FAQ

COURSE FAQ

WHAT IS THE COST OF A THEOLOGY OF THE BODY INSTITUTE COURSE?

The cost of a course is $1,195.00 during early registration and $1,295.00 after early registration. It includes room, all meals (Sunday dinner through Friday lunch), course study guide, and the course itself.

WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?
A 90 day notice is needed for cancellation due to the retreat center policies. 90 days before the course, partial refunds may be available if spaces can be filled. There will be a $60.00 refund processing fee regardless of when the refund is given.
ARE COURSES OFFERED IN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY OTHER THAN THE PHILADELPHIA AREA?

The TOB I course is occasionally offered in alternate locations around the U.S., but all other courses are offered in the Philadelphia area.

WILL SUNDAY MASS BE AVAILABLE AT COURSES?

Mass is offered at the start of the course to fulfill your Sunday obligation.

HOW MANY STUDENTS ATTEND EACH COURSE?

Student numbers vary from course to course. Anywhere from 75 to 120 students per course can be expected.

DO YOU OFFER YOUR COURSES ONLINE?

We offer ongoing formation online via our Community Membership, and plans are underway to begin offering an online version of TOB I. That said, nothing can substitute for the in-person experience of coming to a course.

DO I HAVE TO BE CATHOLIC TO ATTEND A TOB INSTITUTE COURSE?

No. We have had people from various Christian backgrounds and even some non-Christians benefit tremendously from our courses.

HOW SHOULD I BOOK MY FLIGHTS FOR A TOB COURSE?

Do not book your flight before you are officially registered for a course.

Arrival Flights: Flights to Philadelphia (or airport where the course is taking place) MUST arrive BEFORE 1:30 PM on Sunday of the start of the course.
Departing Flights: Flights departing Philadelphia (or airport where the course is taking place) MUST be scheduled AFTER 5PM on Friday of the end of the course.

CERTIFICATION FAQ

WHAT IS THE COST OF A THEOLOGY OF THE BODY INSTITUTE COURSE?

The cost of a course is $1,195.00 during early registration and $1,295.00 after early registration. It includes room, all meals (Sunday dinner through Friday lunch), course study guide, and the course itself.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO JOIN THE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM?

There is a one-time fee of $350 to cover administrative costs.

IS THERE A PRICE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TAKING A COURSE FOR CERTIFICATION OR AUDITING IT?
The courses are the same price whether or not you are seeking certification.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM?
Completion of the Certification Program takes as long as individuals need, depending on availability to take the courses at the time they are offered. Courses are arranged so that students could complete the Certification Program in three years. There is no deadline to complete the Certification Program.
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR THE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM?

Please contact Jen Settle, Director of Programs, at jsettle@tobinstitute.org.

DO I NEED TO TAKE THE EIGHT COURSES IN ANY ORDER?

Students must take TOB I before taking TOB II, and they must have taken both I and II before taking TOB III. Other than that, courses may be taken in any order.

WHEN DO I NEED TO DECIDE TO ENTER THE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM?

You may enter the Certification Program at any time, even if you have already attended several courses.

AM I ABLE TO TAKE THE ASSESSMENTS ONLINE?
Assessments are not available online. They will be mailed to your home and you can return them via mail, fax, or email upon completion.

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