Testing Procedures for Teaching Credentials

All students attending US-based Mat and Comprehensive Apparatus Programs will be tested at specific locations.

Currently scheduled Final Testing sessions:



February 20-22, 2015

Costa Mesa, CA

June 5-7, 2015

Herndon, VA

August 14-16, 2015

University Place, WA

October 9-11, 2015

Costa Mesa, CA

BASI Pilates will add additional testing days as needed.


Teaching Evaluation and Practical Examinations are conducted at the above locations and proctored by BASI founder Rael Isacowitz and/or Director of Education Constance Holder.


This link will take you to a MindBody Registration page. Please click "Final Testing" in the top navigation to see available time slots and to register. Please note: You will need to create an account with MindBody in order to register.

For those students interested in scheduling a Teaching Evaluation only or Practical Examination only during the above final testing dates, please contact BASI Headquarters directly at 866-992-2742 and be prepared to secure your reservation with payment in full.

Please contact BASI headquarters with any questions or concerns.

Eligibility Requirements

BASI Students are eligible to sign up for Final Testing following the completion of all course requirements, which include:

  • Attending all modules
  • Score of 70% or higher on the final written exam
  • Completion of observation, self-practice, and student teaching hours*
  • Submission of student paper (Comprehensive Apparatus Program only)

*It is recommended that 50% of the required hours to be completed prior to testing. Hours can be submitted via fax, email, regular post prior to the testing, or hand-delivered on the day of the exam.

Testing Procedures

Final Testing consists of a Teaching Evaluation and Practical Exam. These components offer an inside look into the student's practical and teaching skills.

The Teaching Evaluation for Mat students consists of teaching four (4) exercises, at random, from the Mat repertoire to another mat student or to a small group.  

The Teaching Evaluation for Comprehensive students consists of a one-hour session for the student to structure an appropriate session for an assigned client. Clients will be of an intermediate level with minimum to no physical restrictions and provided by the studio hosting Final Testing. The structure of the session is at the discretion of the student, but must be limited to the repertoire taught within the modules of the course.

The Practical Exam for Mat students consists of a demonstration of four (4) Mat movements. These movements will represent repertoire taught in Modules 1 through 6.

The Practical Exam for Comprehensive students consists of a demonstration of four (4) separate Pilates movements. One of the movements will be from the Mat repertoire while the other three movements will utilize various Pilates apparatus  All movements are arbitrarily chosen and assigned from modules 1 through 6 of the Mat and Foundation Apparatus Programs, and Modules 1 through 6 of the Comprehensive Apparatus Program.

Both exams are graded according to criteria as outlined in the student download section on a pass or non-pass basis. Additional time is provided following the exam to obtain feedback, which can be done either privately or within the group. Final grades are posted in the individual student’s account no later than thirty days following the exam date.

Testing Fees













If it is necessary for a student (of either the Mat or Comprehensive Programs) to retake either the Teaching or Practical Evaluation (or both), the following fees will apply:



Teaching Evaluation










There is no additional charge to retake the Final Written exam of either the Mat, Foundation or Comprehensive Programs.

We encourage all students to be prepared for the examination process and utilize the online registration available. After selecting a location, date and specific time, payment will be required to reserve a spot. These reservations are non-refundable. If a student is unable to attend, for any reason, they will need to re-register and re-submit payment.

For additional information, please contact BASI Academy.

NOTE: Final testing is only available for courses held in the United States, at this stage. Students enrolled in any non-US courses should contact their host studio and faculty for more information. Testing fees may apply.