​The International Association of Vedic Astrology & Numerology unanimously started the establishment of certification standards of Vedic astrologers that the IAVAN started under the direction of Dr. David Frawley, then President of the council in 2003.

The current IAVAN certification standards are a continuation of the original council based tutor model, in which students mentor with a IAVAN recognized professional practitioner and tutor of their choice to fulfill the necessary requirements for testing and certification with the IAVAN.

The council was the first membership organization to set up standards in the west.​​The IAVAN has developed the Jyotish Visharada and Jyotish Kovid certification exams that set the international standards for IAVAN certification under the direction of the IAVAN Certification Committee: Dr. David Frawley, Nalini Kanta Das, Saket Bhatia, Dennis Flaherty, IAVAN Exam Provost James Kelleher, and our newest member Marianne Jacuzzi.​

Please visit our national and international list of IAVAN Certified Teachers and Practitioners to find a current IAVAN -certified teacher and practitioner in your area.

All IAVAN certified teachers and practitioners instruction qualifies for certification with the IAVAN if membership is current. Once professional membership is expired or not renewed instruction going forward is not recognized by the IAVAN . Please view the IAVAN certification page to peruse and familiarize yourself with IAVAN’s certification requirements, as well as the dates of upcoming IAVAN exams.


The IAVAN diplomas will grant the following benefits to IAVAN Professional Members:


IAVAN Jyotish Visharada and IAVAN Jyotish Kovid Professional members classes, and teaching tools and tutor based model will be accredited toward hours for IAVAN certification.


IAVAN Professional members will be listed and promoted on the IAVAN website with their titles, emails and contact numbers for clients and students who wish to contact them as an exclusive benefit. IAVAN Professional members who are IAVAN approved Teachers and Tutors will have 50 to 75 words to promote their astrological services in their listings on the Teachers and Tutors page on the IAVAN website.


IAVAN Professional members will receive complimentary IAVAN services


The IAVAN certification committee will assist IAVAN tutors in preparing their students for IAVAN examination by keeping a record of student accredited hours.

The IAVAN will have no special relationships with any one school, teacher, or organization. The continuing mission and vision of the IAVAN is to set standards of certification in Vedic astrology that reflect a growing, inclusive professionalism in our professional membership organization. For more information regarding IAVAN certification please contact the IAVAN at [email protected].