Professional Practitioner Studies Year II


grad capPractitioner Studies Year II is a 30 week course divided into 3 terms of 10 weeks each.  Students are required to attend an in-person retreat at the end of Professional Practitioner Studies, Year I and Year II, at a rotating location, the first weekend of June.

Licensing panels will take place as the group decides.

**Completion of Practitioner Studies I within the past three years is necessary to apply for Practitioner Studies II. 


To register for the 2018 Online Practitioner Training Retreat, please click here.



To register for Online Practitioner Training:

Students registering for Online Practitioner Training are required to complete the following in addition to having the letter of consent on file and registering and submitting payment of tuition through the registration page:

1.) Online Education Program Practitioner Training Application.  Please select your application from the following options:

Applications can be submitted to the Online Education Coordinator.

2.) At least 2 Letters of Recommendation, with at least one recommendation coming from a Minister.  Additional letters of recommendation can be submitted by previous instructors or Practitioners. Instructions on how to submit the letters of recommendation are listed on the entrance application.

3.) Interview with Practitioner Training Instructor.  All students are required to complete an interview with the Practitioner Training Teacher prior to entry into the course.

To schedule your interview, please follow the steps below.

  • Visit the CSL Education Department scheduling website.
  • Select Practitioner II Entry Interview.
  • Select an instructor to schedule your interview with.
  • Select a time from the available time slots to meet with your Practitioner teacher.
  • Complete contact information and book your appointment.

The teacher will be in contact with you if there needs to be an adjustment to the scheduled interview date or time.

Interviews are conducted using video conference technology.  Your teacher will send you information regarding how to connect.

4.) Students entering Practitioner Training Year II must complete a background check before beginning the course.

All students entering into Practitioner Training Year II who intend to license as a Licensed Spiritual Practitioner through Centers for Spiritual Living, must complete a background check through the Licensing and Credentialing Department before beginning the Practitioner Training Year II course.  Submit completed form to the Licensing and Credentialing Department with accompanying background check fees.  Details on fee payment and form submission are located on the background check form.

Students entering Practitioner Training in the Fall of 2018 can begin the application process in July of 2018.   Please note that students are able to complete and submit applications and schedule interviews at this time.  However, students cannot register and pay tuition for the Practitioner course until registration opens on August 1st.

If you have any questions about registration please email Misha Brigham, Online Education Program Coordinator using the contact form.


Required Books for Term I in addition to Year I Books:
How to Use the Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes - ISBN: 9780917849220
(page numbers in the workbook are for the 2005 and 2009 editions)
The Practitioner Code (to be provided online)
Seven Thousand Ways to Listen by Mark Nepo, 2012

Required Books for Term II in Addition to Year I and Term I Books:
Relationship Wisdom by Jerilyn Thiel (available at or
Living the Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
Spiritual Economics by Eric Butterworth
The Abundance Book by John Randolph Price
Seeing Good at Work by Dr. Joyce Duffala and Dr. Edward Viljoen
The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity by Edwene Gaines
Mind Over Medicine, Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself by Lissa Rankin, MD

No additional books for Term III

Please note: If you are an active member of a CSL affiliated community within 30 miles of residence, you need to have a Letter of Consent on file.  Please request that your Minister complete this form and email to the Online Education Program Coordinator.

If you are not an active member of a CSL community or live more than 30 miles away from the nearest community, you do not need to submit a letter of consent.

As a reminder, you are not completely registered until tuition is paid. Credit for this course is not issued until tuition has been paid in full.