In order to ensure maximum benefit to all participants, the following policies will be strictly adhered to. Please read them carefully (we strongly suggest you print a copy for your records).
Early registration is strongly advised to secure your place in the course of your choice, and to allow the earliest possible confirmation of course schedules.
While every attempt will be made to adhere to posted schedules, we reserve the right to adjust course schedules, combine classes, or assign alternate instructors as necessary. All registered students will be notified of any changes or cancellations as soon as possible. If your course is cancelled or rescheduled, you may request full refund (no administrative fees will be assessed on refunds for courses cancelled by us).
Registration Cut-off Date
The registration cut-off date for each course is indicated on the course schedule. Registrations received after the cut-off date will not be able to be processed.
For immediate online registration, tuition is payable in full with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. The transaction will take place over a secure Internet connection; your personal information and credit card number will be encrypted so it cannot be read by anyone.
Cancellations & Refunds
We’re absolutely confident that you will enjoy and benefit from your online licensing course experience, and your paid registration guarantees a place for you. Because that place cannot be filled after the registration cut-off date, if circumstances do force you to withdraw, the following refund policies apply:
CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY: For a full refund, you may cancel your class up to one week before the class start date. No refunds will be given after that date. If you need to cancel your class during the week before the class start date, contact the instructors at [email protected] to make arrangements to be added to future interval of the SAME class. If WTA cancels or reschedules, you are entitled to a full refund. Failure to submit assignments or “attend” the course DOES NOT constitute an official cancellation nor entitle you to attend the same class in another month. Class purchases are not transferable to other people or to other months. To receive credit and certification for this class all assignments, quizzes and tests must be submitted by the end date of the class as indicated above. If you fail to complete the requirements for certification and still wish to achieve certification, you must re-enroll in another class to do so.
International Students and Covid-19: Please check with your country and local authorities to be sure that you can receive international shipments. World Tea Academy will not be refunding students based on international countries’ shipping and customs issues. If you can’t get your supplies in time for the class interval that you registered for, we will move you into a later interval of the same class.
To cancel your registration, you must notify [email protected]. Your email message must include: your full name, registered email address (if different from the address you are emailing us from), and the name and date of the course for which you wish to receive a refund. Refunds take a minimum of 30 days to process and will only be given via the same form of payment you used when registering.
Program Software Requirements
Our interface (this website) has been designed for ease of use. In order to participate fully in all course areas and activities, you will need a current Internet browser (Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer Apple Safari, Netscape Navigator, or Mozilla Firefox) we do not recommend using AOL’s built-in browser or any other Internet Service Provider’s proprietary browser, as certain functions may be restricted. Because we regularly upgrade the site and add features, we recommend always using the most current browser version available for your system to make sure that you can take advantage of enhancements as they are made. If you need to upgrade your browser, go to your browser manufacturer’s website and click on the free download. You will also need an email account to receive registration confirmations and course announcements. For your writing assignments, you can use any word processing software or the text editor provided in the system. Assiignments must be submitted in a Word Document or PDF.
You will receive email notification of acceptance of your registration as soon as your registration is processed, with notification of the activation of your user account and details regarding use of the interface. IMPORTANT: You will not be able to access your course until the course start date. All materials that are being shipped to you will be mailed out after registration closes for the month. If you have any issues or do not receive your confirmation email, please email us at [email protected].
“Attendance” and Assignments
You will get the most out of your course if you participate fully. This means doing all of the assigned readings, assignments and tests, reading the lecture materials, watching videos and participating in all group discussion areas. A certain amount of flexibility is an element of the asynchronous design of these courses. There is no set time that you need to be online to take part in any of the scheduled activities; you can log on at 3:00am if that’s the best time for you. You will be given ample time to do all of the readings and assignments, but within each session of the course there will be certain deadlines that must be adhered to.
Many colleges and universities do accept non-accredited distance education course work on a case-by-case basis. This decision is solely at the discretion of the undergraduate program to which you apply and inquiries should be directed to that
Proficiency in English is required for all online courses and tuition must be paid in U.S. funds.