academy_imageThe Iowa Academy of Masonic Knowledge (IAMK) is a committee of the Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M., that offers Freemasons opportunities for advanced study of the Three Degrees of Freemasonry.

The Academy includes numerous courses of study for Entered Apprentices, Fellowcrafts, and Master Masons. Members of the Academy have access to a vast collection of Masonic Research resources while they advance through three levels of research including the Academy’s Featured Program: the Masonic Scholar (Level I); the Master Scholar (Level II); and the Adept Scholar of the Academy (Level III).

Symbolism is another focus of the Academy including the “Symbolism Program” which includes the courses, “SYM-101 – Symbolism 101” and “SYM-102 – Symbolism 102.” These courses take an in-depth look at numerous concepts contained within the Three Degrees.

Other programs available on the Academy include the Grand Lodge’s “Iowa Masonic Mentor’s Assistant” (IMA) program as well as the “Optional Mentoring Course” (OMC) which offers both mentors and candidates a value-added experience to the initiation, passing, and raising process.

If you are interested in joining your other Brothers in taking a deeper look at what Freemasonry has to offer, you are welcome to join the Academy by completing the following “Registration Form.


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Optional Mentoring Course
Course Prefix Course Title Course Description Course Access
OMC-101 Optional & Advanced Mentoring – Entered Apprentice The keyword in the title of this course is “optional.” The work is intended to suggest a path to future Masonic understanding and education to a willing candidate in the Entered Aprentice Degree. It is not intended as a substitute for proficiency as defined in Chapter 29 of the Code of the Grand Lodge of Iowa. If you have not read this Chapter of the Code, please take some time to do so. Enter / Enrollment RequiredFind a Mentor (Must be Logged in)
OMC-102 Optional & Advanced Mentoring – Fellowcraft The keyword in the title of this course is “optional.” The work is intended to suggest a path to future Masonic understanding and education to a willing candidate in the Fellowcraft Degree. It is not intended as a substitute for proficiency as defined in Chapter 29 of the Code of the Grand Lodge of Iowa. If you have not read this Chapter of the Code, please take some time to do so. Enter / Enrollment Required
OMC-103 Optional & Advanced Mentoring – Master Mason The keyword in the title of this course is “optional.” The work is intended to suggest a path to future Masonic understanding and education to a willing candidate in the Master Mason Degree. It is not intended as a substitute for proficiency as defined in Chapter 29 of the Code of the Grand Lodge of Iowa. If you have not read this Chapter of the Code, please take some time to do so. Enter / Enrollment Required
OMC-501 Optional & Advanced Mentoring – The Mentor’s Guide The keyword in the title of this course is “optional.” The work is intended to suggest a path to future Masonic understanding and education to a willing candidate. It is not intended as a substitute for proficiency as defined in Chapter 29 of the Code of the Grand Lodge of Iowa. If you have not read this Chapter of the Code, please take some time to do so. Enter / Enrollment Required
OMC-510 Optional & Advanced Mentoring – Mentor Training
Under construction. Enter / Enrollment Required
OMC-701 Optional & Advanced Mentoring – Certified Mentor The keyword in the title of this course is “optional.” The work is intended to suggest a path to future Masonic understanding and education to a willing candidate. It is not intended as a substitute for proficiency as defined in Chapter 29 of the Code of the Grand Lodge of Iowa. If you have not read this Chapter of the Code, please take some time to do so. Enter / Enrollment Required
Iowa Masonic Mentor’s Assistant
Course Prefix Course Title Course Description Course Access
IMA-010 Iowa Masonic Mentor’s Assistant – Orientation Welcome to the Iowa Masonic Mentor’s Assistant. The purpose of this course is to serve as a supplement to the personalized mentoring that you will receive from other Masons. Enter / Enrollment Required
IMA-101 Iowa Masonic Mentor’s Assistant – Entered Apprentice This course is to be viewed on your own or with your mentor immediately after receiving the Entered Apprentice Degree. Enter / Enrollment Required
IMA-102 Iowa Masonic Mentor’s Assistant – Fellowcraft This course is to be viewed on your own or with your mentor immediately after receiving the Fellow Craft Degree. Enter / Enrollment Required
IMA-103 Iowa Masonic Mentor’s Assistant – Master Mason This course is to be viewed on your own or with your mentor immediately after receiving the Master Mason Degree. It also includes information and suggestions on “where to go from here” and provides links to other masonic networking sites and resources that can be used for further masonic education. Enter / Enrollment Required
IMA-701 Iowa Masonic Mentor’s Assistant – Mentor’s Center This course is to be used by mentors only. It provides all of the tools and information needed to successfully mentor the new Mason along with access to the entire site. Enter / Enrollment Required
Symbolism Program
Course Prefix Course Title Course Description Course Access
SYM-101 Masonic Symbolism 101 This course covers topic points for each of the Three Degrees of Ancient Craft Freemasonry including the Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft, and Master Mason Degree. Enter / Enrollment Required
SYM-102 Masonic Symbolism 102 This course on Masonic Symbolism is designed to broaden your perspective by introducing materials beyond those contained in the ritual with writings of past leaders in Masonic Education. The primary materials are your work from Symbolism 101 and Oliver Day Smith’s Symbolism of the Three Degrees. Enter / Enrollment Required
Academy Scholar Program
Course Prefix Course Title Course Description Course Access
ACA-101 Masonic Scholar – Level 1 This Level I course covers the following areas of study: Masonic History; Masonic Jurisprudence and Landmarks; The Development of Masonic Ritual and Lectures; Symbolism in Freemasonry; Lodge and Grand Lodge Workings; The Place of Masonry in Today’s Society; Anti-Masonry; and Masonic Philosophy. Enter / Enrollment Required
ACA-102 Master Scholar – Level 2 This Level II course will lead you into more depth in your studies. Your papers should reflect that greater depth and understanding of Freemasonry and what it stands for and means, how it has affected Society and the world. Enter / Enrollment Required
ACA-103 Adept Scholar – Level 3 This area is entirely up to you and your Committee. You must decide on and present your Adept’s program. In many ways it should be a culminating activity for all you have done. Enter / Enrollment Required