Course Exam Prep

Preparing for Your STOTT PILATES® Certification Exam

STOTT PILATES® certification shows clients and employers that you are a well-qualified professional. At the conclusion of each course, you receive a letter of completion and continuing education credits.

STOTT PILATES® certification is awarded upon successful completion of a course plus a written and practical exam.

  • To schedule your exam, contact our Director of Education, Joy Karl, at joyka48@gmail.com or 937-371-8176
  • Exams must be paid for at the time of scheduling
  • Exam fees are non-refundable
  • Exams may be rescheduled up to 2 weeks prior to the test date

Important General Info About All Certification Exams

  • At the time of scheduling an exam, payment must be provided.
  • All certification exams are non-refundable once exam is scheduled.
  • All fees cover both the practical and written exam for the relevant course.
  • Exams must be taken within six months of the last course completed and there is a fee associated with each exam. The written and practical components may be taken on different days but MUST be taken within 7 days of one another.
  • Exam material is cumulative so students can certify in stages by taking an exam after each course or after a series of courses, e.g. students certified in Matwork must take a combined Matwork and Reformer exam should they wish to subsequently certify in Reformer. This also applies to students certified in Reformer who wish to move on to CCB certification.
  • Successful completion of Matwork; Reformer; Cadillac, Chair & Barrels; Advanced Repertoire; ISP courses and exams are required for full certification.
  • If an exam is needed to be retaken- it is recommended to have some private sessions with an instructor trainer to better help prepare for exam. The price for a private session with an instructor trainer is $115.
  • Completed Observation and Practice Logs must be brought to the practical exam. Exams will not be processed unless accompanied by these logs.
  • The time allotted for the workout portion of the exam will not allow for the completion of all exercises in the full repertoire. You must ensure that the exercises chosen represent a well-rounded workout that address all aspects of movement (i.e. flexion, extension, rotation, etc.) and cover the required number of Essential, Intermediate or Advanced exercises, while being appropriate to your subject.

Fees for STOTT PILATES® Written and Practical Certification Exams offered by Pilates Movement Studio

Exam Price
Intensive Mat Plus (Level 1) $255
Intensive Reformer (Level 1) $255
Intensive Mat Plus & Reformer (Level 1) $285
Intensive Mat Plus, Intensive Reformer, and Intensive Cadillac, Chair, Barrels (Level 1) $375
Advanced Mat (Level 2) $210
Advanced Reformer (Level 2) $210
Advanced Mat & Advanced Reformer (Level 2) $210
Advanced Mat, Advanced Reformer and Advanced Cadillac, Chair, Barrels (Level 2) $210
Mat, Reformer and CCB (Level 1 and Level 2) $375
Written Exam Retake $130
Practical Exam Retake $150
Instructor Trainer private session $115

Exam Preparation

Preparing to take a STOTT PILATES® course examination requires time and attention. In addition to physically reviewing the exercises and understanding the material conceptually, you will be required to apply what you have learned to a real body in a timed setting.

Recommended Exam Preparation Techniques:

  • Practice teaching as many different people as possible (family, friends and classmates).
  • Practice teaching helps apply your knowledge, adapt it to many different body types, improve your teaching skills, and become comfortable with the experience of teaching.
  • Practice teaching within the specified timelines and meeting at least the minimum number of exercises per session.
  • Take STOTT PILATES classes to gain more exposure to the methodologies
  • Work privately with an Instructor Trainer by calling Director of Education Joy Karl at 937-371-8176, or email joyka48@gmail.com, to set up a private session with an Instructor Trainer.

Study Tools

In addition to STOTT PILATES® manuals and support books, other highly recommended books and resources include the following:

  • “Trail Guide to the Body”, Andrew Biel
  • “Atlas of Anatomy”, Gilroy, MacPherson, Ross
  • “Muscular System Flash Pak”, Bryan Edwards
  • “Anatomy Flash Cards”, Anne Gilroy
  • “Anatomy of Movement”, Blandine Germain

Exam FAQs

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE MY COURSE EXAMINATION?
WHAT EXAMS SHOULD I TAKE?
WHAT IS A PASSING SCORE?
WHAT IF MY COURSE FINISHED LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS AGO?
WHAT WILL I BE ASKED TO DO FOR MY PRACTICAL EXAM?
HOW MANY EXERCISES AM I REQUIRED TO TEACH FOR THE PRACTICAL PORTION OF MY CERTIFICATION EXAM?
WHAT IS THE BEST PREPARATION FOR THE PRACTICAL PORTION OF MY EXAM?
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW FOR MY WRITTEN EXAMINATION?
I CAN’T TAKE MY EXAM AT A STOTT PILATES LICENSED TRAINING CENTER. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF MY RESULTS?
WHAT IF I DON’T PASS MY EXAM?