Payments


Save as Much as $1,200 or More!

The tuition for FOPP Part 1 (six months of distance learning) is $4,295. The tuition for Part 2 (2½-day seminar) is $4,495. However, you can reduce the combined tuition by as much as $1,200 or more when enrolling in both Parts 1 and 2.

Tuition for FOPP 31 Part 1, Six Months of Distance Learning

We must receive your payment in full for Part 1 (distance learning) before October 24, 2022. Tuition for Part 1 is:

  • $4,295 per person for those who are not, or whose firms are not, members of or insured by any FOPP sponsor, and who pay by credit card.
  • $4,195 per person for those who are not, or whose firms are not, members of or insured by any FOPP sponsor, and who pay by check or ACH.
  • $3,795 for those individuals who are members of a FOPP sponsor, or for those who are employed by a firm that is a member of or insured by a FOPP sponsor, and who pay by credit card.
  • $3,695 for those individuals who are members of a FOPP sponsor, or for those who are employed by a firm that is a member of or insured by a FOPP sponsor, and who pay by check or ACH.


  • Firms that obtain their professional-liability insurance from Terra Insurance Company may be able to save even more, because Terra – the highest-rated professional-liability insurer in the United States – has in the past given grants exceeding $2,000. If you’re a Terra insured, contact Terra to learn about the benefits that may be yours. (And if your firm is not a Terra insured, you may want to learn the benefits of changing your status!)

    Tuition for FOPP 31 Part 2, The 212-Day, In-Person Seminar

    We must receive your payment in full for the May 10-13, 2023 course-concluding seminar by March 10, or immediately upon registration, whichever is later. The fees are:
    • $4,495 per person for those who are not, or whose firms are not, members of or insured by any FOPP sponsor, and who pay by credit card.
    • $4,395 per person for those who are not, or whose firms are not, members of or insured by any FOPP sponsor, and who pay by check or ACH.
    • $3,995 for those individuals who are members of a FOPP sponsor, or for those who are employed by a firm that is a member of or insured by a FOPP sponsor, and who pay by credit card.
    • $3,895 for those individuals who are members of a FOPP sponsor, or for those who are employed by a firm that is a member of or insured by a FOPP sponsor, and who pay by check or ACH.

    Additional savings may be available if your firm obtains its professional-liability insurance from Terra Insurance Company. See details above.

    Pay by Check

    To pay by check, you need to send three items to

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


    The three items are:

    • a copy of the confirmation e-mail we sent you after you submitted your application for enrollment or your seminar registration;
    • a check for the appropriate amount, made payable to Bachner Communications, Inc.; and
    • a note indicating the participant's(s') name(s) and the name of the sponsor organization(s) (if any) to which the participant(s) or their firm(s) belong.

    If you need an invoice, just let us know after you have submitted your program enrollment or seminar registration.

    Pay by Credit or Debit Card

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    Name of Sponsor Organization

    Pay by ACH


    To pay by ACH (Automated Clearing House), you need to learn from your bank what ACH payment transactions require. You will also need to contact Bachner Communications to obtain the banking information you will need for your payment to reach the appropriate account. Important: Before completing the ACH transaction, you must send (via e-mail, USPS, UPS, or FedEx) two items to:

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


    The two items are:

    • a copy of the confirmation e-mail we sent you after you submitted your application for enrollment or your seminar registration, and
    • a note indicating the participant's(s') name(s) and the name of the sponsor organization(s) (if any) to which the participant(s) or their firm(s) belong.

    If you need an invoice, just let us know after you have submitted your program enrollment or seminar registration.

     

    FOPP's Sponsors

    You can save a good chunk of change when you or your firm supports and is supported by one of our wonderful sponsors. Which ones are they? Just let us know on the application form.

    • American Society of Civil Engineers
    • CalGeo
    • Colorado Association of Geotechnical Engineers
    • Geo-Institute of ASCE
    • Geoprofessional Business Association
    • Terra Insurance Company
    • Texas Council of Engineering Laboratories