10. Policy on Franchising a Program or Sub-Contracting a Program— New, 8/1/15
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The accreditation status of an IAYT-accredited yoga therapy program does not transfer in situations in which a school with an IAYT-accredited yoga therapy program allows an individual or entity to offer the program as its agent, franchisee, subcontractor, or through some other business arrangement by which the responsibility for running the yoga therapy training program is delegated to another entity or individual. In these situations, the agent, franchisee, subcontractor, or other entity must become a Member School and apply for accreditation of the yoga therapy training program.

Notification

When a school with an IAYT accredited yoga therapy program enters into such an arrangement, the school must notify the Accreditation Manager of the arrangement 45 days prior to the effective date of the arrangement; without this notification the school places the accreditation status of its yoga therapy training program in jeopardy.

The school owner must notify the Accreditation Manager of the school's arrangement to allow an individual or entity to offer its program as its agent, franchisee, subcontractor, or through some other business arrangement by which the responsibility for running the yoga therapy training program is delegated. Notification is to include 

  • The name of the agent, franchisee, subcontractor, or person responsible for some other business arrangement;

  • The mailing address, email address, and telephone numbers of the agent, franchisee, subcontractor, or person responsible for some other business arrangement;

  • The location(s) at which the program will be run; and

  • The effective date of the arrangement. 

Within 14 days of receipt of the notification, the Accreditation Manager informs the agent, franchisee, subcontractor (or other entity or person) who will assume the responsibility for running the program that the accreditation status will not automatically transfer and that the new entity/person must become a Member School and apply for accreditation of the program if the entity/person wishes to maintain the accreditation status.