“You are very fortunate people, very very lucky people. You came all the way down the track, lived all those years, did all of those stupid things, and you wind up here with a chance out. That chance is as good as you can audit. It’s not a bit better. It is a good thing, if anybody is to be fully cleared or go OT, for them to be trained. If they are going to make it, they will have to be trained well.
The best way and the most sure-fire way to get to be OT is to be a top rank auditor, for various reasons, including the aplomb it takes to confront the bank. Somebody who has started in this line, if he’s had enough training, isn’t going to bail out until it’s done. Many are called but few are chosen, and there are many reasons why this track and path is a limited track and path.
This isn’t to say that eventually everybody won’t make OT but certainly, definitely and positively, it will be a very very long route for others. Training is definitely, definitely, definitely a part of the route to OT. Definitely. This is not something that is “nice to be a part of.”
This is something that is a VITAL part of becoming OT. You have to know how to audit well, just to make life tenable enough for you to be able to go on through to OT. You’re fortunate to have moved up to the situation that you’re in. The only thing I ask you to do is to make the most of what you’ve got.” LRH (Tape: “The Relationship of Training to OT”)