In order to acquire Pause-Master certification, the candidate needs to perfect APS. This involves four main steps:
 Learning of the entire Pauselopedia off-by-heart.
 Spending 6 months in a cave on top of a mountain with a Pause Guru.
 Perfecting the Gold Star Tips of that particular Pause Guru.
 Getting through the preliminary knockout round of the Pause Game World Championships.
Mr. Rrr-Tökk-Tökk once spent three years with a Pause Guru in a small cave atop a mountain in Northern Swottolia.
Their daily routine was as follows:
6-8am: Polishing the cave
9-10am: Polishing the area around the cave
11am-12pm: Descending mountain to buy more polish
1-5 pm: Climbing back up mountain
5-7 pm: Recovering from the climb
7-8 pm: Dinner