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Online Training FAQs 2017-02-22T16:58:39+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Online Trainings

Do you offer payment plans? 2017-02-22T16:41:17+00:00

Yes, we do offer easy payment plans whereby an agreed amount is charged directly to your bank account or credit card every month. Contact us for more information.

What if I can’t attend a weekly online webinar? 2017-02-22T16:41:28+00:00

Life happens and that’s OK. We record all our online webinars and you will be able to both view them online and/or download them at your convenience about 2 hours after they end.

I am a Laughter Yoga Leader/Teacher. Can I start directly at level 2 or 3? 2017-02-22T16:41:39+00:00

Please first read this.

What you have learned will help you, but it’s not a substitute for anything we teach. However much we’ve tried to accommodate people like you in the past, the learning curve is too steep and it doesn’t work.

The very minimum we require is that you first sign up for the modules 1-6 membership (just the resources – US$299) and study that. Contact us to discuss.

I already trained with another laughter school. What am I going to learn with you that I don’t already know? 2017-09-22T15:43:19+00:00

Let’s put it this way: We offer a 30 day full money back guarantee and nobody so far has ever requested a refund because the training or resource(s) they purchased lack depth.

Laughter is a creative activity akin to any other creative activity: It’s a world of infinite possibilities. We offer a refreshing integrative perspective into the world of laughter therapy that many people appreciate and value no matter what level of expertise they already have.

Will my membership automatically renew? 2017-02-22T16:41:57+00:00

No. You can purchase in confidence knowing that we won’t bill you in the future without your explicit consent.

Can I use the training to help myself? 2017-02-22T16:42:08+00:00

A good education as a laughter teacher begins with understanding yourself and using strategies to improve your own life and circumstances. When you are courageous enough to work on yourself, you gain the experience and “muscle” to help others in a more effective and heartfelt way. Most of our students experience significant personal growth during the first several months, and then learn how to use that personal change to help others.

What is the difference in structure and content between the in-person and the online training? 2017-02-22T16:42:17+00:00

Difference in structure: You will have a much higher degree of interaction and personal experience in the in-person training.

Difference in content: You will learn much more online. Only so much material can be covered in an in-person workshop.

What is different between your online and in-person certification programs? 2017-09-22T16:25:10+00:00

What is different is how you receive your laughter education. Training online will give you access to much more content and therefore more “knowing” but also less “owning” because of the lesser degree of “live” practice time in a group with a feedback from your teacher. To be clear, nothing can beat an in-person training with an able trainer. This is what we recommend if you have that option. You can always come back to us later if/when you want to learn more.

Do you offer a training that entitles me to run my own Laughter club? 2017-09-24T16:18:24+00:00

Let’s be clear on this one: There are no legal requirements to run a laughter club or offering your own laughter programs if you feel you are ready for that. All laughter education does (ours and everybody else’s) is (1) help you learn much faster the art and science of laughter therapy and avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes and (2) give you access to an established brand name and material. It does come with an upfront price, but saves you lost of time, headaches and therefore money in the end.

Is your certificate the same as the Laughter Yoga teacher diploma? 2017-09-22T16:38:41+00:00

There is no straight answer to this question. It’s like trying to compare an orange with a grapefruit. Both are citrus fruits with lots in common, yet each has very distinct characteristics.

The different Laughter Wellness Teacher certification programs we offer incorporate the best of Laughter Yoga at their expertise level, always within a much wider framework. What this means is that you will learn more, but you will also have to study and practice more.

Will this training help me pursue further study in professional laughter therapy? 2017-09-22T18:12:28+00:00

The world of Laughter Therapy is young and has currently no recognized set standards. Each school offers its own path. You will find the education we offer to be very comprehensive, yet studying with us (or anybody else for that matter) is no guarantee that other schools will accept your diploma for further advanced studies with them. Please check with them directly.

For reference, know that we are an approved training provider of the IICT:

Will the diploma include the word “online” ? 2017-02-22T16:43:46+00:00

Our online diplomas (if the membership you are subscribed to includes one) are issued by the Laughter Online University.

Is the training endorsed by any known international yoga institute? 2017-09-22T18:13:02+00:00

No, but then to our knowledge no Laughter Therapy training in the world, whatever the tradition, is currently endorsed by any known international yoga institute.

For reference, know that we are an approved training provider of the IICT:

How do I contact support? 2017-02-22T16:44:06+00:00

The best way to get help from support is to send us an email at support@thelaughterconsultants.com (our mother company) and we’ll respond to you as quickly as possible.

