Educator Program Overview
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On Spa Standard, our goal is to provide educational content for all members of spa, beauty and wellness teams. This means we are always looking for engaging new training pieces for therapists, technicians, reception and concierge teams, owners, management and support staff! Why not increase your professional reputation, boost your resume, and increase your annual earnings by sharing your secrets to success on Spa Standard?
This quick video tour outlines:
WHO can become an educator
WHAT our educators create
WHY to become an educator
HOW we compensate educators
After you review the video, you can download your educator application packet below. Then you have the choice of filling out the packet and emailing it to us, or you can apply online. Our team will review your submission and reach out to you to discuss the specifics within 48 business hours.
To apply online: Simply click the green "yes!" button below, AND on the FAQ and Resources page, then head over to the Final Project tab of this presentation to apply online. (Ocassionally after clicking both "Yes!" buttons, you may need to refresh your browser to unlock the online application located in the Final Project tab)
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Educator Help Center
Educator Application Packet
Educator Program FAQ's and Resources
Who can be a Spa Standard Educator?
Anyone can apply to teach on Spa Standard℠ and all applications are appraised by our Spa Standard Review Board for quality of content, visuals and audio, and for adherence to our content and educator guidelines, found in our Educator Application Packet. To ensure the highest quality of content for our members, we do not accept all applications to become an educator on Spa Standard.
What types of classes and educational content are accepted? What types are not?
We do not accept marketing content such as brand product knowledge training or promotional videos in these areas of our website. However, we may accept content for review that has been created by industry brands or product lines when that content is truly educational; i.e. pertaining to a specific active ingredient, treatment technique or other universal skill. Please contact us if you represent a brand and would like more specific information and guidelines on our Vendor Education Programs and Pricing.
What is included in a Spa Standard Course?
For our eCourse offerings, we allow a wide variety of classes that would pertain to the Spa Standard℠ categories of spa, salon and wellness education: Customer Service, Business Ownership, Career Skills, Human Resources, Inspiration, Management, Marketing, and Finance. Spa Standard℠ eCourses include a combination of video lessons, audio, and written material. All classes must also include a class project or final exam.
Our goal at Spa Standard℠ is to make teaching easy and fun. We want to do everything possible to set you up for success. In order to deliver a high-quality learning experience to all of our students, all eCourses follow the same structure:
1. Teaching through pre-recorded video lessons and written project steps. Your main method of teaching is through a series of prerecorded video lessons, written content and project steps that ladder up to the class final exam or graded final project.
2. Project-based learning. Students learn real-world skills by working on action steps that culminate in a class project or exam to ascertain topic comprehension, real world applications, and mastery of lessons.
3. Community-based learning. Instructors are welcome and encouraged to engage with students, and classes facilitate student-to-student interaction to maximize learning and networking via private class discussion boards for each course.
4. Self-paced learning. Students can enroll at any time and learn at their own pace.
Once approved, your class will be entered into our catalog of classes. Students can enroll and access your class online.
What is a final project?
Every eLearning course has a project, to give students a real world application of the skill you are teaching. Every student’s project should be unique, but teachers should also provide a general set of guidelines to help students through the project.
What type of equipment do I need?
There are many easy, low-cost tools to create your own Spa Standard eCourses, videos, podcasts or articles, including those recommended in the Educator Help Center. At minimum, you’ll need equipment to record video and audio for video lessons.
How can I apply to be an educator?
To apply, fill out our Educator Application. Once reviewed, a Spa Standard representative will contact you regarding eligibility, and if approved, will provide more details regarding content submission specifics, and work with you to customize your level of required content assistance.
Do I need to have my content finalized prior to applying to be an educator?
No, you do not need final drafts of your content standing by for submittal in order to apply. A topic outline, script and/or storyboard is needed, as well as completion in entirety of the other portions of the Educator Application.
What if I need a little bit of help creating my content?
Maybe you are filling seats at trade show classes, but have never filmed anything beyond a smartphone clip of your cat. Perhaps you have a great topic and plenty of detailed research, but turning that into slides is not your thing. Our team of education experts can assist you with all aspects of your course for a small fee or by working together to negotiate a revised revenue share for the finalized content. Just let us know your challenges or limitations and we can work together to find a solution that will get your course completed. We do our best to share our techniques as we assist, empowering you to be more knowledgeable and self-sufficient the next time around!
How will Spa Standard help me to promote my eCourses and other contributions?
Spa Standard will utilize social media, digital media, and eblast mentions to its database of over 20,000 spa, salon and wellness industry professionals to coincide with the launch of your approved completed content. The Spa Standard℠ program will also be promoted at several industry events annually and in trade publications and press releases.
What compensation is available for educators?
Compensation for educational content depends upon the depth, learning level, and format. Educators are paid net 30. Only original content, not published elsewhere, is eligible for compensation. This will be discussed with you upon submission of your completed Educator Application. Once final content is approved, we compensate as follows:
Approved article, podcast, and video content:
- Per word for all written content
- Per minute for all audio and video content
Educators are paid a percentage of the registration fee for each learner that enrolls in the eCourse or webinar. This varies depending on the level of assistance required from our team to create the content, but the compensation generously favors the educator, not Spa Standard. In some cases, you will be paid a retainer fee upon our written acceptance of the completed course materials, then compensated a percentage of all tuition received that goes above and beyond the original retainer payment. After submitting a completed Educator Application Packet, this will be a part of the follow-up discussion.
Note: We do consider and often accept re-posted content for those seeking greater exposure or to generously share their past work with a larger audience.
What agreements are required to become a Spa standard Educator?
Are there any other benefits to becoming a Spa Standard Educator?
Absolutely! New educators will begin to grow a following which can lead to infinite opportunities in the education sector of the spa, salon and wellness industry. Experienced educators will also benefit by reaching new followers across different segments of the market. All educators will grow their level of experience and enhance their resume whether they are well versed in offering online courses or jumping in for the first time.
We also offer free membership to active educators! Keep submitting content, and you will continue to be rewarded with free access to all Spa Standard members-only pages.
In addition, Spa Standard rewards our top performing instructors with invitations to present at our live regional education events. These instructors are also awarded perks, including complementary assistance in the production, research and filming of follow-up courses! We are looking for true education partners to join the Spa Standard family.
Are you ready to learn, share, grow, and truly succeed with us?