Educator’s Policies and Guidelines

Educator's Policies and Guidelines

Pet Emergency Education, LLC expects that their instructors, staff and volunteers will conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. Instructors agree to adhere to the following policies at all times while actively teaching Pet Emergency Education CPR, first aid and emergency classes.  An institution may elect to have one of their faculty or staff trained to teach Pet Emergency Education certification programs to their students; students receive a discounted rate in lieu of compensation to the instructor also alleviating any conflict of interest with the institution.  Please review our policies:

General Policies

  • Customer service is a priority at all Please always be courteous, polite and professional in your attitude when representing Pet Emergency Education.
  • Instructors must agree to only teach Pet Emergency Education CPR and First Aid classes through Pet Emergency Education, LLC and may not teach any equivalent classes independently or for any competitor while in agreement with Pet Emergency Education, Instructors agree that they will not teach any pet CPR or first aid certification classes within 60 days of termination of this contract.
  • Instructors are fully responsible for their own actions as a Pet CPR instructor. Instructors assume all liability when they teach a Injuries or incidents involving the instructor, class participants, and/or facility personal that occur while representing Pet Emergency Education as an instructor are the liability of the instructor; Pet Emergency Education, LLC, its staff, owners and volunteers are held harmless of any liability.
  • Each instructor must acquire instructor’s supplies. These supplies can be purchased from our website or instructors may use your school’s materials if they already own them and grant the instructor access to them:
    • If purchasing a kit (Choose from either the standard kit, deluxe kit or supreme kit) from Pet Emergency Education.
    • Instructor’s kits are custom made and personalized with the instructor’s information therefore they are non-refundable and may take on average of 4-6 weeks to be shipped.
    • Visit our website for a list of kits and contents.
    • At a minimum, educators must have access to a CasPeR Canine CPR Mannequin or equivalent, a life size Plush Cat Model, AV Projector.
    • Our company will provide the educator with the following class materials:
      • Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid Manual EBook
      • Official Class PowerPoint

Compensation

  • Due to conflict of interest, instructors with educational institutions will not be able to be personally compensated by Pet Emergency Education for classes they teach to their students. However, students of the institution will be able to attend the class and become certified through Pet Emergency Education, LLC at a reduced cost of $29.95 (regular rate is $69.95). Instructors will register the students for the class (which can be taught throughout the semester), on the Student Registration Form (if school is providing payment) OR through a private payment link for the students to register and pay for themselves. Instructors are required to submit a completed roster with each participants signature within 72 hours after the class is held or students have completed the curriculum.
  • Instructor will be provided with a downloadable version of the Pet CPR Ebook in which they are then responsible for distributing to the students. Links to download the Ebook may be emailed directly to the students by the instructor or distributed by the instructor in whichever means they feel comfortable with.  Ebooks are PDF files and can only be printed for purposes of this training only and cannot be distributed in any other matter nor for any other class, event or function.  This is for copyright reasons.Instructors teaching to the public
    • Instructors that are educators may also choose to teach Pet Emergency Education, LLC certification classes to the public and/or animal community independent of their educational institution for monetary compensation. If the instructor chooses to do so, they must additionally sign the Instructor’s Agreement for our full active instructors. This agreement will allow for monetary compensation for public/private classes outside of the educational institution.
    • For paid instructors: Instructors are not employees and must never imply that they are. Instructors are independent contractors and must fill out the W9 to be compensated. As an independent contractor you will be responsible for your own taxes. Pet Emergency Education, LLC will issue a 1099 for each instructor at the end of the year; that will be mailed to you for your use for tax purposes. For more information go to www.irs.gov
    • Instructors may also choose to teach Pet Emergency Education, LLC certification classes to the public and/or animal community independent of their educational institution for monetary compensation. If the instructor chooses to do so, they must additionally sign the Instructor’s Agreement for our full certified instructors.  This agreement will allow for monetary compensation for public/private classes outside of the educational institution.

     

    • Orientation
  • Once an educator joins Pet Emergency Education as an instructor they will be enrolled in the free online instructor’s Orientation program through CourseSites.com (a Blackboard company). This program must be completed within 30 days of enrollment.  The new instructor must complete all of the program, provide a signed copy of this agreement and if choosing to also teach to the public, must submit a signed copy of the instructor’s agreement as well.  Also, instructors must acquire and/or purchase their instructor’s kit before they will be eligible to teach any classes. The orientation program takes on average 7-10 hours to complete, however the program does not need to be completed all at once.  The instructor can login and out of the program as much as they need to in order to complete it within the 30 day period.  Instructors must receive a passing grade on all quizzes and assessments in order to be eligible to teach our programs.
  • Instructors are required to complete the FEMA Animals in Disasters Certification This is a free course that can be access through the instructor’s training site on CourseSites. Also, any further professional development ie. Webinars, etc will be provided to the instructor free of charge throughout the time they are working with us.
  • Instructors are asked to provide us with a 3-4 sentence minimum biography and clear photograph to be displayed on our website for promotional

Class Guidelines

 

  • Once this form is received you will be contacted to arrangement payment with your institution. Payment arrangement must be made prior to the students beginning the program. Each instructor is required to have all student sign in on a roster in order to verify their attendance in the program.  Rosters are to be submitted to our office within 72 hours after the completing of the program/class.  It is preferred that rosters are scanned and emailed to us however we will accept it via standard mail (if communicated to us) if   Once the roster is received, CPR cards and certificates for each class will be mailed to the instructor. Instructor is then responsible for distributing the cards/certificates to the students. Once the roster is received by our office an invoice will be issued to the educational institution for payment.
  • If students are paying individually for themselves, our office will set up a private payment link that the instructor can distribute to their students. Payment by students must be made prior to participating in the program.  Instructors are still responsible for submitting a roster to our office once students complete the program and cards/certificates will be sent directly to the instructor for distribution.
  • If an instructor moves or changes their address or changes employment with the school, they are required to notify Pet Emergency Education immediately providing the new shipping information to us through email. Any instructor that does not update their mailing address causing materials and supplies to be send to an incorrect or old address will be responsible for the shipping costs and any loss or damage to supplies incurred.
  • Instructors will teach using the Pet Emergency Education PowerPoint and lesson plans provided through the training Instructors are encouraged to add their own “spin” on their classes and may change and/or add pictures as long as the instructor has ownership and/or legal copyright approval for any pictures displayed in the presentation, however the steps to PetCPR+ must be followed without deviation.
  • The program is designed to be approximately three hours of material. Instructors teaching in an educational facility may choose to break the information up between multiple class meetings.  Distribution of the material is at the discretion of the instructors however students are not allowed to receive their certification cards and certificates until all material is completed and students have been “tested” and passed the CPR portion.
  • In order to become certified, each student must complete the entire program and demonstrate the steps to CPR on the mannequin start to finish accurately. At no time should a participant receive a certification card who has not completed all of the PetCPR+ program. If a student’s name is misspelled or incorrect on a card at the fault of the person submitting the registration page or payment link, a $3 reprint fee will be charged in order to receive a new card and certificate.