Practitioner Training Requirements

The Application period for the 2021-2022 academic year closed on August 31, 2021

NOTE – If you were unable to apply due to a unique circumstance, contact Rev James Peak at

Practitioner Training is completed as two courses, Practitioner I & Practitioner II, over a two year period. Each course begins in October (see details below), lasts 30 weeks, and culminates in a required end-of-year retreat. Class size will not exceed twenty (20) students per class.

Students who have completed the 6 required prerequisite courses may apply for entry into the CSL Online Practitioner I Training.

Students who have completed the 6 required prerequisite courses and Practitioner I training, may apply for entry into the CSL Online Practitioner II Training.

All students must complete the requirements listed below. Be sure to download the application prior to completing it.

1.) Online Education Program Practitioner Training Application

Submit applications to Rev. James Peak, Education Program Coordinator, at

2.) Affiliation Agreement. The CSL Online Education Program requires that all students enrolled in the Practitioner Training Program through CSL Online Education, must have an Affiliation Agreement on file throughout the duration of their Practitioner Training detailing CSL Community membership. Review the Affiliation Agreement Policy listed below and then complete the Online Prac Training Affiliation Agreement Form. Forms are submitted to Rev. James Peak, Education Program Coordinator, at

Affiliation Agreement Policy

Online Practitioner 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.

NOTE: Instructions on how to submit the letters of recommendation are listed in the application.

4.) Schedule and Complete Interview. All students are required to complete an interview with the Practitioner Training Instructor and a Representative from the CSL Spiritual Development Education department, prior to entry into the course. Upon receipt of your Application and Affiliation Agreement, you will be contacted with details on how to schedule your interview.

Practitioner Registration

Registration for the 2021-2022 Practitioner training opens the first week in August. Once the above requirements have been completed, students can register for the Practitioner Training course. You will be provided a unique registration link. Tuition for the course will include all additional fees, including the retreat fee for the required end-of-year retreat. Registration is due by September 23, 2021

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, due by the first week of each term. Please note all Payment Plans include a non-refundable payment plan fee of $100.
Total tuition when paid utilizing a payment plan = $1300
*To register with a payment plan, contact Rev. James Peak, 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.

2021 – 2022 Practitioner Class Start Dates

Practitioner I:

Instructor: Rev. Ogla Silva – starts Sunday, October 3rd, 2021, at 4:00 PM MT (USA), 11:00 PM GMT

Practitioner II:

Students affiliating with the CSL Virtual Practitioner Program (not a local center), are highly encouraged to enroll in the Prac II class led by Rev. Julie

Instructor: Rev. Julie Lobato – starts Tuesday, October 5th, 2021, at 5:00 PM MT (USA), 12:00 AM (next day) GMT

Instructor: Linda Watson, RScP Emeritus- starts Thursday, October 7th, 2021, at 5:00 PM MT (USA), 12:00 AM (next day) GMT

2021 – 2022 Practitioner Student Retreat

Dates: June 3rd-5th, 2022
Location: TBD

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