Applicants pay a non-refundable $65 application processing fee when submitting their application.
Prerequisite Costs – $325 or $550
Trainees who have been accepted into the 2014 program and have not yet taken the CCT course will need to do so before the program curriculum starts in January 2014. Accepted trainees who need to complete this prerequisite requirement may choose one of the following two options:
Option A: Take the 8-week Compassion Cultivation Training Course offered by CCARE at Stanford University in Fall 2013. Schedule TBA. Registration is $325 (includes instruction & materials).
Option B: Attend a 3-day intensive retreat version of Compassion Cultivation Training Course at Asilomar Conference Center held January 14-16, 2014. Registration costs $550 (includes instruction & materials).**
Note: This retreat is customized specifically for teacher trainees who have not previously completed the 8-week CCT course. Distance trainees will likely need to utilize this option. It is also open to local trainees who are not able to complete the 8-week CCT course at Stanford before January 2014.
Program Costs (January 2014 – June 2014) $7500
The total registration costs for a 2014 trainee to complete the training curriculum is $7500. Registration fees cover program expenses for retreats/intensives, academic courses, trainee group supervision by a Senior Teacher, administration, and evaluation. The program registration fees do not cover travel, food, lodging, books, certification fees, and any online or phone costs incurred.
Certification Costs (To be completed between July 2014 – June 2015) $1500
Trainees who have completed all program requirements and are in good standing are eligible to undergo supervised teaching of a single CCT course, which is required in order to become a certified CCT Teacher. The fee for supervised teaching of a CCT course is $1500. Additional costs the certification candidate may incur while conducting the 8-week CCT course while undergoing supervised teaching are: video camera equipment rental (to record classes), meditation CD production (for distribution to students in class), and any printing costs. Undergoing the supervision process does not guarantee that candidates will be certified; however, every effort is made to support candidates through the process.
A breakdown of program fees and due dates is listed below, and a PDF can be obtained by clicking here. Trainees must submit a program deposit payment when they first enroll into the program, followed by three separate registration payments at later dates.
Program deposit and registration payments are payable by credit card online (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) or by check/money order (made payable to Stanford University). All payments must be made in US dollars. Payment (including checks) must be received by CCARE on or before the payment’s due date.
If enrollment into the program is cancelled by October 15, 2013, 50% of the program deposit will be refunded. If enrollment into the program is cancelled after October 15, 2013, the program deposit will not be refunded.
Due to the small size of the training program, and the inability to accept new trainees mid-program, all other payments made after the deposit payment are non-refundable.
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1. Due by September 17, 2013
$750 Program Deposit
50% of the deposit amount is refundable if CCARE receives a cancellation request in writing from the trainee by October 15, 2013. After 10/15/13 the deposit is non-refundable.
2. Due by September 17, 2013 (only for trainees who choose this option)
$550 Prerequisite CCT Intensive Retreat
The registration fee covers retreat programming and materials for the intensive retreat version of the CCT course.**
Trainees may opt to complete their prerequisite requirement by attending this retreat in place of completing an 8-wk CCT course held at Stanford University.
3. Due by November 15, 2013
$3000 Registration Payment #1
Registration fee covers academic courses, retreat programming, and quarterly supervision by a Senior CCT Teacher.**
4. Due by February 15, 2014
$2250 Registration Payment #2
Registration fee covers academic courses, retreat programming and quarterly supervision by a Senior CCT Teacher.**
5. Due by May 15, 2014
$1500 Registration Payment #3
Registration fee covers the Summer Intensive programming. Lodging and meals costs are not included in the registration fee. On-campus lodging options may be arranged through CCARE, at an additional cost, or trainees can arrange their own off-campus lodging if desired. Instructions on how to reserve on-campus housing will be provided.
6. Due by July 15, 2014
$1500 Supervised Teaching (Practicum) Fee for Certification Candidates (valid for 1 year)
Trainees who are candidates for certification will have up to one year (from July 2014 through July 2015) to be supervised while teaching a single CCT course. Payment covers the supervision process and does not guarantee that candidates will be certified; however, every effort is made to support the candidate through the process.
**Lodging and meals at Asilomar Conference Grounds are not included in program registration fees paid to CCARE. Trainees will reserve and pay for their lodging & meals directly to the retreat center, which runs $116.73-$231.53/night for each trainee depending on room selection and availability (single, double, or quad occupancy). Instructions on how to reserve rooms at the retreat center will be provided. Trainees are expected to arrange their individual transportation to and from the retreat center.