Policies


Responding to the Pandemic

The timing discussed below is based on assumptions about when we get Covid-19 under control and what “control” means. We will, of course, follow whatever safety measures are recommended and, if the efficacy of those measures is questionable, we may have to postpone yet again. FOPP 29 got underway in September 2019; Part 1, distance learning, is complete. FOPP 30 is set to start in early January 2021. Those who enroll early can start their coursework early, too. We’ll keep you posted.

Payment Methods and Deadlines/FOPP 30

We must receive full payment for FOPP Class 30’s distance-learning phase by December 30, 2020 or immediately upon enrollment, whichever is later. We must receive full payment for the August 2021, FOPP 30-concluding seminar by July 2, 2021. Use any major credit card to pay via Paypal (Paypal account NOT required), or you may pay in full via a check (and save $100) payable to Bachner Communications, Inc. that you send to:

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


FOPP 30 Registration and Cancellation / Refund Policy

Participants who drop the course before April 13, 2021 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 Mon., Feb. 1: 75% Refund
Received after Mon., Feb. 15: 65% Refund
Received after Mon., Mar. 1: 55% Refund
Received after Mon., Mar. 4: 45% Refund
Received after Mon., Mar. 29: 30% Refund
Received after Mon., Apr. 12: 0% Refund

Note: You will receive materials for the August 2021, FOPP 30-course-concluding seminar in May 2021. 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) program, including the in-person seminar, you authorize Bachner Communications, Inc., and 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.