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Pilates Certification Programs

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Congratulations for taking the first step on your journey to become a certified Pilates Instructor!

Teaching Pilates is a challenging and rewarding career – and qualified Pilates teachers are in high demand. Pilates Instructor Academy™ understands the importance of choosing the right Pilates certification program. Whether you are interested in teaching Pilates mat and/or Reformer Classes, or achieving comprehensive NPCP (formerly PMA) Certification, we have a solution for you! There are many Pilates teacher training options available for you, however, cost and quality of the programs can vary greatly. We appreciate your trust and are committed to providing the highest quality, contemporary Pilates instructor certification available.

Following an academic model, PIA's Pilates teacher training curricula was designed with YOU, and your career as a Pilates teacher, in mind. Our courses are accessible, flexible, and affordable. As a PIA™ student, you can elect to take the entire comprehensive 500 hour equipment program all at once, or pick and choose to take courses as best fits your needs, schedule and budget.

Pilates Instructor Academy’s™ training, assessment-based certificate programs and continuing education are based on a college curriculum model. Graduates of the full 500 hour comprehensive Pilates instructor certificate are receiving the equivalent of an associate’s degree, in terms of credit hours, and will be completely prepared to sit for the National Pilates Certification Program (formerly PMA) -  the ONLY on-profit, third-party, NCCA accredited Pilates instructor certification. To complete the full requirements necessary to sit for the NPCP (formerly PMA) Certified Pilates Teacher Exam, all prerequisites must be satisfied, and required courses must be taken order of level (100 level courses, followed by 200 level courses, and then 300 and 400 level courses).

Solutions for YOUR Pilates Career!

My Pilates Career Goal…Required WorkshopsSelf Practice & ObservationApprenticeshipCost






Teach Pilates Mat Classes

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  • Mat 101
    15 hours
  • Mat 102
    10 hours

Combined are Comprehensive Pilates Mat Certification

  • 10 hours Self-Practice
  • 10 hours Observation

None required

  • Mat 101 $650
  • Mat 102 $550

Total $1,100 lump sum payment






Teach Pilates Reformer Classes

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Complete Mat 101 and 102 plus:

  • Anatomy 201 (online)
    20 hours
  • Reformer 301
    12 hours

Complete Mat 101 and 102 plus:

  • 25 hours Self Practice
  • 25 Hours Observation

100 hours

  • Comprehensive Mat 101 & 102 $1,100
  • Anatomy 201 $349
  • Reformer 301 $2,050

Total $3,499 lump sum payment






Teach all Pilates Equipment

Comprehensively Trained* 

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Complete Mat 101, Mat 102, Anatomy 201 and Reformer 301 plus:

  • Trapeze Table/Tower 302
    10 hours
  • Chair and Barrels 303
    10 hours

Complete Mat 101 and 102, Anatomy 201 and Reformer 301 plus:

  • 25 hours Self Practice
  • 25 hours Observation

Complete Reformer 301 plus:

  • 200 additional hours for Comprehensive Equipment

Total of 300 hours

  • Comprehensive Pilates Mat Certification $1,100
  • Anatomy 201 $349
  • Reformer 301 $2,050
  • Trapeze Table/Tower 302 $975
  • Chair and Barrels 303 - $975

Total $5,100 lump sum payment

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Military spouses may qualify for tuition assistance through MyCaa.


*Exceeds minimum requirements and fully prepares you to pass the NPCP (formerly PMA) Certified Pilates Teacher exam

**201 Anatomy and Biomechanics is offered as an online course approximately 20 hours of study.