Practitioner Training Requirements

Prospective students may begin completing their application for entry into the Online Practitioner Training Program for 2019 - 2020.  Be sure to select the correct application, download the application first, then open the file and complete the information.  The Online Practitioner Training schedule and interview information will be updated as soon as it is available. 

Practitioner Training is completed as two courses, Practitioner I & Practitioner II, over a two year period.  Each course begins in Fall term, lasts 30 weeks, and culminates in a required end-of-year retreat.

Students who have completed the 6 required prerequisite courses can apply for entry into Practitioner Training through the Online Education Program. 

All students must complete the requirements listed below for each year of Practitioner Training.  

1.) Online Education Program Practitioner Training Application.  

Applications can be submitted to the Online Education Program Coordinator.

2.) Affiliation Agreement. CSL Online Education Program requires that any student enrolled in the Practitioner Training Program through CSL Online Education, must have an Affiliation Agreement on file throughout the duration of Practitioner Training detailing CSL Community membership.  Review the Affiliation Agreement Policy listed below and then complete the Online Prac Training Affiliation Agreement Form.  Form can be submitted to the Online Education Program Coordinator.

Affiliation Agreement Policy

Online Prac Training Affiliation Agreement Form

3.) 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.

4.) Interview with Practitioner Training Instructor.  All students are required to complete an interview with the Practitioner Training Instructor prior to entry into the course.  Please review the 2019 -2020 schedule below and select the link to schedule your interview with the practitioner instructor you intend to take the class with.

Practitioner I

Practitioner II

Practitioner II

Rev. Sunday Cote

Rev. Dr. Ogla Silva

Rev. Michelle Wadleigh




4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Pacific Time

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Pacific Time

4:30 PM – 7:30 PM Pacific Time

October 8, 2019 – May 19, 2020

September 15, 2019 – May 17, 2020

September 17, 2019 – May 19, 2020

Click here to interview with Rev. Sunday Cote

Click here to interview with Rev. Ogla

Click here to interview with Rev. Michelle


Registration for Fall term opens the first week in August.  Once the above requirements have been completed, students can register for the Practitioner Training course (see Upcoming Courses for details)  Tuition for the course will include all additional fees, including the retreat fee for the required end-of-year retreat.  Students can choose to pay the tuition in full at the time of registration, or can elect to utilize a payment plan, which will include additional processing fees.

Practitioner Course Tuition

Students have 2 options for payment of tuition for Practitioner Training courses.

1.) Payment in full at the time of registration.
Students can elect to pay the tuition and fees in full for the year at the time of registration (including registration, technology & retreat fees).
Total tuition when paid in full at the time of registration = $1200

2.) Payment Plan
Students can elect to pay the tuition and fees in 3 installments, paid out the first week of each term.  Please note all Payment Plans include a non-refundable payment plan fee.
Total tuition when paid utilizing a payment plan = $1300 ($433.33 per term).
*To register with a payment plan, contact the Online Education Program Coordinator at 

End-of-Year In-Person Retreat


Students who complete Practitioner Training through the CSL Online Education Program are required to attend an End-of-Year Retreat in-person, for each year of Practitioner Training.

Retreat fees are included in the tuition for the Practitioner course.  However, students will need to provide and coordinate their own travel & lodging.  Some meals will be provided over the retreat weekend, but not all.

2019 - 2020 Practitioner Course Retreat

Dates: TBD
Location: TBD

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Students must complete all application requirements prior to registering for the course.

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