Simple Course Verification by Courseography

Simple Course Verification

Personalized course verification and training for freelance instructors seeking to enhance their credibility and establish trust with schools & learning providers everywhere.

Before You Begin

If you haven't done so already, we strongly recommend any individual who plans to have their course(s) verified create a free account on Courseography

The full value of course verification will unlock a number of important features, including a visual icon that will be visible to all users on the platform and access to submit your course(s) to hundreds of schools throughout the United States.
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Overview

Simple course verification is a personalized training and review process designed to ensure your course and background align with the expectations of schools and learning providers. 

Borne out of feedback from schools and providers, course verification gives confidence to learning organizations who seek a reliable way to evaluate the viability of a new instructor and save staff time in doing so.

As an instructor in an expansive learning marketplace, your ability to credibly establish who you are and what you teach will be paramount to your success.

It'll give you as an instructor an added level of trust with providers searching on Courseography and who may be interested in offering your course at their school or organization. 

Read all about how we view the course verification process, what you'll receive, testimonials, and frequently asked questions below.

Why is Simple Course Verification set up as an online course?

The course verification process isn't just about verifying who you are and the course(s) you're proposing to teach. We feel strongly that it's also an instructive, step-by-step process as well. 

We've packaged the verification process as an online course because it gives us greater level of flexibility to educate and connect with you.

In this format, we'll work with you one-on-one, share insights, and deliver tangible resources designed to enhance your credibility.

What You'll Receive

  • A complete review and analysis of your instructor profile by the Founder of Courseography and the former Dean of Community & Continuing Education at De Anza College
  • Verification of up to (3) course ideas/proposals
  • 20-minute phone consultation to discuss the review process and the goals of your course business
  • Course description analysis and feedback
  • Comprehensive reference check 
  • A signed Courseography-branded verification PDF you may use when offering your course elsewhere
  • A visible icon attached to your public profile for each verified course listed on Courseography
  • Exclusive access to apply to schools and learning providers throughout the United States
  • Additional resources on compensation and how best to deepen your partnerships with learning organizations

What Schools & Learning Providers Say

This is a fantastic idea. One of the hardest things to do in continuing education is to find new instructors/classes. We want to grow our programs, but do not have a good way to do that because none of us have the time to go out and recruit instructors. Courseography solves that problem. This is a one-stop shop. Awesome!”
Debbie Vanschoelandt, Associate Dean, Irvine Valley College

What's included?

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Content

Introduction
Your Credibility + Why It Matters
How Will You Be Compensated?
Course Verification
Step 1: Completing Your Public Profile & Verification Form
Step 2: Schedule Your Initial Phone Consultation
Step 3: Reference Check
Step 4: Course Description Analysis + Feedback
Step 5: Post-Verification Consultation (Optional)
Deliverables
Verification Letter
Platform Approval + Designation
What's Next
Using Courseography to Apply to Learning Providers
Building Your Teaching + Course Business

FAQs

Why should I get my course(s) verified?

We developed a course verification process based on feedback from companies, schools, and learning providers. Participating providers want to have confidence that an instructor/course is credible and meets their basic criteria. 

When a program manager has confidence in you, the chances of your course being offered at their school or organization increases significantly.

If you choose not to get your course(s) verified, they will still be visible to any learning provider seeking instructors on the platform; however, you will not obtain a verified designation, nor will you be able to send your proposals directly to learning providers for immediate consideration.

Why do you charge for course verification?

Course verification is a personalized process and is not automated. A real person will be reviewing your course(s) and contacting you. 

Because we're a small business and entirely self-funded, we need to cover the most basic of costs to continue to build and grow our platform. By charging a modest amount for course verification, you're helping us achieve this goal.

It's our belief that by offering a personalized experience and helping you connect your course efficiently to the lifelong learning marketplace, we'll provide a level of value that far exceeds the cost of verification.

How long will course verification take?

Our goal is to complete the course verification process in 24-48 hours. At times, it may take longer depending on your availability in scheduling the consultation, conducting a reference check, etc.

To expedite the process, we encourage all instructors to be as thorough as possible when completing their profile and course proposals on Courseography. For example, making sure you've uploaded a profile picture, resume, concise course description, and outline are extremely helpful in assisting us in verifying your course quickly.

In select instances, we will issue a provisional verification while we complete the process. If you feel this might apply to you, please contact us for further details.

Does verification guarantee a learning provider will offer my course?

While we'd love to guarantee your course will be offered, each company, school, or learning provider will need to make their own determination if your course meets their needs. 

Even if a learning provider elects not to offer your course, you can ask them for valuable feedback. More often than not, if you can tailor a course to the needs/wants of their student community, you'll be able to offer it there in the future. Nurture that relationship and good things will follow.

What is your refund policy?

Because course verification is a time-intensive process, once we begin, there are no refunds. 

If, for some reason, we are unable to verify your course or have not begun, we will grant you a full refund.

Training + Verification for Courseography Users

Whether you're a freelance instructor or an established learning provider, learn how to use Courseography's course idea discovery platform to build your course business - the right way.