Certification is optional as jyotiṣa is a vedāñga or spirituality related discipline.
Students who wish to become Teachers of any course or Mentors will have to be certified
Students who wish to practice as professional consultants are encouraged to consider certification.
Entitlements and Honors like Jaimini Scholar (JSP), Jyotiṣa Paṇḍita (PJC Year-3), Jyotiṣa Guru (PJC Year-5) or any similar recognition, will not be awarded to one who does not pass the certification requirements
Every Certification has its own process which is dependent on the Program (and Course).
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The Parāśara Jyotiṣa course is to be taught in the tradition of Puri, India and includes spiritual instructions to develop the mind in order to grasp the entire subject. The student is to develop a keen understanding of Vedic astrology and will master all the śloka of Bṛhat Parāśara Horā Śāstra (BPHS).
The syllabus primarily includes the jyotiṣa classic Bṛhat Parāśara Horā Śāstra as available today. The various chapters are grouped into various “Topics” to be covered in two parts – (A) Jyotiṣa Paṇḍita ( Four Academic Years) and (B) Jyotiṣa Guru (Two Academic Years).
Brahma taught the Vedas and vedāñga (which includes Jyotiṣa) to his mind-born son Nārada. Some jyotiṣa teachings are available in the Nārada saṁhitā. In turn devarṣi Nārada passed this knowledge to Maharṣi Saunaka.