Instructor Frequently Asked Questions

Who is responsible for finding classes and scheduling them?

This is a joint effort between Pet Emergency Education and you.  Our company will blast emails, faxes, etc in your area.  We also expect you to reach out to locations such as  boarding facilities, vet clinics, grooming salons, rescues, etc. to increase awareness and schedule classes. 

How many classes do I have to teach in a month?

This opportunity is what you make of it.  You can teach as much as you like.  We require that you teach at least one qualifying class of 6 or more people every 6 months.

Is this a pyramid Scheme?

No.  A pyramid scheme is a business model that recruits members via a promise of payments or services for enrolling others into the scheme, rather than supplying investments or sale of products or services.  Instructors do not recruit anyone else into our company and are paid outright for teaching classes.

What is a host and who can host?

A host can be anyone who has a location to hold a class.  Pet store owner, someone in the community, vet clinic, boarding facility, rescue, etc.

Who is responsible for obtaining a location to hold a class?

The host is responsible for securing the location.

Do I have to continue to pay Pet Emergency Education after the initial instructor kit purchase?

No.  The only cost associated with becoming and staying an active instructor is purchasing your kit which is all the supplies you will need to teach a class.

Who handles all the registrations?

Pet Emergency Education handles all of the registrations.  There may be walk in registrations during class but you can direct them to the website to sign up for class.

Who handles any complaints?

Pet Emergency Education will handle any administrative aspects of the classes including complaints unless they are  instructor caused.

Am I paid hourly?

No.  You are compensated $28  CAD per paid participant in each class you teach.

What is the difference between an independent contractor and an employee?

 Basically, an independent contractor is an individual who runs his or her own business or works for themselves but who does work for another business. Independent contractors must pay all of their own taxes. The company does not withhold any taxes, etc. from the contractor’s payment. An employee is someone that is hired by a company to perform specific work at the direction of the employer and is paid hourly or salary.  Employees have taxes and withholdings taken from their payments.  For more information about independent contractors click here.

If I am teaching a fundraiser class will I make less per participant?

No.  You will still be compensated $28 per participant.

Do I need to travel to different provinces to teach classes?

We ask that you are available to travel up to 50 miles from your location to teach classes.

Can I just teach the EquiAid Class and not teach the Pet CPR class?

Yes!  You can become an equine instructor without having to be a Pet CPR instructor

 Do I have to buy both kits if I want to teach Pet and Equine Classes?

Yes you would need to purchase both kits.

Do I have to purchase both kits if I just want to become an EquiAid Instructor?

No.  You can purchase just the equine instructor kit.

Is there advancement opportunity?

Yes. Instructors who have been active with Pet Emergency Education for at least 12 consecutive months, have taught at least 20 classes and have received favorable feedback and survey reviews may apply to be a “Senior Instructor”. Senior instructors receive a complimentary, personalized “Senior Instructor” t-shirt and a unique badge logo that they can use for promotional purposes and which will be placed on their class registration pages.  They will also receive an additional $7 CAD per paid participant, and will be looked to as a “mentor” for new instructors. Mentoring new instructors consists of such actions as being available to answer questions and/or concerns expressed by new instructors via the instructor Facebook group, allowing new instructors to sit in on one of your classes, etc. We also ask senior instructors to help new or struggling instructors on a case by case basis via e-mail or phone, especially veterinary professional instructors who teach the Advanced Pet CPR course.