Certification is optional as jyotiṣa is a vedāñga or spirituality related discipline.
Students who wish to become Teachers of any course or Mentors will have to be certified
Students who wish to practice as professional consultants are encouraged to consider certification.
Entitlements and Honors like Jaimini Scholar (JSP), Jyotiṣa Paṇḍita (PJC Year-3), Jyotiṣa Guru (PJC Year-5) or any similar recognition, will not be awarded to one who does not pass the certification requirements
Every Certification has its own process which is dependent on the Program (and Course).