Answer: It takes at least 10 years to attain the first spiritual level. If a person studies seriously, it can take about seven, eight, up to 10 years.
But today, those who enter our group where people have been studying for 10-20 years, they can catch up with them in 5 years. If a person integrates with the friends and does everything together with them, he will enter their vessel, and they will engage in spiritual correction together.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 8/19/18