CERTIFICATION FAQ

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

The cost of a course is $1,175.00 before early registration and $1,275.00 after early registration. It includes room, all meals (Sunday dinner through Friday lunch), course workbook, and the course itself.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO JOIN THE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM?

There is a one-time fee of $350 to enter the Certification Program. This helps defray the cost of the exams, etc. You can pay by cash, credit card, or check.

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.

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 Theology of the Body Institute 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.

COURSE FAQ

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

The cost of a course is $1,175.00 before early registration and $1,275.00 after early registration. It includes room, all meals (Sunday dinner through Friday lunch), course workbook, 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 ACADEMIC CREDITS OFFERED FOR COURSES?

Academic credit is offered through Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska only for the Theology of the Body I: Head & Heart Immersion course.

ARE COURSES LOCATED IN AREAS OTHER THAN THE PHILADELPHIA AREA?

All Theology of the Body Institute courses are located at retreat centers in the Philadelphia, PA area.

DO YOU OFFER YOUR COURSES ONLINE?

Due to the experiential nature of courses, Theology of the Body Institute does not offer courses online. Webinars are available for ongoing formation.

HOW MANY ATTEND COURSES?

Anywhere from 70 to 100 students participate in each course.

WILL SUNDAY MASS BE AVAILABLE AT COURSES?

Sunday evening Mass will be available to meet your obligation.

DO I HAVE TO BE CATHOLIC TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE?

Participants do not have to be Catholic to participate in the course, but if you are not a Catholic, we only ask for a spirit of openness to the practices of the Catholic Faith.

HOW SHOULD I BOOK MY FLIGHTS FOR A TOB COURSE?

Please do not book your flight before you have registered for the course. If the course sells out and you have already booked your flight we would still have to put you on a waiting list and cannot guarantee admittance.

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.

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