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Will my membership rates ever go up?
No! As long as your membership is active (i.e., you have it automatically renewing each month), you'll have the same rate as when you registered. You're grandfathered in to the rate you had when you signed up. I think it's important not to have things change on people!
We plan on being around a long time, so for sustainability, we may eventually change the public rate and fair's fair - if you cancel the membership for some reason, and then restart, then you'll pay whatever the current rate is for your future payments.
What's the difference between buying a course and getting it with a membership?
If you want to keep access to a course or video forever, you can buy it individually.
If you love learning about dog training and want to access more than one course, especially on a regular basis, then membership is the better way to go.
As long as your membership is current, you can revisit any course in the membership, and if you have a membership, you won't be able to (or need to) buy a course until the membership expires.
Do you still offer scholarships for shelters and rescues?
Yes! We have a special bundle of courses just for shelters and rescues that is absolutely free. The value is $849. Click here for scholarship info and feel free to share that link with your local shelter.
We also have an affiliate program where you can get money for your shelter! Click here for affiliate program info.
Does a membership trap me? What's your cancellation policy?
I'm all about freedom of movement and choice, so you won't ever be stuck in a plan that doesn't fit. You can cancel renewal of your subscription payments at any time.
Your membership access will expire at the end of your paid month and you won't be charged again. There’s more info below in the Questions After Purchase section.
How does the billing cycle work?
Our standard membership is monthly. When you register for a membership, it renews on the same day, the following month. So if you sign up on December 10, your membership will automatically renew on January 10. Renewal means your card will be charged for the next month of membership.
If you cancel your membership at some point, you won't be charged again, but the membership will stay active (i.e., you keep access) until the end of your membership date. So if you sign up on December 10 and then cancel on December 15, you'll still be able to attend courses through January 9 (the day before you would have automatically renewed).
When your membership expires, you'll no longer have access to the courses from the membership, but if you had already registered for something else directly, it will still be in your library. You can always restart your membership at the current rate.
If you'd rather get an annual membership or one-time pass, click here for more options.
How can I make a direct Paypal payment?
Paypal doesn't work for automatic renewal subscriptions on the site. Direct registrations (buying a single class or book) can be done with debit cards, credit cards or Paypal, but memberships can only be done on the site via debit or credit cards.
If you really want to pay for a membership with Paypal, the easy way is to use your Paypal credit card here on the site (if you have one). You can also contact us and our staff will manually set something up with you.
Can I purchase a Membership as a Gift?
While you can't purchase a Membership for another person directly on the site, you can certainly contact us to set one up for you. I do have gift certificates for the physical product store, and there's a way for folks to use that in the school. Thank you for thinking of us.
How do you handle my personal data?
We follow strict guidelines to keep your data safe. Please click Privacy and Data Policy to learn more about your personal data, how we use it, and the steps we take to protect it.
- How Do I Choose Which Course to Take?
I'm signed up for a course, but I just see the sales page. How do I access the course?
Please make sure you're already logged in and you're using the same email address you used to purchase the item.
Once you're logged in, go to the link at the top that reads "My Dashboard" and that will show you all the courses you are in. From there, click on "Start Course," "Resume Course," or just on the course image (if you click on "Course Overview", it will take you to the sales page, but that will have the option to "Start Learning" or "Resume Learning").
If this doesn't answer your question, please scroll down to contact my Help Team. We'll get this sorted out for you! :O)
I'm signed up for a LIVE online course. Where do I go to attend?
Our live sessions are in the Zoom application. Links for the Zoom sessions are in the course player, listed with the date of the session. Course players are found by clicking on the menu item: My Dashboard. You may also have an email with the Zoom link.
If you haven't yet registered for a live course, but want to, you can buy the live course on this site or you can get a Diamond membership, will include access to the course. If you want to keep the course forever, then please buy it individually, rather than accessing it with a membership.
Click here for a list of upcoming live courses.
If this doesn't answer your question, please use the contact information at the bottom of this page and my lovely team will help you out.
How can I tell which Membership level I have?
You can see that in the Subscriptions section on the bottom of the Billing page.
To navigate there yourself, log into the site and go to the drop down arrow next to your name/profile photo on the header bar. Select 'My Account'. On the left hand side, select "Billing" from the list of options, then go to Subscriptions. Your membership level will be listed here.
If you have any further questions about your Membership, please contact us.
How do I upgrade from Gold to Diamond?
