Re-qualifications (for Non-NCPA certified Polestar graduates)
For non-NCPA certified Polestar graduates, in order to remain currently accredited you will need to undertake the following:
- Comprehensive (Studio/Rehab) graduates: 16 hours of Polestar-hosted CPD events* (Continuing Professional Development) every 2 years as well as 2 hours of self-practise and 10 hours teaching each week.
- Mat/Reformer graduates: 16 hours of Polestar-hosted CPD events* every 2 years as well as 2 hours of self-practise and 5 hours teaching each week.
*Can include some NCPA CEC points and/or paid-for Pilates Anytime workshops featuring Polestar presenters.
All you need to do is complete the form which can be downloaded from the website using the orange link below. Complete and return this to us every two years having paid the appropriate renewal fee online here (page 2 of store: £75.00 prior to expiry, £150.00 after expiry). We will then confirm your renewal with Polestar HQ in Miami and maintain your listing, as a currently accredited Polestar instructor on our “Find a Teacher” map.
So please check your renewal date and before then ensure you have completed the necessary hours. We run at least two Polestar Advanced training courses each year as well as numerous workshops so there are plenty of opportunities for you to complete the required hours – see our events calendar here.
Note if you have multiple certifications, these can be renewed on one form, for one fee with the necessary hours recorded once. Just remember to tick all the boxes that apply.
NCPA Certified Polestar Graduates (NCPTs)
If you become NCPA certified, all you need to do is to maintain your NCPT certification and your Polestar certification will be automatically renewed.
In the UK, the NCPA is not yet universally recognised so for us to adopt the same policy unilaterally would be somewhat premature. However, anyone who does decide to become a NCPT will automatically maintain their Polestar qualification provided they keep their NCPA certification current. Then all we will ask is that you send us your NCPT Certification number (which we will verify on the NCPA website) in order to maintain your Polestar accreditation – along with your listing in our “Find an Instructor” search facility. There is no application form to fill out and no fee assessed for comprehensive graduates renewing in this way.