Safrut Program FAQs

What language is the course in? English, however some proficiency in classical Hebrew texts is required.

How many hours a week do I need to invest? The class is one and a half hours a week. In addition, to keep up and be certified after the ten weeks it may take 2 – 4 hours of learning and practicing to write depending on each person.

Can I finish the class after the ten weeks? Yes, but you have up to a year after the class to have access to the teacher and complete the course materials.

If I cannot watch the class live each week, can I do the class just by watching the archives? Yes. And you can rewatch the archives as many time as you want during the year from when you entered the class.

Does the course prepare for all types of nusach (Ashkenazi, Sefaradi, Edot Mizrach, Arizal, etc…)? Yes

Will this class prepare me to take other safrut tests if I want a second certification? Yes. This class will prepare you to take any other standard test you may want.

How do I get supplies? Please see our supplies page HERE

Who gives the certification? and Machon Melechet Shamayim.

Would an outside certification exam be in English? Expect those in Israel to be in Hebrew and those in English speaking countries to be in English.

If I studied Safrut before and have even been practicing for years but was never certified am I over-qualified for this course? No. If someone has more experience or talent this course will help you develop your skills, technique, and mastery of the relevant halachot even further.

Can I take the course and not be certified? Yes, you do not need to take the exam.

Can I take the course without getting certification for free or with a discount? Unfortunately, no.