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Centralized Testing

All students attending US-based Comprehensive (CTTC) and Mat (MTTC) Teacher Training Courses are tested on location.

Currently scheduled Centralized Testing sessions:

DATE: LOCATION:
August 22-23, 2014 Chicago, IL
October 11-12, 2014 Costa Mesa, CA
February 21-22, 2015 Costa Mesa, CA
June 6-7, 2015 Herndon, VA
BASI Pilates will add additional testing days as needed.  

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

Clients for students to work with during the Teaching Evaluation portion of Centralized Testing, will be provided by our BASI host location. In addition, our host will provide recommendations for airport, transportation and lodging close to the studio.

REGISTER FOR CENTRALIZED TESTING

This link will take you to a MindBody Registration page. Please click "Centralized 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 centralized 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 Centralized 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 (CTTC only)

*Hours can be submitted via fax, email, regular post prior to the testing, or hand-delivered on the day of the exam.
 

Testing Procedures

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

The Teaching Evaluation 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 Centralized 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 Evaluation consists of a demonstration of four 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 10.

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

Course Fee    
CTTC $250    
MTTC $150    

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

Course Practical Teaching Evaluation  Both
CTTC $100 $200  $250
MTTC $100 $100  $150

There is no additional charge to retake the Final Written exam of either the CTTC or the MTTC.

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 Headquarters.

NOTE: Centralized testing is only available for courses held in the United States, at this stage. All non-US courses will continue to operate according to the previous testing procedure. Testing fees may apply.