According to the Permaculture Research Institute guidelines, the full Permaculture Design Course (PDC) is a 72- hour intensive program. This course involves study modules supported by practical exercises, photos, fieldwork and videos.
This PDC course should supply you with enough information and feedback to:
Plan and implement a Permaculture system for yourself and others.
Incorporate relevant Permaculture ideas and methods into existing systems (home, office, business, ecological restoration sites).
Assess systems for sustainability.
Develop your research into particular systems, technologies or strategies.
Develop personal interests in Permaculture subject areas.
Encourage community interest in activities that focus on real (and not just economic) growth and development.
Start-up or work in businesses related to Permaculture. (After getting your PDC, you will then be legally entitled to use the word “Permaculture” in your business and teaching activities).
The design course should provide you with a thorough understanding of Permaculture Design and enable you to begin teaching others.
On successful completion of the Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course, graduates are awarded an official Permaculture Design Certificate.