Examination Process

All students attending US-based Mat and Comprehensive Programs will be tested at Centralized Testing locations. Travel and accommodation expenses may apply if attending a Centralized Testing location or testing outside of the US.

Space is limited and time slots WILL sell out. Please register early to ensure your spot! BASI Pilates will add additional testing days as necessary.

Currently scheduled Centralized Testing:


April 5-7, 2019: Brooklyn, NY

June 15, 2019: Newport Beach, CA (Comprehensive only)

July 12-14, 2019: The Woodlands, TX

October 4-6, 2019: Newport Beach, CA

Teaching Evaluations and Practical Examinations are conducted at the above locations and proctored by BASI founder, Rael Isacowitz and/or Jennifer Pearlstein, Education and Faculty Coordinator.


This link will take you to a MindBody Registration page. Please scroll down to see available locations, time slots and to register. Please note: You will need to create an account in 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 final testing with payment in full.

Please contact BASI Pilates with any questions or concerns.

Eligibility Requirements

BASI Students are eligible to sign up for the Final Teaching Evaluation and Final Practical Exam following the completion of the requirements below:

  • Attending all the Modules
  • Score of 70% or higher on the online Written Exam(s)
  • Completion of Observation, Self Practice, and Student Teaching Hours
  • Submission of Student Paper (Comprehensive students only)

Hours are to be completed or nearly complete prior to testing. Hours should be logged online, through your Student Dashboard, or on the Tracking Forms and submitted via fax, email, mail prior to testing, or hand-delivered on the day of the exam. Please be sure to print your name on all pages of your Tracking Forms and to total each category. Hours can also be entered online.

Email submissions: student@basipilates.com

Fax submissions: 949-642-8139

Mail submissions: 20361 Irvine Ave B3, Newport Beach, CA 92660


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

Mat Students: 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.

Mat Students: 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.

Comprehensive Students: 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.

Comprehensive Students: 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 12.

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 emailed to each individual student no later than thirty (30) days following the exam date.


*All Testing Fees are non-refundable.

Program Fee
Comprehensive $250
Mat $150
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 (US testing only):
Program Practical Teaching Both
Comprehensive $100 $200 $250
Mat $100 $100 $150

There is no additional charge to retake the online Written Exam(s) of any program.

Testing outside of the US: testing fees are included in the cost of your Program Fees. Additional fees may apply if you test outside of your host studio and if you do not pass the first time. You have 3-years to take your final exams at no additional cost. After the 3-years, you may still test but there will be a testing fee.

We encourage all students to be prepared for the examination process. US students, please 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.

NOTE: At this time, Centralized Testing is only offered in the United States. Students enrolled in any non-US programs should contact their host studio and faculty to schedule your testing day/time. Testing is done on the last day of the Comprehensive Global Program. Testing fees may apply.

Please contact BASI Pilates with any questions, concerns or any additional information.