- Choose a program that fits your needs.fitness image by Tomasz Wojnarowicz from Fotolia.com
Decide whether you would like to teach classical or contemporary Pilates. Because teacher-certification programs vary in cost and length, decide how much time and money you can dedicate to a certification program.
- Many programs require their students to take a certain amount of Pilates sessions with a certified instructor before accepting them into their teacher-certification program.
- Perform an apprenticeship.young woman enjoying life outdoor image by Galina Barskaya from Fotolia.com
Most reputable teacher-certification programs require that potential instructors perform between 450- and 950-hour apprenticeships. The apprenticeship generally consists of observing, assisting and teaching under the supervision of a trained instructor. Many programs also require their potential instructors to perform the Pilates exercises with precision.
- Practice teaching.fitness girl image by Laser from Fotolia.com
Practice your new teaching techniques and verbal cuing on friends, family and fellow students.
- After completing the apprenticeship, take both a written test and a practical test. The written test typically includes an essay and multiple-choice questions. The practical test includes teaching and performing the exercises with precision.