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 that emphasizes and single site, provide a two-page narrative describing at the site you have developed over at least ten years, addressing the essential points of the portfolio requirements and including at least five photos revealing key features, as well as a short description of the public education that you have done regarding the site.
  • For the Design 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)