Certification program agreement The IPHI Certification Program Agreement (“Agreement”) sets forth the terms and conditions that govern your participation in any of our programs or consulting services. Violation of any terms in the Agreement can prohibit you from completing our program, invalidate your final project/exam submission, suspend or revoke your certification, or ban you from the Program.
I understand that if I fulfill all the requirements of any of the IPHI Programs, I will receive education and training that complies with IPHI’s philosophy and requirements to represent the IPHI.
I understand that the IPHI reserves the right to ask me to leave the program if my behavior is inappropriate, unethical or violates the IPHI guidelines. In these unusual circumstances I understand I will not be refunded the portion of fees unused.
IPHI, in its sole discretion, change its Professional Certification Program without notice to continuously enhance, improve and update education. Such changes will be posted on the IPHI Teachable website at https://iphi.teachable.com/ and may include, without limitation, adding or deleting available Certification(s) and modifying certification requirements, test objectives, outlines and exams, including how and when Exam scores are issued.
Under no circumstances shall IPHI be liable for any losses or damages whatsoever, whether in contract, tort or otherwise, from the use of the information provided in our business development programs, educational certification programs, products, or consulting services. IPHI is not responsible for the way a student or graduate operates their business or services.
For purposes of this section, IPHI shall include its divisions, subsidiaries, successors, parent companies, and their employees, contractors, partners, principals, agents, and representatives, and any third-party providers or sources of information or data.
I release The IPHI, its employees, agents, and assigns from all liability which may arise from any and/or all claims by me or any third party in connection with my participation in the program(s).
The International Parenting and Health Institute (IPHI) code of ethics helps to maintain high professional standards of personal integrity, professional competence and practice for all IPHI certified graduates, members and enrolled students.
As a representative of the International Parenting and Health Institute, students, members and graduates agree to:
To be eligible for an IPHI certification, graduating student’s must:
STANDARDS OF PRACTICE
An IPHI-IABPP certified baby planner is a maternity consultant that provides unbiased support, information, education and resources to preconceiving,new and expecting parents. By evaluating their clients specific needs and providing them with the appropriate information, education and resources, baby planners empower their clients to make the best decisions for their growing family.
The IPHI and IABPP does not believe that baby planners should try to be experts at everything. Instead, the Academy encourages members and students to take the time to pursue the proper training, credentials and licensing in specialty areas they have a specific interest in. Additionally, baby planners who wish to specialize in a specific area should gain experience and education in that area and should carry the proper liability or professional insurance required for each specialty service they offer.
IPHI certified Greenproofer/ Eco-Maternity consultant™ professionals use an individualized and unbiased approach, assess, motivate, educate and prepare clients for non-toxic living. They provide the guidance to help clients achieve their personal green goals and respond appropriately in emergency situations. Recognizing their own area of expertise, eco-maternity consultants refer clients to other qualified professionals when appropriate.
An Eco-Maternity Consultant does not diagnose, treat, examine or medically advise their clients. Unless an Eco-Maternity Consultant holds an additional license or certification in a specific area of practice, an Eco-Maternity Consultant does not perform installations that require advanced training.
The role of a maternity and child sleep consultant is to empower clients by offering integrative holistic support and education in a non-biased fashion that is tailored to meeting the unique sleep needs of each individual family during pregnancy and postpartum.
A maternity and child sleep consultant is committed helping clients find the root of their sleep challenges and advising clients about all of their options so that they may make informed decisions.
A Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant works with families during all stages from pregnancy to toddler to develop healthy sleep habits that are age and developmentally appropriate. This may include working with an expectant mom during pregnancy, both parents or single parents during postpartum, and with babies and children.
Additionally a Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant provides support, information, education and resources based on each individual family’s sleep needs, lifestyle, and culture. Maternity & Child Sleep Consultants do not follow traditional mainstream “one size fits all” approaches. They may take aspects of approaches to blend and integrate with a holistic perspective and use what founder, Mar De Carlo has termed “Sleep Optimizing”
Maternity & Child Sleep Consultants follow the Holistic Science of Sleep Method developed by founder, Mar De Carlo which thoroughly examines the entire context for sleep – the physical, emotional, social, developmental and environmental factors and assess the family, not just the child sleep problem, and make adjustments to sleep that are responsive to the family’s needs.
A Holistic Pregnancy & Child Sleep Practitioner works with families during all stages to develop healthy sleep habits that are age and developmentally appropriate. This may include working with an expectant mom during pregnancy, both parents or single parents during postpartum, and with babies and children. Additionally a holistic pregnancy & child sleep practitioner provides support, information, education and resources based on each individual family’s sleep needs, lifestyle, and culture and creates a plan based on the Holistic Science of Sleep Method™ which does not utilize any form of sleep training.