The easiest way to upgrade is to cancel your Gold membership (under subscriptions) and purchase the Diamond membership. Then email the help team (see below) to say that you upgraded and we'll refund the balance of your gold membership.
How do I downgrade from Diamond to Gold?
If you want to switch from Diamond to Gold, just cancel your Diamond on the billing page and purchase the Gold, when your Diamond expires at the end of your billing cycle - or contact us and we'll help you do that more smoothly. Please note that if you do upgrade back to Diamond, it will be at whatever rate is current at that time.
How do I cancel my membership?
If you need to pause or stop your membership, you can cancel renewal of your subscription payments at any time on the billing page.
Your membership access will expire at the end of your paid month and you won't be charged again. Come back whenever you want! See below on how to switch from Diamond to Gold.Please don't ask for a refund unless you were actually unhappy with the courses. In that case, we will definitely make it up to you - contact us.
Note: We hope it's a temporary break and you'll come back! I have to warn you that if you start up again, it will be at whatever the membership rate is at that point, so if you've locked in an introductory price, that will go away if you cancel.
Where do I find a certificate for a course or webinar I've completed?
Certificates show you have completed a course. When you fully complete all lessons in the course, a certificates will be listed in your account. You can navigate there using the menu bar or here is the direct link to certificates.
Do you offer CEUs for courses? How do I get them?
My school is an Approved Education Provider for The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers® (CCPDT®). As a result, many of our courses have been approved for CEUs, with many more on the way!
We report CEUs to the CCPDT twice a year (April and October). In order to not miss out, please make sure that:
1. You have entered your CCPDT CPDT number correctly in My Account>Your Profile>CPDT Number. Please don't enter any other characters or information in this space or you won't appear in the report.
2. You have completed CEU courses to the very end of the course player. Only courses marked 100% complete will show in the qualifying reports.
The quickest way to check your percentages is to log into your account, and go to My Dashboard>My Courses. Each of your courses will have a % bar.
But just as a head's up; courses whose CEU status is marked as "Pending" at the time of the report will not be included in this round as they are still awaiting approval. They will be included in the next reporting period instead. For all other organizations, you can print/download your course certificates and use those as proof of attendance.
If you have any questions, School Admin Claire Goyer is here to help. Contact her via the "Email Help Team" button below.
Can you help me navigate my course?
Please check out our free General Orientation mini-course for information on how to navigate individual classes or find a series of classes to meet your need. Register and then click on Start Learning.
Do you provide CEUs for any Certification Bodies?
Yes! We are an Approved Education Provider for the CCPDT, and we offer CEUs for the IAABC too.
What courses offer official CEUs for the CCPDT/IAABC
You can find all our pre-approved courses in our Courses with CEUs category.
How do I get CEUs for the CCPDT?
Once you finish a course, your Certificate of Completion will appear in your Profile/Certificates. Download that Certificate and send it along with your CCPDT number to email@example.com and my CEU Office will take care of the rest.
CEUs requests are processed once a week on a Friday. In order to avoid delays, please make sure you include all the information above. This process only applies to courses completed after April 1, 2022.
How do I get my validation code for the IAABC?
Once you finish a course, your Certificate of Completion will appear in your Profile/Certificates. Download that Certificate and send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org and my CEU Office will send you your Validation code by return.
CEUs requests are processed once a week on a Friday. In order to avoid delays, please make sure you include all the information above.
What about CEUs earned before April 1, 2022? How do I get those?
CCPDT: All courses completed before April 1, 2022 have already been submitted on your behalf. If the course is not showing in your account, then please contact my CEU office at email@example.com.
IAABC: If you have not already requested a Validation Code, please download and attach your Certificate of Completion and request it following the process above.
I am not a member of either organization but still need to prove Continuing Education/Development to my Insurance Company and/or Employer. How to do I do that?
You can use your Certificate of Attendance to prove your course completion. Go to My Profile/Certificates to download.
I'm based outside the USA. How do I prove Continuing Professional Development Hours (CPD)?
You can use your Certificate of Attendance to prove course completion. Certificates display the number of hours attended for each course too.
Go to My Profile/Certificates to download.
My Certificate isn’t showing in my Profile. How do I get it?
First make sure that you have completed the course all the way to the end. It should be showing as 100% in your Dashboard. Once you hit that 100%, your Certificate will be available to download.
Please note that you need to go into the Course Player and make sure you have completed each chapter. Attending a live event is not enough to achieve 100% completion and trigger your Course Certificate.
