Aerial Physique Teacher Training FAQs

  • Is there an age requirement? 

Yes, all program attendees must be 18 years of age. 

  • I've been doing aerial for a year, can I apply? 

We applaud your enthusiasm, however, we require a minimum of 2-3 years of aerial silks experience to apply.

  • Is there an application fee?

To apply for our 2020 Level One courses, there is a non-refundable $25 USD fee that includes a review of your video and application by Jill Franklin. There is no fee to apply for Level Two or Three. 

  • What if I'm not accepted in the course? 

If you're not accepted, it's likely due to a lack of experience or the necessary skill set that is required to take part in the course. Jill offers individual feedback for each applicant with tips for improvement. 

  • How much is the course? 

​Our 2020 courses are $1299 USD or 3 payments of $450 USD. For the payment plan, the 1st payment is due to reserve your spot, the 2nd is due 2 months prior to the course and the 3rd 1 month prior (rates do not apply for courses in China).

Aerial Physique is not responsible for the cost of flights, meals or accommodations.

  • Is the program recognized through a national fitness or circus education association?

Aerial Physique Teacher Training is proudly recognized by NASM, AFFA and American Circus Educators.

  • I'm interested in taking the course to obtain CEUs for my NASM or AFFA certification. How many credits is the course good for? 

For NASM 1.9 CEUs and for AFAA 15 CEUs. 


  • I’m interested in taking the course but don’t intend to teach. Is this allowed?

Yes! Everyone attends our courses for different reasons. Many aerialists join to gain more awareness and understanding of their own practice. If this is your intention, please indicate it on the application.

  • Will I get a certificate? 

Attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion from Aerial Physique Inc. upon completion of the following:

  1. Attendance of all 30 in-class hours of training.

  2. Maintains a positive attitude, demonstrates respect for course guidelines, your instructor and peers.

  3. Passing scores on the final written, skills & teaching tests taken during the course. We are seeking excellence in our teacher training graduates and have high standards for a passing score. If you do not pass you will be given 1 year to submit a video and complete any requirements. Submissions within 1 year from your course completion date are complimentary. Following the 1-year mark, all submissions will incur a review fee of $100 USD.

  4. CPR/First Aid certification (can be completed online)

  • What if I don’t pass the final tests?

We are seeking excellence in our teacher training graduates and have high standards for a passing score. If you do not pass you will be given 12 months to practice your skills and submit a video to Jill Franklin for approval. The first video submission review is complimentary. Following that, if a passing score is not granted there is a $100 (usd) fee for all submissions thereafter. 


  • Where can I complete the CPR & First Aid Course?

Although in-person is ideal, there are many online options. We recommend the National CPR Foundation CPR/AED and First Aid course for only $20.95. This course is required to receive your Aerial Physique Teacher Training Certification.

  • I took a Level One course but with a different aerial teacher training provider. Can I skip Level One with Aerial Physique and do Level Two? 

Each aerial arts course covers unique skills and curriculum. For this reason, we require all attendees to complete and pass our Level One course prior to attending Level Two. 


  • Does my certification expire?

Once you receive your Aerial Physique Teacher Training Certification it does not expire. However, we expect that you will stay active in the aerial community as an aerialist and instructor. 

  • Will the course be taught in English? 

All course materials are in English. Some international courses may be led with a translator, please email to inquire further.


  • Do you offer teacher training in lyra, hammock, rope or trapeze? 

Currently, we only offer aerial silk teacher training courses. 

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4700 West Jefferson Blvd. Suite 107 Los Angeles, CA 90016