Terms & Conditions

Attendance, Missed Classes and Make-up Classes

A Student must attend all classes or make-up the class.

If a Student misses 1-2 classes, they can make-up the class by listening to the recording of
the class they missed.

If a Student misses more than two classes, they may make-up their classes by paying a fee of $150.00 for a private makeup session for each class. If a Student misses more than 3 classes and is unable to make-up those classes, the Student will be asked to withdraw from the class and will have the option to transfer to a future class within 1 year.

Certification from Training Program

Students will only be certified if they fulfill the training requirements outlined in their training materials. Students must finish their certification within 6 months of their last class. If students wish to complete their certification from 6 months – 1 year, a $225.00 fee must be paid to Life Purpose Institute, Inc. and their Instructor will meet with them to complete the certification process.

If a Student wishes to be certified 1 year – 3 years after their last class, a Student must review the course at a discounted rate or assist at a live 5-day class and complete the certification requirements at that time. If a Student attended the training program more than 3 years ago, a student will have to review the class again at the current tuition rate.

If a Student is enrolled in the ACTP program, they will be required to complete their certification within 1 year of the last day of their last program.

Payment Plans

Prior to beginning any course, a Student must make a payment in full or, have signed and agreed to a payment plan approved by Life Purpose Institute Inc. If a student drops out of a class for any reason, the Student will be held legally bound to  finish the payments as agreed in the payment plan for the class.

Payment plans must be completely satisfied before a Student receives their certificate for the course, or the accompanying certificate of completion.

Delinquent Accounts

Should a Student’s account become delinquent (more than 30 days), Life Purpose Institute, Inc. reserves the right to take any or, all of the following actions:

  1. Assess a monthly late fee of $50.
  2. Withdraw the student from the training program with forfeiture of monies paid to date.
  3. Withhold the certificate of completion until all tuition and course costs are fully paid.
  4. Submit the student’s outstanding balance to an agency for collection after 3 months.

Grievances

If for any reason, a Student is unhappy or dissatisfied, we request that the Student notify the Instructor as well as Fern Gorin at fern@lifepurposeinstitute.com as soon as possible in writing and provide specific feedback so that we can work on a solution, if there is any to resolve or improve the situation.

Cancellation of Programs

Cancellations of our programs rarely happen but if or any reason a class is cancelled due to lack of enrollment, a Student will be notified prior to a class start date. Life Purpose Institute, Inc. will make every effort to offer another future date for the same program and if not, a Student will be refunded in full.

Professional Conduct

A Student must model the behavior expected of a professional coach in all interactions with instructors, peers and practice clients, in and outside of class, including:

  •  Treating each person with respect
  •  Keeping agreements with peer coaches and practice clients
  • Negotiating any conflicts in a professional manner

Life Purpose Institute has a zero-tolerance policy of rude, violent or inappropriate behavior such as being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

A Student must strive at all times to recognize their personal issues that may impair, conflict with or interfere with their coaching performance or their professional coaching relationships in and outside of a class. If an issue arises, one or more of the following actions may be deemed necessary:

  • A Student must promptly seek the relevant professional assistance to resolve any issues that are impairing their participation in the class and any required activities, including peer and practice client coaching and attendance in the class.
  • The instructor and the Director of Life Purpose Institute may delay, suspend or terminate participation in the class if the student’s issues cannot be resolved a full or partial refund will be determined on an individual basis by the Director depending on the circumstances and how much of the class the Student has completed.

Transfers

If a student wants to cancel, transfer from a class a Student must notify Life Purpose Institute, Inc. in writing by sending an email to: fern@lifepurposeinstitute.com. See below for the Refund Policy.

Due to our limited class size and pre-scheduling, up to a year ahead, we request that that a Student remain in the same class and not transfer if at all possible. If a student wishes to transfer to another class, the transfer fee is $500.00.

Refund Policy for Core Certification Programs

(Life or Spiritual), Advanced Classes and Premier Certification Package (ACTP):

If a student wants to cancel or withdraw from a class a Student must notify Life Purpose Institute, Inc. in writing by sending an email to: fern@lifepurposeinstitute.com. See below for the Refund Policy

At the time of registration, there is a $500.00 non-refundable fee that applies to Life Coach and Spiritual Coach.

Up to 30 days written notice before the start of a class: Refund of amount paid minus nonrefundable fee.

Any notice provided less than 30 days before the start of a class: No refund and no transfers
allowed.

A student who is on a payment plan and withdraws from a class after the first day of a class will be required to continue paying the payments until the full amount of their fees are paid. Due to our limited class size and pre-scheduling, up to a year ahead, we request that that a Student remain in the same class and not transfer if at all possible. If a student wishes to transfer to another class, the transfer fee is $500.00.

If a Student requests their credit card company to charge back or refund them directly for the entire amount paid to Life Purpose Institute, Inc., Life Purpose Institute, Inc. will dispute the non-refundable deposit amount and any other amounts owed based on these Terms and Conditions.

Advanced and ICF Path (ACTP)

For a student who is enrolled in the ICF Path ACTP) and drops from the ICF Path (ACTP) after the Core Certification Program, the Student is still responsible for paying in full for the Core Program at the regular price plus an additional $500.00 nonrefundable fee for any classes not attended. All refunds will be issued less the applicable non-refundable fees.

License to Use Materials

This Training and Terms and Conditions Agreement (the Agreement) is entered into between Life Purpose Institute, Inc. and Student. Life Purpose Institute grants a Student a license to use Life Purpose Institute's copyrighted materials from the Life Purpose Institute Programs. Student may use these materials in their class or for those who become certified as a life or spiritual coach.  

Training Others is Not Permitted Unless there is a Signed Written Licensing Agreement and a Negotiated Licensing Fee Paid. Examples are listed below.

  • Training others such as staff, co-workers, or students/interns/apprentices/volunteers, to become Coaches or use the Life Purpose Institute Coach Certification Program and materials;
  • A corporation that purchases the Life Purpose Institute Coach Certification Program and materials;
  • A school, university or learning institution and all of its campus locations, that charge students for the Life Purpose Institute Coach Certification Program and materials; and
  • Books, workbooks, tapes or other materials using the Life Purpose Institute Coach Certification Program and Materials.

Class Materials

If a Student either chooses not to complete the certification program or does not successfully complete the certification program, Student may NOT continue using the Life Purpose Institute Program and Materials with clients in any way.

Life Purpose Institute, Inc. reserves the unilateral right to modify or amend the terms and conditions of this agreement as needed.