I feel like I have been called to help others but where do I start?
Knowing that it is not our place to decide who the Almighty calls, but realizing that as a credentialing jurisdiction it is our place to help make it possible, the PMA developed the Fast Track Training program. The first thing we had to do was find quality training programs that are scripturally valid, informative, affordable and designed to get you in practice helping others as quickly as possible.
-And we did!
Fast Track Q & A
Question: Exactly what is Fast Track Training and what does it do for me?
Answer: The PMA reviews and endorses training programs that require less than 6 months to complete and which are focused on either physical, mental or spiritual health improvement and recovery. Course content must be designed so that graduates can be reasonably expected to have a basic working knowledge of the subject matter, and be able to competently apply the learning in practice upon graduation.
Question: What are the educational requirements for admission into the Fast Track training programs?
Answer: The Fast Track program is designed for
entry level practitioners, therefore to qualify as a Fast Track
provider, the training program must allow entry to students with a high school education.
Question: After I graduate from a Fast Track program, what do I have to do to qualify for PMA license, why do I need it, what is it and what does it do for me?
Answer: A high school level education, completion of a PMA approved Fast Track program and passing a background review is all that is required to qualify for PMA level one license. Practitioners must make sure that they can offer services legally without violating State practice laws. All U.S. States and most other countries respect the rights of pastoral based providers and make provision to exempt them from State licensure requirements, and at the same time permit them to offer and charge for their services. PMA license provides a path for you to answer your calling in full compliance with the law.
Question: Question: What does PMA license cost?
Answer: Each applicants cost for license is determined as the applicant proceeds through the license process and multiple variables are considered. As a standard, the monthly license fee should be about the average that a practitioner charges for one or two patient visits.
Question: If I have a choice in Fast Track program types, should I start with coursework directed toward the physical, mental or spiritual areas of training first?
Answer: We feel that the primary need at this time is for more graduates of coursework directed to helping in the mental and spiritual areas. A very high percentage of health issues have their roots in these areas and attending these issues first often also relieves the physical distress an individual is suffering.
Question: Can I take one of the Fast Track programs as additional training if I am already licensed by the PMA?
Answer: Graduation from a PMA approved Fast Track program is a great way to satisfy your PMA annual CEU requirement for the year, and, to add an additional endorsement to your commission of license. Additional endorsements expand your scope of practice to include the new learning.
Question: How do I apply for PMA license after completion of a Fast Track training program?
Answer: Graduates may contact the PMA directly at email@example.com. or simply register as a Candidate for license here.Back to Fast Track Programs