Bath & Body Soap Instructors FAQ's - FREE & ELITE Memberships!

Join us individually or as a Renascent Bath & Body Soap Art Instructor

Are you ready for a new adventure?

Would you like to have a successful creative and financially abundant business?

Would you like to be your own boss in a job where you are sharing with great creative people making wonderful usable works of art and getting paid well for your efforts?

Join the ranks of the Renascent Soap Art Instructor team. You will be rewarded, appreciated and part of a wonderfully creative network of people.

How do you get started as an accredited soap art instructor?

Read the basic information in this image and see if this is something that you can see fitting into your lifestyle? Sounds exciting doesn’t it!

We Have 2 Levels of Instructors:

Level 1 Soap Making Instructors

Free to join – nominal once off admin fee to create your listing, which rolls over each year at no cost to you again).

  1. Any soap teachers/instructors can join in - worldwide
    Not certified or recognised by RBB but listed on our website for any students to find you
  2. You can use any soap making process you like and are welcome to use products from any company
  3. Complimentary Membership to Renascent Instructor only facebook groups and networking
You are not insured nor recognised as a Renascent Instructor, however we do recognise you as a personal instructor and list your details on our instructor web pages where you are open to far more publicity.

    Click HERE to apply online as a Level 1 Instructor

    Elite Soap Making Instructors

    Part of the RBB Team - certified or recognised by RBB - listed on our website as an elite instructor for any students to find you (Annual admin fee)

    Annual membership benefits:

    1. Instructors Insurance covered (usually around $800pa) for Australian Instructors using only RBB products
      Overseas instructors can join, but we can only cover Australian insurance
    2. Annual Certificate as a RBB instructor
    3. Priority listing on the RBB website as a certified Elite Instructor
    4. 5% Unique discount code to give to your students on any purchases they make throughout the year on the RBB website
    5. Using the above code – 5% off any purchase you make on the RBB website using your unique code
    6. 5% of all annual sales from your discount code given back to you as a product discount code at the end of the year
    7. 40% discount on any classes (in person or correspondence) you wish to take personally
    8. Ability to buy an instructors kit of supplies at greatly reduced price (Australia only)
    9. Comprehensive Instructors Training Manual
    10. Access to the RBB team personally should you need advice or assistance
    11. Ability to join the Soap Instructors private facebook group.

    Click HERE to apply online as an Elite Instructor

    Sounds like a match? – Have a read through these FAQ’s below and make sure it is something you’d love to do. All Still sounding great? It does to us too, what’s not to love ?

    1. Click above to purchase your annual membership and receive your knowledge papers.
    2. After your completion of your knowledge papers return them via email to RBB for marking and acceptance as a Renascent Bath Body Instructor
    3. You are ready to commence your business training and are on your way as a certified instructor.
    4. You will receive your certificate, your instructors manual, your student discount code via email (and your insurance will be covered for Australia) 

    Begin teaching classes and share with a wonderfully creative group of people, being financially supported.

    We are waiting for you to join our team!

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    Soap Art Instructors F.A.Q’s

    Does it cost me anything to join up as a soap art instructor?

    No and Yes, depending on the level you choose.

    Soap Making Instructor: If you want to begin or are already teaching soap making classes, you can be listed in our online directory for no charge, simply pay a $5 admin fee to get your information typed up. This does not expire and will remain on the RBB website as long as the plan is in place. *1Note

    Click HERE to register and be listed as a soap Instructor

    If you wish to become an Elite Soap Making Instructor: – fully certified, insured (within Australia) and recognised as a Renascent Bath & Body Instructor, there is an annual fee payable in May each year (Details of what you receive covered further on) *In May 2019 the cost is $70pa.

    Can I become an Elite Instructor if I teach outside of Australia?

    Yes, however we cannot cover your insurance, all other benefits will apply

    What’s involved to apply online as a recognised Renascent Bath Body Instructor?

    By clicking on the link HERE you have the option to apply as a private soap instructor, simply download the form, fill it in and return to us via email for your listing to go live.

    By clicking on the link HERE you have the option to apply annually as a recognised Renascent Elite Bath Body Instructor

    1. You simply pay the membership fee and automatically you will be emailed your “Knowledge Papers”
    2. Fill in your knowledge papers to ensure you understand the process of melt and pour soap making and are knowledgeable as an instructor (ask us if you need assistance – you can also google or use your instructors manual
    3. Email the knowledge papers back to Renascent Bath & Body
    4. Upon successful completion of your knowledge papers we will email you:
      A current year certificate (which you can pop in a frame and proudly display at your classes)
      A discount code that you can give to your students giving them a 5% discount an anything they purchase on the RBB website
      A comprehensive Instructors training manual which you can read online or print out and pop in a physical folder for your classes (if you need this prior to completing your knowledge papers, just ask us for it via email message)
    5. We will also include your details on our website under our Elite Certified and Recognised Instructors – giving you kudos and credibility for your efforts and allowing people searching online to find you more easily

    What else do I receive as a benefit?

