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Examination Process


For students testing in the US, please read below for more information.
For students testing outside of the US, please read our International Examination Information page.

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 secure your spot! More testing dates will be added as necessary, please check back.





Denver, Colorado – Pilates Denver
July 15-16, 2023, Register

Newport Beach, California – BASI Pilates Academy – USA
June 24, 2023 Register

Herndon, Virginia  – Balanced Bodies
September 9-10, 2023 Register

Newport Beach, California – BASI Pilates Academy – USA
October 14, 2023 Register


Teaching Evaluations and Practical Examinations are conducted at the above locations and proctored by select qualified BASI Principle and Senior Faculty.

The Q&A is scheduled on the Friday evening for 2-hours prior to testing at the above locations. This is your time to ask faculty last minute questions and review of the repertoire, Block System, equipment, etc….The Q&A is open to both Mat and Comprehensive Students. If space allows, current and past students who are not testing may attend. BONUS! You can log 2 hours of Observation Hours for attending the Q&A. The fee is $30 USD.


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 949-574-1343 and be prepared to secure your final testing with payment.

Please contact BASI Pilates with any questions or concerns.

Eligibility Requirements

BASI Students (US and outside of US) 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, 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.

Email submissions: [email protected]

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 – 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 – 12. THIS INCLUDES REPERTOIRE TAUGHT ON THE AVALON/F2 APPARATUS

Additional time is provided following the exam to obtain feedback, which can be done either privately or within a group. Final grades are posted in the student’s account no later than 30 days following the exam.

Both exams are graded according to criteria as outlined in the student download section on a pass or non-pass basis.



What to expect on centralized testing day?



*All Testing Fees are non-refundable and in US dollars.


Program Fee
Comprehensive $250
Mat $150


If a student of either the Mat or Comprehensive Programs do not pass the Teaching Evaluation or Practical Exam or both, the following retesting fees will apply:


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. Students can take this exam as many times as it takes to pass.

Students who are under the BASI Headquarters umbrella in the US will follow the testing fees listed above for either Mat or Comprehensive Programs. Contact [email protected] to schedule your testing reservation and to make payment.

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. Testing Fees are non-refundable. If a student is unable to attend, for any reason, they will need to re-register and resubmit payment.

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

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