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ACVA's List of Certifications Include:

Introduction to Vedic Astrology – a 7 week course on the fundamentals of Vedic astrology. This is a great credential for those who want to develop a beginner’s level of knowledge to complement their personal knowledge or to add to their professional reputation and skills as a Yoga teacher, an Ayurveda practitioner, a meditation instructor and more…

ACVA Certified Level I – a thorough 30 week course of study focused on an intermediate level of understanding and application of the principles and practice of Vedic astrology.

ACVA Certified Level II - is designed for advanced learners who have already earned their Level I certification, or equivalent at other Vedic astrology learning institutions. The ACVA Level II program is comprised of an additional 30 weeks of advanced online course room learning in advanced principles and practice of Vedic astrology.

ACVA Certified Vedic Astrology Coach™ (VAC) is a 9 week training program for ACVA Level II certified astrologers, or their equivalent from another learning institution. Becoming a Certified Vedic Astrology Coach allows learners to deepen their
professionalism and to advance their skills in working co-actively with clients to help them construct a new future.

ACVA Certified Jyotish Online Instructor™ (JOI) is a three week training course on the fundamentals for teaching Vedic astrology in an online environment. Most major universities around the world train their instructors about using the internet as a means of effectively interacting with learners at a distance. Take your JOI certification to apply for a teaching position at ACVA.

Test Out on your ACVA Certifications Online

ACVA provides a guidebook of terms and concepts for Level I and Level II to allow advanced professionals from any school of Vedic astrology to accelerate their journey towards an ACVA certification. Applicants take a live proctored online exam, from anywhere in the world, to certify their competence to hold the Level I and Level II designations. The guidebooks are available at

ACVA Learning Models

The American College of Vedic Astrology™ (ACVA) offers you our high quality Vedic astrology education in a convenient online format to suit your schedule and goals as a Vedic learner. ACVA, and its staff of professional educators/astrologers, has developed Vedic astrology courses following instructional styles suited to the diversity of learners around the world. ACVA’s learning models have been created from a realization that tailored learning methods are needed to reach the diversity of learning styles. High performance knowledge transfer cannot be achieved in the one-size-fits-all traditional instructional approach.

Instructor-Led Online Course Room Model – ACVA’s Instructor-Led online courses offer you a virtual classroom complete with fellow learners, instructor guidance and feedback, and Vedic astrology’s most comprehensive curriculum. Study Vedic astrology within the comfort and convenience of an online course structure. Stay focused in your studies with the support of co-learners and an ACVA certified Jyotish Online Instructor (JOI).

Tutor-Led Model – study independently under the guidance of an ACVA approved Tutor. The ACVA approved tutor is available to help guide you as needed, as you work your way through the ACVA designed online courses. Fees and hours of study are arranged privately between tutor and student. ACVA’s Tutor-Led Model does not require credit hours towards the final certification. The tutor is available to help you gain the knowledge needed to qualify for ACVA Certification exams. Self-Paced Model – study Vedic astrology with ACVA Online following the well-designed, structure of online courses, anywhere, any time, on your own, and at your own pace. You can take a few or all of the courses as suits your learning objectives. ACVA approved Tutors are available for individual tutoring as needed and as arranged privately between learner and tutor.

Take Your Exams Online… Anywhere, Anytime. When You’re Ready!

When you're ready you can take the appropriate ACVA exams to validate the completeness of your learning, at any time, from anywhere in the world, no travel and no time constraints, or time zone challenges from preset testing dates.

You can also find out more about all of ACVA’s certificates of excellence and diverse instructional models by visiting our website at or by emailing

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