Course organisers need to pay to ERC the price of one course SEAT per participant. The Seat covers the following services:

  • PDF manual
  • One printed version of the manual at printing (and shipping) costs
  • Online learning environment 
  • Certificate
The Seat is paid for by the Course Organiser in advance and is mandatory as soon as participant has accessed the online learning materials or pdf and/or ordered a paper manual. Even if that candidate afterwards does not participate in the actual hands-on course. However if he/she does not attend the course itself, his seat will remain valid for another 12 months so does not need to be paid twice if he/she then enrolls in a future course.

The price for a Seat is different per country  (in view of that country's COLA factor) and per course type.


The current seat price at 100% (VAT excluded) is: 


BASIC (for basic courses and intermediate recertification courses): 2 euro


INTERMEDIATE (for intermediate courses, incl. NLS and advanced recertification): 10 euro


ADVANCED: 50 euro


INSTRUCTOR: 5 euro


For countries with a lower COLA factor (cost of living adjusted) this price will be lower


DISCOUNT (current): per 100 seats bought in bulk, one gets 2 free seats.



From 2021 onwards till price will be updated (for the first time in a very long time):


BASIC (for basic courses; incl. BASIC instructor courses): 2 euro


INTERMEDIATE (for intermediate courses, incl. NLS and Advanced recertification): 20 euro


INTERMEDIATE RECERTIFICATION: 10 euro


ADVANCED: 60 euro


INSTRUCTOR (Advanced): 25 euro


For countries with a lower COLA factor (cost of living adjusted) this price will be lower (similar as before)


DISCOUNT (from 2021 onwards): per 100 seats bought in bulk, one gets 5 free seats. 



From this price, 40% goes directly to the national council if they are self-sufficient for that course type.