Will I receive a hard copy of the diploma of just a soft copy? 2017-09-22T18:14:18+00:00

We mail out a hard copy of our diplomas (if you are eligible for one) for free in the continental USA. If you live overseas you can purchase a printed copy to be mailed to you for a small fee, otherwise we’ll email you a soft copy.

What do I need to do to graduate? 2017-09-22T18:15:40+00:00

You need to have an active account with us and complete all of your course requirements. See each individual course description for a list of what that is.

Is the diploma internationally recognized? 2017-09-22T18:19:18+00:00

Yes, our diploma is recognized internationally, however please check your own country and state requirements for full details specific to you and your area. All around the world people will know that you trained with a leading expert in the field and this will reflect positively on you.

For reference, know that we are an approved training provider of the IICT:

When can I start working with clients? 2017-02-22T16:44:42+00:00

Any time you feel ready. This is a very personal decision and often has a lot to do with one’s previous life experience. We recommend you teach a minimum of 50 laughter sessions before you consider selling your laughter services. In the meantime, attend your local Laughter Club or start one yourself to build your confidence. We also recommend that you start explaining what you are learning to friends and family members. Teaching is often the best way to learn and it will be great practice for your client work.

Do I need special insurances to be a laughter teacher? 2017-02-22T16:44:51+00:00

In general: This will depend on your country, state, and the types of people you help. Please check the specific guidelines and requirements for you and your area.

In particular: If you have checked and you are not covered by anybody else’s general liability policy, then it is a good idea to get your own for peace of mind. You may want to review your existing insurance policies and/or ask your insurance broker for advice. You may not need a new plan.

For insurance purposes Laughter Wellness Teachers are akin to fitness or yoga professionals. The cost of public liability insurance in the USA varies between $125 and $300 per year. Popular insurance companies include www.phly.comwww.alternativebalance.net, www.sportsfitness.comIDEA Health & Fitness Association and Yoga Journal.

Will I need a state license to practice? 2017-02-22T16:45:00+00:00

In general: This will depend on your country and state, the types of people you help and who is paying you. Please check the specific guidelines and requirements for you and your area.

In America: There are currently no regulations on Laughter Wellness teachers, or any other types of Laughter Professionals for that matter. You do not need to be certified, registered, or licensed in order to offer laughter programs. This means that unless required by an establishment (e.g., gym or health club) instructors are not required to hold any certification in order to work as an instructor. In fact, some of the most experienced and well-known teachers have never been certified, registered, or licensed. That is because “Laughter Therapy” is a relatively recent concept, especially in regards to teaching it.

What will I be able to call myself once I complete the training? 2017-09-22T18:24:12+00:00

We recommend you use the title associated with your training level. Claim it with pride. It has value.

Do I have to attend the classes or calls live? 2017-09-22T18:28:01+00:00

We strongly recommend that you do, and if you can’t you can always watch the recorded video at a time that suits you. Unless otherwise specified all recordings are stored in the directory of the LOU Pro Discussion Forum associated with your training level.

Can I download the videos? 2017-02-22T20:30:47+00:00

Yes, you can. What you can’t do though is share them or post them online. Unless explicitly mentioned otherwise, all of the material inside the LOU campus (that’s everywhere on our website after you have had to login) is copyrighted and we take this topic very seriously. In general: We already share a lot of free resources. Please respect our work.

Do you offer discounts or scholarships? 2017-09-22T18:33:37+00:00

We do offer group discounts, e.g., couples and multiple family members within the same household. Contact us for more information.

We do not offer scholarships at this point in time. If your budget is tight for whatever reason we encourage you to do the following:

What forms of payment do you accept? 2017-02-22T20:31:05+00:00

We accept all major credit cards, money orders cash for local customers, and numerous other payment alternatives (not everybody has a credit card.) Contact us for more information.

The only thing we don’t accept are personal checks.

Is your site reliable? Is it safe to supply my credit card online? 2017-02-22T20:31:13+00:00

The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers) on our website, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). When Credit Card details are collected, we simply pass them on to our bank in order to be processed as required. We do NOT store credit card information on our local server. We follow generally accepted industry standards (firewalls and other security measures) to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. Read our privacy policy.

You are welcome to call us at +1 626 755 5999 in case you prefer to pay on the phone. We also accept money orders.

Are there hidden fees? 2017-02-22T20:31:22+00:00

There are no hidden fees. What we advertise is what you pay, and that’s it.

