We suggest at a minimum of 4 hours study a week on top of the weekly lesson. The technique of collecting the blood samples is fairly easy to master and most students are completely proficient in this within a month. Most students are also able to identify the most common anomalies correctly within 1-2 months, but it is important to have as much knowledge as possible because clients often ask questions, and some clients are sceptical, so as a practitioner you need to have as much information to draw from as possible. Most practitioners are able to start practicing after 3 months, your proficiency will constantly improve as you see more and more clients and get hands-on experience with LBA.