Because each class is built upon another, and because classes almost always contain a strong experiential component, any class missed can make it difficult to build a foundation and to master the IBP process. Therefore missing classes is strongly discouraged, except in cases of illness or emergency. If a class is missed, it is your responsibility to make up the material before the following class.
An IBP school year consists of seven weekend classes of 19 hours each.
Any class time missed is to be made up by listening to the CD of the class and submitting a short written summary of what was presented before the next weekend class. The summary should be handed in to the teacher or teacher's assistant for evaluation. It will also be beneficial to obtain a copy of the notes from a classmate. Because of the strong experiential component in IBP Training, failure to make up missed classes may result in you having to repeat a class at additional expense.
If two weekend classes (or significant portions of the classes) are missed, the teacher and teacher's assistant must evaluate your learning and progress. If your learning is lagging, make-up classes with a teacher or teacher's assistant will be required.
Payment for extra time with teachers or teaching assistants, is determined by the individual teacher or teaching assistant. The cost to repeat a class is based on dividing the current annual tuition by the number of classes offered in that year (three classes per seven weekends). Currently, it costs $162 to repeat one class day, and $486 to repeat the entire weekend.
If three weekends (or significant portions of the classes) are missed, you will be required to begin the certification class over again in the following school year.
There are no refunds for dropped or missed classes!
Because the opening moments of each class are planned and structured to set the tone for the entire day or weekend, recurrent tardiness is very disruptive to the class process, and may negatively impact your ability to continue the training program. If you are late to a class more than three (3) times in one school year, you must meet privately with the affected teacher to resolve the issue.
If you are going to be late to class, or are going to miss class for any reason, you must call the IBP Central Institute, at (310) 395-2117, before the class begins. Failure to do so may impact your ability to continue the training program. Chronic tardiness will result in expulsion from the training program, and there will be no refunds.
At the beginning of each school year, you are required to pick a tuition payment plan for that school year. You must choose and commit to one of three payment plans listed below. Currently, full tuition is $3,400 (7 weekends).
If you choose payment plan 2 or 3, you must have an active credit card on file with the IBP Central Office. If your payment is not received on or before the first training session of the year, or by the 5th day of any following month, according to the terms of your payment plan, your credit card will be charged the appropriate amount, plus a $25 late payment processing fee. Under payment plan 2 or 3, IBP Central Institute will email you a courtesy reminder prior to your next due date. Failure to receive a courtesy reminder does not relieve you of your obligation to make timely payments according to the terms of your payment plan.
Acceptable forms of payment:
Check mailed to IBP
Credit Card (Visa & MasterCard only)
Authorization to charge credit card monthly per selected payment plan
Third year students must be paid in full before the last weekend in order to receive their certification at the graduation ceremony.
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS
You may withdraw from the IBP Central Institute's 3-year Professional Training program by faxing or mailing written notice to IBP Central Institute. If your written notice is received by IBP on the day before the first day of instruction, you will receive a full refund of all tuition monies paid, less the non-refundable $100 registration fee. If your written cancellation of this agreement is received by IBP on or after the first day of instruction, your cancellation will be effective 30-days after the date of receipt, and you will receive a pro rata refund for the unused portion of the tuition paid beyond the 30-day period, less the non-refundable $100 registration fee. Your written notice may take any form, but it must state that you wish to withdraw from IBP's 3-year Professional Training Program, and it must be signed and dated by you. You can fax your notice to: (310) 395-1313, or mail it to: IBP Central Institute, 1551 Ocean Avenue, Suite 230, Santa Monica, CA 90401. No other form of delivery will be accepted.
If the IBP Central Institute cancels or discontinues a course or educational program, it will make a full refund of all charges. Refunds will be paid to you within 30 days of said cancellation or withdrawal.
If you have questions, please email the IBP Central Institute, or call us at: