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
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.