If you have done all those things, and it’s still not there, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more help.
I have an urgent enquiry about my CEUs. Who can help?
You can contact our CEU office email@example.com with URGENT in the subject line.
My CEU Office is currently located in the UK, so please be aware of time differences when you write.
How do I become a Certified Behavior Adjustment Training Instructor (CBATI)?
We are currently revising how you can become a CBATI and hope to have the new process ready to go by Summer, 2022.
But we can tell you that in order to apply, you must first have completed the new Behavior Adjustment Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (BAT-KA) certification. This will also be launching in Summer, 2022
When can I join the BAT-KA Certification Program?
The BAT-KA Program is due for release in Summer, 2022
What is the GSAT? Is it a requirement for the BAT-KA or CBATI
GSAT stands for Grisha Stewart Academy Trainer and provides the foundation for any dog trainer who wishes to train in a more mindful way by honoring the emotional experience of both the client dog and thier human(s).
It is not a prerequisite for either the BAT-KA or the CBATI, but if you are new to our way of teaching, then we highly recommend you take it!
The GSAT will be ready to roll out in the Summer, 2022.
Will there be a discount for Diamond Members?
YES! Diamond Members of the Academy can take all the GSAT and BAT-KA courses for FREE as part of their Diamond Membership.
The exam for the GSAT is also free for Diamonds in good standing (at least 3 months of Membership), but there will be a small fee for the BAT-KA exam.
Will you be running any in person BAT Seminars or Instructors Courses?
At the time of writing we have no plans to run any Grisha Stewart Academy In Person BAT Seminars or Instructor courses as all the theory required to succeed in the certifications is available on demand at the Academy.
CBATIs may run BAT Seminars around the USA and Europe but these are not substitutions for the BAT-KA.
Are any of these certifications externally verified?
Not yet, but my amazing team are working really hard to have the CBATI certification externally verified by several international organizations.
Do you have a way for individuals and shelters to earn income for referrals?
Yes! It's super easy to join the affiliate program and start earning cash for referring people to memberships and courses.
I will also double the amount if you donate your affiliate income to a US non-profit shelter or human rights organization.
Click here for affiliate program info.
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I had an account on your old site. Do I need to make a new account here?
We transferred all accounts from my old site over to this one in mid-April, so if you had an account there, you should have one here too.
Your account contains all of your previous purchases and you will keep the same email address, but you will need to change your password as we were unable to transfer those for security reasons.
To create a new password, click on "Forgot Password?" on the login page.
My password isn't working/I've forgotten my password. Help!
If you haven't logged into this site yet, please note that passwords from the old site will not work here. Reset your password using the same instructions as below.
If you have created a new password for this site, but simply forgot it, you can reset your own password by going to:
1. Home Page www.grisha.thinkific.com
2. Sign In
3. Then enter your email and click "Forgot Password”
4. In the next screen, enter your email again
5. The system will send you a password reset link which will be valid for 6 hours. This email can take a few minutes to arrive so hang tight until it gets to you
6. Please check your spam incase the email ends up there.
Here's a direct link to reset your password.
I'm looking for one of your courses from the other site and I don't see it here.
This is a brand new home for my online school and we are still in the process of migrating courses.
We hope to have that process finalized in the next few months, but if there is a course you really want to take now that is not available here yet, then it should be available on the old site. Please also contact my Help Team via the button at the bottom of this page.
I purchased digital content over on the original site. Can I access that here?
Good news! Individual items still don't expire, so if you purchased any items (eBooks, webinars, courses, etc.) on my old site, those will be available in your new account once all the content has been fully migrated across.
Most are available now, and can be found under My Dashboard.
I have a Student or Pro membership on the original GrishaStewart.com already. Will I get a membership here automatically?
Pro and Student memberships from the old site are being phased out, but you will of course still get everything you paid for, and a little more. You can see them by clicking on the the My Dashboard menu in the upper right.
Rest assured, you still get to access to all of the Member Library videos that came with your membership level, for the duration of your membership. Most of it is accessible here already, and if it isn't, it's still on the original site.
Diamond and Gold are a big step up from the previous membership levels, so there isn't a straight transfer to one of the levels on this site. Here's why the new memberships are awesome!
The products that were for sale on the old site (courses, webinars, feature films, ebooks) were not included in the Pro and Student memberships, but many of them are now part of the Gold membership and all courses are available to Diamond members.