I live, move, breathe and have my being in a universe that works for me. This teaching helps me remember to keep this awareness, this consciousness, at the front of my thinking.

     - Jay Poindexter

Professional Practitioner Courses:

Many of our students find themselves called to continue on to Professional Practitioner Studies and to work and serve as a Professional CSL Practitioner.

The Professional Practitioner Studies Program is offered in two courses, Practitioner I and Practitioner II, over a two-year period.

In order to be eligible for entry into the Professional Practitioner Studies Program, the student must have completed and have registered all required courses, a minimum of 6, as noted below.

Certificated Course Requirements to Enter Professional Practitioner Studies

There are six (6) courses required


Choose 1 among the following 3 courses as the prerequisite for the subsequent courses:

  • New Foundations of the Science of Mind

  • Beyond Limits

  • The Spiritual Path/Spiritual Mind Treatment (SOM 101 and 102)



Choose 1 of the following 2 courses:

  • The Essential Ernest Holmes

  • Building a Healing Consciousness/Principles of Successful Living (SOM 103 and 104)



Choose 1 of the following 2 courses:

  • Exploring Roots

  • From Whence We Came



Choose 2 or 3 of the following courses:

  • Building a Healing Consciousness (SOM 103)

  • Creative Process in the Individual (SOM 213)

  • The Edinburgh Lectures (SOM 207)

  • Meditation is More Than You Think

  • Power of Your Word

  • Practical Mysticism

  • Self-Mastery: The Emergence of the True Self

  • Treatment and Meditation: Spiritual Practices for Daily Living



If only 2 courses from the consciousness category are taken, students can include 1 course from the vast selection of all other Certificated Courses.

See Science of Mind and Spirit Courses for Elective Courses.


Practitioner Training: Year 1

The first year of Professional Practitioner Studies is devoted to self-awareness and healing where necessary. The year is divided into three terms, consisting of ten weeks each, with studies focused in the following areas:

  • Term 1: How Life Gets to Be the Way It Is  

  • Term 2: Living a Life of Choice  

  • Term 3: Living Life Fully 

Each term will include treatment, meditation, reading, writing, journaling, experiential activities, a term paper, and a final examination.

Length of Course: 30 Weeks/3 terms.

Practitioner Training: Year 2

The second year of professional practitioner studies is about “The Life of the Professional Practitioner.” It focuses on the consciousness, skills, and responsibilities of the Practitioner, and the relationship of the Practitioner to the Principles we teach, to the client, to the process in healing, to the spiritual center, to the community and to the world.

Length of Course: 30 Weeks/3 terms

There is a written examination at the end of the second year, which is the first step in the licensing process. Upon passing the written exam, licensing candidates proceed to an oral examination by a panel of ministers and practitioners. After successfully passing the oral examination, the individual is licensed by Centers for Spiritual Living.

The individual is then ready to serve as a licensed Professional Practitioner for their spiritual community. They are also licensed to conduct private spiritual coaching sessions as an established business for themselves, and are eligible to enter into Ministerial Training.

A license is valid for two years. Licenses are then renewed every two years upon validation of 250 hours of service, referred to as Continuing Licensing Units (CLU’s) and 35 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)

Additional Policies and Procedures apply, such as 5-year time limits on prerequisites. Contact the Spiritual Director for details. We are here to support you on your spiritual journey!

Professional Practitioner Course

I am constantly amazed and inspired by the abundance of love present and the lives that are being lived by my center's members and leaders! Due to these teachings I live every day to the fullest, giving thanks for the light and consciousness that has been passed along to me!

     -Isa Greenberg

My life went from black & white to color when I stepped into the spiritual world of International Centers for Spiritual Living. The color has become more and more vibrant inside and out and I feel profoundly blessed. Life is Brilliant!

          -Frankie Timmers

We’re forever grateful for this teaching – It has given us the substance with which to live in our Truth, to create music and bring healing to ourselves and the world.

     - Craig & Laura Berman Benelli