WHAT IS INVOLVED WITH THE ONLINE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING?
Once you enroll, we send you an email of acceptance, a receipt for your tuition, and immediately mail you a copy of the Feline CPR and Emergency First Aid manual to familiarize yourself with, as well as your trainer T-shirt, large stuffed demo cat and small stuffed demo cat.
We also send you a link to the CHC Trainers portal, where you will set up your own unique login and password. Here you will find the PowerPoint course presentation, course outline, and all study material, as well as a jpegs of the company logo for you to use, marketing photos, marketing videos, waiver forms, hosting agreements, social media calendars, and more. Learning to become a teacher in feline first aid and CPR has never been easier, and with the most comprehensive program by far in all of Canada, you can feel confident in what you are teaching.
You will also find the area where you can not only post your future courses, but order all your training manuals/certificates for your students.
We also invite all accepted trainers to join our closed Facebook group, Feline Health Cda/Int FA Instructors. Here you can collaborate and refer with other trainers all over North America.
HOW LONG DOES IT GENERALLY TAKE?
The course can be completed in about 20 hours. We also encourage Instructors to run a practice course before they teach their first public one. If you want to sit in on a live class we will make that happen!
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE MY TRAINING?
We don't put a time limit on your training. We know life can get in the way and sometimes you need to put things on the back burner in the name of health and family. We get it. But - we do encourage you to complete your training as quickly as possible so you can get out earning an income teaching.. and helping cat owners be better prepared!
CAN I USE MY OWN CAT?
Of course! We allow flexibility with our Trainers. You can teach using your cat(s), the demo cats, or any combination thereof. We trust our Trainers as professionals to put on the best class possible, based on the specific needs of the group they will be working with. All live cats being used in classes must be vaccinated or have a current negative titer test. A copy must be provided to head office before teaching.
WHAT MAKES FELINE HEALTH INTERNATIONAL BETTER?
We recognize that are many good pet first aid courses out there. We are not a human first aid company with a feline component. We are not a pet first aid course. We are a feline-specific first aid course. Cats are our sole focus. Our course is Veterinarian designed and approved, and our course is by far the most comprehensive one out there! Our courses have been reviewed and approved by provincial veterinary regulatory boards. We cover more than anyone..
IS THE TRAINING TAX DEDUCTIBLE AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOUP MY TUITION?
Yes, you can claim your training as a business expense on your income tax return. Our Instructors earn a profit of roughly $100 per student taught, so 20 students = $2000. You earn your tuition back very quickly.
WHAT IS THE COST BREAK-DOWN - HOW DO I EARN?
The course is set at $159 to the public - trainers collect this registration fee directly from their students. Trainers then purchase their course manuals & certificates from Head Office at a cost of $50 per package. Teaching materials are the responsibility of the trainer/instructor - this is roughly $5-$9 per student. This leaves a profit to the trainer/instructor of $95-$100 per student. Head office occasionally offers sales on course manuals.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER EXPENSES I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT?
Trainers are expected to carry valid teaching insurance. Most use pro-fur and pay an average of $500 per year for insurance - the equivalent of 5 students.
Trainers pay an annual licensing fee of $99 beginning the year AFTER certification. (It is included in the tuition for the first year). This is the only other expense you have. You do not send a portion of your course fees to Head Office. Other than purchasing your course manuals, the remainder of the profit is 100% your income.
WHAT KIND OF AFTER-SUPPORT DO TRAINERS HAVE?
We have an exceptional group of people at Head Office and on the Advisory Board who are always available to help. We run "Marketing Monday's" each week on our closed Facebook group, set up social media calendars monthly, and work collaboratively with everyone on the team. It really is an incredible group of supportive members, and with nearly 8.5 million cat owners in Canada and 58 million in the United States, we have a massive market to teach.
WHAT IF I WANT TO WITHDRAW/WHAT'S THE REFUND POLICY?
Once you submit your application, you are mailed your manual and given full access to the Trainer Portal with all the internal teaching information.
You can withdraw anytime, but refunds will only be issued within 7 days of initial enrolment, and then only if you have not yet been issued your materials and given portal access to our intellectual property and materials.