My understanding, from following their (KM) forum, is that the two week instructor cert. programs are for individuals already proficient in the MA and who have been taking KM classes and workshops for some time previous to attendin the cert. course. That would make it more of a "Finishing School" than a "Basic Training". I personally have mixed feelings about some of KM but all of my personal contact with the L.A. group has been positive and I consider them to be a professional organization with integrity.