More than simply a program of study, the Comprehensive Apparatus Program is an exciting and challenging immersion into the art and science of Pilates. In this program students gain knowledge of Pilates theory, exercises, and teaching skills on all the Pilates apparatus, including BASI’s proprietary Avalon System®.
The BASI Comprehensive Apparatus Program is for students who have completed the Foundation Apparatus Program. It is comprised of 36 hours of lecture divided into six study modules. Upon completion of the program, a student will be qualified to:
Once students complete the Comprehensive Apparatus Program, they may test for a BASI Pilates teaching credential which will qualify them as a teacher of BASI Pilates Advanced Principles, and embark on a career as a fully qualified Pilates professional.
Learn more about our educational programs, download the BASI brochure.
The Comprehensive Apparatus Program is taught by members of the BASI Pilates faculty in Host studios around the world. Programs are ongoing in multiple locations throughout the year. Find the program closest to you.
The module portion of the program is generally held over a six month period and requires approximately 500 hours of study, practice, observation and apprentice teaching.
The process of becoming a skilled teacher is highly individual and BASI encourages each individual to work at his or her own pace. The goal is to develop excellence in each and every person, irrespective of how long it takes. Students are allowed to repeat any element of the examination process to achieve the required BASI Pilates standard.
All programs, no matter where they are held, are under the supervision of BASI Pilates and conform to BASI Pilates policies and procedures.
When you are a BASI qualified Pilates professional you have graduated the most rigorous, as well as exciting and positively life-changing, Pilates teacher training program in the business. You will be qualified to teach Pilates at all levels and on all equipment, as well as on the Avalon System. You will have an education you can be proud of and be ready to start a career in the Pilates industry.
Standard Comprehensive: $1999*USD
Dance Specialization Comprehensive: $1799**USD
ProBridge Comprehensive: $1499**USD
Program Fees includes a Final Written Exams.
A $500 USD deposit is required, with the balance to be paid up to 10 business days prior to commencement of program.
Tuition fees charged by international BASI licensees may differ from those specified here. For up-to-date international payment information please see the specific course.
If paying by bank transfer, all bank fees will be the sole responsibility of the enrolled student at time of payment. All fee payments are receipted and are exclusive of sales tax. Please let the BASI Pilates office know in advance if a pro-forma invoice is required.
* Students who register for both the Foundation Program and the Comprehensive Program (Standard or ProBridge) will receive a $200 USD discount on the Comprehensive Program Fee. Must sign up for both programs at the same time.
** These are specialized programs with unique prerequisites and are subsidized (by BASI Pilates).
Teaching Credential Fees
For those seeking teaching credentials for the Comprehensive Apparatus Program, there is a $250 USD examination fee for the Practical Examination and Teaching Evaluation.
Additional fees may apply to obtain Student Hours or any other educational resource to help with the study and practice of the BASI Method. For more information, please contact BASI Academy.
Teaching evaluations for the Mat and Comprehensive Apparatus Programs will be administered at the BASI Academy and other select testing locations several times a year. Note that locations outside of the USA may follow different testing protocols. Contact BASI Academy or a BASI Licensee (if your program is within a Licensee area), for details.
To receive the Comprehensive Teaching Credential, students must complete and pass the following requirements:
*Additional fees may apply.
Students seeking a Teaching Credential are encouraged to begin their hours during the Foundation Apparatus Program.
The requirements for each program should be completed during the program or up to one year following the completion of the final module. If the requirements are not completed within three years, students will need to Audit* 50% of the modules prior to submitting hours or completing the final exams and receiving a BASI teaching credential. Hours must be logged and submitted to BASI Pilates on the downloadable forms or online. *Auditing fees will apply.
Those students meeting the required standard set by BASI Pilates, as well as completing the requirements, will receive the appropriate internationally recognized and acclaimed BASI teaching credential.
BASI Pilates is proud to offer its students and graduates premium liability coverage from Pilates Insurance Plus at a special group rate.
BASI Pilates has teamed with Pilates Insurance Plus (PIP) to offer its students and graduates the best liability insurance available for the lowest cost! BASI is the first Pilates educational institute to implement a group liability insurance discount from Pilates Insurance Plus to cover its students both during enrollment and following graduation for a total of 12 months. For the first-year rate of $79, BASI students receive professional, general and product liability insurance, rental damage insurance, identity theft protection and stolen equipment coverage. Each student also receives a free professional website! BASI graduates have access to the same premium coverage and benefits for the discounted annual rate of $149. Plus, each graduate receives coverage for more than 350 health and wellness disciplines!
For more information, call 800-969-3189.