What is your refund policy? 2017-02-22T20:31:31+00:00

All our online trainings and subscriptions come with a full 30 day money back guarantee. If you’re not satisfied, then we’re not. To get your refund simply contact us and kindly tell us the reason for your refund request, so that we can learn from it. We stand behind our products and are committed to your success because we want to grow with you. Your refund will occur within 30 business days following your cancellation.

What internet browsers do you support? 2017-02-22T20:31:41+00:00

We rely on current mainstream internet technology that is platform independent. The experience you will have with us will be the same as the one you have normally browsing the internet and watching videos on sites such as www.youtube.com and www.vimeo.com, regardless of what browser or device(s) you are using.

In the extremely rare event where what we offer doesn’t work on your existing setup then all you have to do is cancel within 30 days of your purchase and we will refund you in full.

This being said, we recommend that you use an up-to-date major browser (e.g., chrome, firefox, internet explorer, safari) with a modern device that is less than 3 years old. This is not a must-have, but it will make your experience much more enjoyable.

Can I take the courses on my iPhone or smartphone? 2017-02-22T20:31:50+00:00

Yes. Likewise, you can take a shower with a raincoat on – it’s technically possible – but that’s not necessarily the most enjoyable way to do that. It’s your call, really.

Is internet access always required? 2017-02-22T20:31:59+00:00

This is one of those questions that’s both a yes and a no. You can download a lot of our material and study it offline but not all of it. Overall, having easy access to a good broadband or network connection will guarantee an optimal experience of our online training modules. If you do not have a computer and/or internet access, then consider visiting your local library. Most have those and offer them as a free service to the general public.

Do I need any particular software to access the online trainings? 2017-02-22T20:32:38+00:00

We live in an increasingly complex world that needs not be intimidating. Make sure all your software are up-to-date and you will never have any problem, anywhere.

If you can read this and did not have to wait undue amounts of time for this page to display, you already have all the technology you need to enjoy most of the tools in our online training suite.

That’s it.

As a rule of thumb, a DSL connection with a downstream bandwidth of at least 1 Mbps or higher is recommended for smoothest playback of online videos. You can test your downstream bandwidth at www.speedtest.net

Can I take more than one training at a time? 2017-02-22T20:32:43+00:00

You can do anything you want, and our advice is that you take one course at a time and complete it before you move on to the next.

Do I have to be online at a specific time to take a training? 2017-02-22T20:32:53+00:00

Yes and no, but more no than yes.

No: Our online trainings are available around the clock 24/7/365, which means that you can sign-in to study at any time, day or night.

Yes: Your chosen training may include some live and interactive webinars. While those are recorded so that you can watch them at your convenience, we encourage you to login at the scheduled hour to get the most benefits. Live attendance is however not a requirement.

Is there a time requirement to finish the training? 2017-09-23T10:44:21+00:00

The only requirement for you to complete your chosen training is that you have an active membership. You can take years to complete the class if you want to. Our learning center is open 24/7/365 and your membership is valid for 12 calendar months. You can renew after that for a small fee.

Can I still have access to the site after I get my diploma? 2017-02-22T20:33:11+00:00


You can access all of the material and resources associated with your training as long as you subscription is valid, which it s a full 12 months from the day of your purchase.

Can I login from any computer with my username and password, or am I limited to a single computer? 2017-02-22T20:33:19+00:00

Yes, you can login from any internet-connected computer. However, you can only be logged in to one computer at a time. Our automated system monitors your logins and usage. If it appears that the system is being abused, you will be alerted. You should consider changing your password by editing your profile in the Members area to stop further activity. If continued abuses are logged, you may be in violation of our Terms and Conditions, and your account may be reviewed for possible cancellation.

Can I get a copy of the training on a CD or DVD? 2017-02-22T20:33:28+00:00

Unfortunately, no we do not provide a CD version for any of our online trainings at this point in time. There are too many interactive and multi-media elements for us to be able to do that using the technology we currently have.

Can I sign up for one of your online trainings and allow multiple users to access it? 2017-02-22T20:33:37+00:00

No, you cannot.

First of all this will annoy everybody if you all use the same computer as our learning system keeps track of one person’s progress per account.

Second this will put you at risk of an automatic account freeze as this is a breach of agreement and our server tracks the number of individual IP addresses accessing each individual account.

Third, and to be clear, each subscription is only valid for one person. We offer significant discounts for multiple users, making it worthwhile getting a subscription for each employee. Please contact us for multi-user pricing.

Are the training materials available for review after completion of my chosen course? 2017-02-22T20:33:46+00:00


When you subscribe to any of our online trainings you get access to all of the included resources as long as your membership remains active (you get 12 months to start with, then you must renew for a low price if you want to keep it active).