be arranged for an additional 5% financing fee. Please email certs@pilatesassociates.com for dates and more information. 

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Comprehensive Training Options
Comprehensive Teacher Training (CTT)2

Modular Training Options
Mat Only(MAO)
Mat & Reformer Only (MRO)

Prerequisite Training
Pre-training Series

Required Materials
Required Materials & Fees