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Frequently Asked Questions

About STOTT PILATES Course Exams

Exams






The following questions and answers
explain the procedure to obtain your
STOTT PILATES® Certification

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Q.

I can't take my exam at a STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Center.
What are my options?

A.

If you are unable to complete the written portion of your exam at a Licensed Training Center you have the option of writing the exam by Proctor.

The conditions of a proctored exam include the following: A third, uninterested party (notary or public library) must oversee / supervise the written exam.

Exam must be taken within the 6-month period after the last certification course was completed.

Exam fees (practical and written) must be paid in full prior to sending the written exam to the specified Proctor.

Use of a public library is standard protocol for most STOTT PILATES Certification course examinations as these locations proctor a variety of examinations for various organizations.

Proctored Exam Procedure
Contact the STOTT PILATES Education Department at 1-800-910-0001 ext. 0984 or email education@stottpilates.com to express your intent to write an exam.
BulletYou will need to provide the following information:
BulletExam location (i.e. public library), mailing address, and phone number
BulletContact person supervising the written exam
BulletMethod of payment (VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, or money order)

The exam package will be sent to the contact person at the specified exam location. It will contain the following:
BulletSTOTT PILATES Certification course written exam (1 copy)
BulletReceipt of payment
BulletPre-addressed return envelope

Student Responsibilities:
BulletSet a time and date to write the exam.
BulletProvide all up-to-date contact information on the front page of the written exam (home / work / fax numbers and email address) so we can notify you of the results.
BulletComplete Observation and Practice Logs. We will not process exams without this accompanying paperwork.

Proctor Responsibilities:
BulletReceive the STOTT PILATES examination package.
BulletSupervise the examination process (date, time, and location to be agreed upon
by the Proctor and Student)
BulletSeal the pre-addressed return envelope (with completed written exam) and sign the back portion of the sealed envelope to ensure authenticity. The student is responsible for the postage of this package.

Video Exam Procedure
The purpose of the practical examination is to observe you as you lead a "subject" through a workout. The subject should be another STOTT PILATES student who has taken the course covering the same level and repertoire covered in the exam. The videotaped workout will be 1 hour for the Matwork exam, 1-1/2 hours for the Matwork & Reformer exam, and 2 hours for the Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels exam.

Technical Considerations:
BulletPosition the camera to observe a side view of the subject's body (the entire length), allowing for an additional 3 feet on either end to ensure enough room to move about. Be sure to keep the view close enough so that details in the subject's movement and the interaction between you and your subject can be seen.
BulletTest the video equipment and sound level and make sure that it records properly and that your voice can be heard on the tape.
BulletFace the camera (instructing on the far side of the subject to avoid obstructing the view).
BulletCamera adjustments should be performed at natural breaks in the examination process (i.e. between the postural analysis and mat workout or between the mat workout and reformer workout).
BulletVideo editing is NOT permitted.
BulletThe tape should NOT be stopped at any other point during the practical component of the examination. Your subject's workout should be continuous.
BulletThe use of notes including postual analysis check list or manuals is NOT permitted
BulletVideo must be sent in either DVD or mini DVD formats.

We do NOT accept any other format for practical examination submission.

Conducting the Exam:
Please read, What is involved in the practical exam? Section for more detail. Follow the timelines and minimum requirements outlined.

You should state your name and the name of your test subject (the test subject must be familiar with the required repertoire associated with your exam).



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