The certification is important to create a national/international standard. I do not agree with educational requirements of the CVA, but I promote the joining of efforts to make Vedic Astrology a respected science. The requirements are simple and for a student who has studied with me should require little effort.
Science of Light CVA Course Requirements:
In order to have all the required hours for CVA certification you need to have completed the Science of Light (SOL) course 1 completely which means to have passed the oral examination (practicum) of reading a chart as well as the ten case studies on a specific topic with me.
CVA certification requires 10 case study charts to be written. These are separate from those done on a specific topic in the Science of Light Course. These ten charts are ten readings that you have done. As your CVA sponsor, they are to be written in the same format as the oral exam (practicum) which is the format at the end of the SOL level 1 course in Chapter 16. The course is aimed for you to write your ten readings and have them reviewed with other students.
The CVA Jyotish Visharada written examination is 3 to 4 hours long and given at a CVA conference. Upon passing, the student will be granted a certificate of Jyotish Visharada from the Council of Vedic Astrology. All documents must be received by the CVA certification liaison 45 days prior to taking the examination. CVA Jyotish Visharada examination fee is $200. This fee must be paid 45 days prior to taking the examination.