All complaints against IPHI certified professionals,members, faculty and representatives must be submitted in writing to IPHI as soon as possible and within six months of the occurrence. Complaints must be signed and notarized. Please include a detailed account of the complaint with the name of the person in question and everyone involved with the location, date and time.
The IPHI professional involved with the complaint will be notified within one week and must not contact the party placing the complaint. Upon review and investigation of the complaint, IPHI will apply unbiased and fair judgement to the best of their ability. Once a final judgement has been reached, it is final. IPHI has the right to decide the consequences of the judgment. All IPHI certified professionals must agree to the IPHI complaint policy prior to entering into the certification process and agree to abide by the decisions of the IPHI, with no right to sue for damages. This may include removal of certification, membership or warnings. Possible results may be removal of credentials and certification or warnings. We expect IPHI professionals to demonstrate professional behavior and ethics according to our code of ethics, standards of practice, and complaint policy at all times.
The Recipient agrees not to use any Confidential Information disclosed to it by the International Parenting and Health Institute (IPHI) for its own use of for any purpose other then to carry out discussions concerning, and the undertaking of the Relationship. The Recipient will not disclose any Confidential Information of the IPHI to parties outside the Relationship or to employees of the Recipient other than employees or agents under appropriate burden of confidentiality and who are required to have the information in order to carry our the discussions regarding the Relationship. The Recipient agrees that it will take all reasonable measures to protect the secrecy of and avoid disclosure or use of Confidential Information of the IPHI in order to prevent it from falling into the public domain or the possession of persons other than those persons authorized under this Agreement to have any such information. Such measures shall include the highest degree of care that the receiving party utilizes to protect its own Confidential Information of a similar nature. The Recipient agrees to notify the IPHI in writing of any misuse or misappropriation of Confidential Information of the disclosing party, which may come to the receiving party’s attention.
Patent or Copyright Infringement. Nothing in this agreement is intended to grant any rights to the Recipient with regard to any and all rights of the IPHI’s rights to patents or copyrights.
Under the terms of this agreement, you agree not to use course material with IPHI competitors or use course material to start a business that will compete with the IPHI or Mar De Carlo’s programs .
You agree to respect the confidentiality of IPHI patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, and not to disclose them to anyone.
You agree not to solicit students, employees, or members provided by IPHI for their own personal use including additional training classes without the written consent of IPHI.
Tuition refunds will be based on the date of official withdrawal for live courses and based on course delivery for self-directed courses. The official withdrawal date is the date that the International Parenting & Health Institute receives the written request for a refund. All refunds must be approved by the International Parenting & Health Institute before being processed by the International Parenting & Health Institute accounting Department. Refunds will be processed within 30 days of the approval according to the following schedule:
Refunds are not given for any self-directed courses that are immediately delivered upon enrollment or for any live courses. Although students have a time frame to complete self-directed courses, once immediate access is provided, a credit may be issued if needed but no refunds. If a student enrolls in a course that has not been immediately delivered that is based on online live mentoring, a refund may be issued within one week of enrollment if students decides not to proceed forward. However if a student pays for a live online class and does not communicate within one week of payment that they will not be pursuing the program, there is no refund. A credit maybe issued if the student is within the course deadline. If the student has passed the course deadline, they will have to pay a re-enrollment fee. Refunds are not provided for special promotions, one week before a course begins or after a course payment is made, enrollment form has been filled out and immediate access has been given. Credits will be issued if IPHI finds fair reason to issue one. If a student withdraws from the course prior to the start of the start date of a live online course within their course deadline , deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
If a student enrolls in an IPHI course and wants to transfer to another IPHI program, IPHI must be notified via email directly from the student within two weeks from the enrollment date of the original IPHI course. Students who have had full access to an IPHI program, will not be granted a transfer.
If a student withdraws from a self-directed course that is immediately delivered upon enrollment:
If a student withdraws from an online live mentor course:
As a participant, I agree that any photos or videos produced by The IPHI may be distributed without limitation through any means and I shall not receive any compensation for my participation. I confirm that any and all material furnished by me for this program is either my own or otherwise authorized for such use without obligation to me or any third party. I also agree to the use of my name, likeness, portrait or pictures, voice and biographical material about me for educational and organizational promotional purposes. I further agree that my participation in the program confers upon me no rights to use, ownership or copyright.
IPHI reserves the right, at any time and from time to time, to update, revise, supplement, and otherwise modify this terms and conditions and to impose new or additional rules, policies, terms, or conditions on your participation with IPHI . These updates, revisions, supplements, modifications, and additional rules, policies, terms, and conditions (collectively referred to in this Agreement as “Additional Terms”) will be effective immediately and incorporated into this Agreement. Your continued use of any IPHI course, website or any downloads licensed from it following the posting of changes will mean that you accept and agree to the Additional Terms. All Additional Terms are hereby incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.
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