Fast-Track Diploma Requirements

PINA has invited approximately 70 Senior Permaculturists — generally those with 10-20 years of experience in the field — to apply for a diploma based on work already accomplished.

Membership in PINA at the diplomate level of $60 per year is required to apply, as well as the application fee of $200.  The Fast Track application includes registration for membership at the professional level.

Senior Site Designer Requirements

  • At least 10 years of practical in-depth experience in design work.
  • Completed at least 20 permaculture designs in a diversity of contexts, at a variety of scales.

Senior Teacher Requirements

  • At least 10 years of practical in-depth experience in design work.
  • Completed at least 10 permaculture designs in a diversity of contexts, at a variety of scales.
  • Maintained the ethics and integrity of the Mollison curriculum.
  • Taught permaculture for over 10 years, leading a minimum of 20 PDCs.

Senior Site Development & Implementation

  • At least 10 years of practical in-depth experience in site development and implementation work.
  • Completed at least two site designs you have authored, indicating location, context and area of land.
  • For the Site Development emphasis, provide a two-page narrative describing a single site you have developed over at least ten years, addressing the essential points of the Portfolio requirements and including at least five photographs revealing key features, as well as a short description of the public education that you have done regarding the site.
  • For the Implementation emphasis, list 20 sites where you have provided primary implementation, each with a short description.

Only people who have been invited by PINA can apply for a Fast-Track diploma.

Fast Track Online Application

Handout: Fast-Track Diploma Application Form (pdf)