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Practitioner Education Program


For more information on eligibility to become a Religious Science Practitioner and availability of courses seen above, please contact Rev. Dr. Kris Collins at info@somchurch.org or call (626) 332-6838.

Please consult Practitioner Education Program Catalog for change in course requirements beginning September 1, 2016.

To become a licensed Practitioner, students are required to successfully complete six (6) certificated courses as outlined below.

Additionally, two (2) Healing and Integration workshops must be completed before or during the 2 years of Practitioner Studies.

Coursework including workshops completed more than 5 years prior to application must be retaken.

Required courses:

  • Beyond Limits (formerly 101)
  • Power of Your Word *
  • Deeper Roots (formerly 301)
  • Essential Ernest Holmes (formerly 401)
  • Select Option A or B to fulfill remaining two courses required 


Option A – Students may select (2) courses from the Consciousness category
Option B – Students may select (1) consciousness course and (1) elective course
Note: Only one elective may be selected

Consciousness Courses:

  • Power of Your Word
  • Practical Mysticism (formerly 501)
  • Self Mastery
  • Teachings of Thomas Troward (formerly 402)**


Elective Courses:

  • Principles of Financial Freedom
  • Magic of the Soul (formerly 602)
  • Technologies of Conscious Living (formerly 601)
  • Seven Spiritual Laws of Success


* Treatment and Meditation course taken prior to 2015 may be used in lieu of Power of Your Word

** Teachings of Thomas Troward is eligible as a prerequisite course if taken within 5 years prior to application. This course is no longer being offered as part of our current curriculum.
Healing & Integration Workshops that qualify include the following:

  • Inner Child Journey
  • What Will Set You Free
  • What Will Set You Free Integration
  • Sacred Woman, Holy Life (women only)


Practitioner Education Program
A two-year program in advanced spiritual awareness that develops a healing consciousness and prepares the student for becoming a licensed Religious Science Practitioner.

Practitioner I: Living The Principles
The first year of Practitioner study is devoted to advancing spiritual consciousness. The program provides an avenue for compassionate understanding of self and others and develops spiritual awareness for seeing beyond conditions and discerning spiritual Truth.
30 sessions

Practitioner II: The Life Of The Practitioner
The second year focuses on developing the consciousness, skills and responsibilities of a licensed Practitioner, the principles we teach, the healing process and your relationship to our beloved Sanctuary, the community and the world.
30 sessions (prerequisite Practitioner I)


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