The reason we set things the classes upi that way is so that people who haven't taken the prereq's don't sign up for classes they aren't prepared to take. It helps us to ensure that the level of learning stays high in the higher education classes. Now you can test out of the Level 1 classes, and you can even test out of it before conference. Anne Nylander in New york is actually a credentialed examiner and you can contact her directly to take the Level 1 exam if you feel you are already competent in that level of learning. That way, at conference you are ready to move on to the Level 2 classes.
The certification has a lot of higher education learning that people are really excited about and finding a lot of value in.
If you have any questions about certification please feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or by calling me at 951-318-6947
Hope this helps!