Policies


Payment Methods and Deadlines

We must receive full payment for FOPP’s distance-learning phase by August 15, 2017 or immediately upon enrollment, whichever is later. We must receive full payment for the March, course-concluding seminar by February 28, 2018. Use any major credit card to pay via Paypal (Paypal account NOT required), or you may pay in full via a check payable to Bachner Communications, Inc. that you send to:

Fundamentals of Professional Practice
c/o Bachner Communications, Inc.
180 Reachcliff Drive
Shepherdstown, WV 25443


Registration and Cancellation/Refund Policy

Participants who drop the course before December 6 may be entitled to a partial refund, but they must repeat the distance-learning phase in order to participate in the course-concluding seminar. The amount of the refund will depend on when we receive a “drop notice”:

Received after Sep. 19: 75% Refund
Received after Sep. 26: 65% Refund
Received after Oct. 3: 55% Refund
Received after Oct. 10: 45% Refund
Received after Oct. 31: 30% Refund
Received after Dec. 5: 0% Refund

Note: You will receive materials for the March, course-concluding seminar, in January. The estimated cost includes all sponsored meals and materials. You are responsible for other expenses (lodging, travel, additional meals, etc.). If you cancel your seminar participation before attending the seminar, we will refund your payment less whatever penalties, if any, FOPP has to pay; e.g., for late room cancellation.


Privacy Policy

Bachner Communications, Inc. does not disclose, sell, or distribute participants' information—including their submissions—to any other parties for any reason.


Publicity and Audio/Video Release

By participating in the Fundamentals of Professional Practice (FOPP) course, including the in-person seminar, you authorize Bachner Communications, Inc. its agents, representatives, and assigns to film, record, or photograph you during your participation, and you grant Bachner Communications, Inc. an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide right to use your name, voice, image, testimonials, or other information that you provide to Bachner Communications, Inc., in any media or formats whether now known or later developed. You understand that you will not receive any monetary compensation for such recording, photography, or use by Bachner Communications, Inc. You hereby waive and release Bachner Communications, Inc. from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the exercise of the rights granted herein.