    1. Provided you are using RBB products we will also cover you for your INSURANCE as an instructor in Australia (if you want this insurance but do not want to be part of the RBB team – check our group buy insurance and it is available for around $700pa through a variety of insurance companies)
    2. At the end of the year all your students purchases will be tallied up and you will receive a CREDIT VOUCHER for 5% of their combined purchases to use on anything you like on the RBB website – you can even use the 5% discount for your own purchases throughout the year AND receive a commission on your own sales

    What if I do not want to pay my annual membership next year?
    You are invited to join as an Elite member every year, it is not automatic and no payment will be taken from you. At the end of the year we will invite you to join again or give you the option to simply be listed in the Soap Making Instructors category – there is no charge for you to be listed there and it will be ongoing unless you advise us you are no longer teaching.

    Can I get a partial refund on my elite membership if I cancel

    As we cover your insurance on a yearly basis (paid once off) plus all the other Elite member benefits, there is no partial refund or cancellation process available. Your information will stay visible for the Instructors year and be dropped to the Level 1 Soap Making Instructors category the following year at no cost to you.

    What if it is well past May when I want to join?

    From November onwards we can offer you a once off partial payment of $40 to join up until the next intake in May.

    What if I need training as a MP instructor?

    You are not required to attend a class although additional information is always good to have

    We have a series of instructions and classes on YouTube under RenascentBathBody – subscribe and watch these for free at your leisure.

    However, you may prefer to share an in person class. You can book these directly and receive a 40% Instructors discount – you can also purchase the Soap Making DVD with a 40% discount by request.

    Once you have been certified as a soap art instructor you may want to attend a basic Soap Art workshop to ensure you have all the information. At the moment these are only done in person in Melbourne (Warrandyte or Bellarine Peninsula), however if you get a group of people together we may be able to come to you. We are also in the process of filming these classes so they will be available over distance without lengthy travel.

    We do also have a DVD exclusively for instructors which we can send to you for $20

    If you cannot attend in person you can get a group together and we will have one of our Representatives come to your area to do the training for you or alternatively we may be able to create a webinar where you can login for your training from interstate.

    There is a nominal fee for the basic workshop (usually around $65 for a full days workshop)

    Do I have to purchase anything?

    Not really, although to commence your soap art workshops you will need to purchase your basic supplies used in your class if you do not already have them

    You can do this using your student discount code to receive a 5% discount or we have a special instructor’s kit that contains all of the products you will need to teach classes.
    If you have already been soaping for some time you may have most of these products.

    You have 2 options.

    This kit it is only available to our certified instructors, can only be bought once and is yours to keep once you have purchased it.

    It has a retail value of around $1000+ value of products

    Is the kit and it’s contents mine to keep?
    Absolutely, once you have paid for it, it is entirely yours to keep

    Can I return the kit?
    It's awesome, we can't imagine you would want to.
    However, No, it is simply a purchase of products which are yours to keep or on-sell.

    What if I don’t manage to teach any workshops?
    We really want to see your business succeed, so we are available if you reach out to us in supporting you and seeing what we can do to assist you getting off the ground. However, it is your responsibility to promote your classes and in the unlikely event you do not teach any workshops, the kit is still yours to keep at the reduced price. The Elite membership fee still allows you to receive 5% discount throughout the year and we will advertise you as an Elite Instructor which may assist you.

    Do RBB promise me students or classes?

    No, it is your business, your classes and yours exclusively to promote. We will list you on our website which will expose you to many more students looking for teachers and we are here should you need assistance, however we make no claims of offering you students nor any form of classes.

    Do you accept anyone who applies as a soap art instructor?
    Yes, as Level 1 Soap Making Instructors
    Elite Soap Making Instructors are only listed on successful completion of their knowledge papers!

    We want to make sure that you know your information and you are suited to it. We want to know you are enthusiastic, dynamic, creative and can work well alone and as an Australia wide leading instructor. However, it is so fun and relatively easy and we want you to have the ease and flexibility to run your own classes efficiently and easily.

    Do I get paid for teaching the workshops and product sales?
    Absolutely! Whilst you are recognised as an instructor that has successfully completed your knowledge papers, it is entirely your own business; you are NOT an employee or a subcontractor of RBB.
    You get 100 percent of the payment for the workshops and you also receive a 5% credit voucher from all your students sales at the end of the instructor year (May each year) to be used on the website for any purchases. *Please note this is not a cash back, it is a RBB product voucher for website use only.

    How much money am I likely to make?
    This varies greatly depending on how many people you have in your class and the amount of sales.
    You have the option to pre-order your supplies using your 5% discount code and then on-sell the products directly to your students (or make up a kit included in their class fees, we can assist you with special offers if you wish to do this).

    The class fee is entirely up to you
    Generally instructors charge between $40-280 per class, hence if you had 10 students you would make between $400-$2800.00 per 2-8 hour workshop.
    If you were on-selling products, you would also receive the profit margin from those and at the end of the year also receive a credit voucher for sales your students had placed throughout the year directly with RBB which could offset all your supplies.

    Do I need to purchase anything to become an instructor?
    Nothing for level 1 and for Elite Instructors - only your membership and optional Instructor Training Kit of products as discussed above.
    You may also like to buy carry / kit bags but nothing is required.

    Am I certified and insured as an instructor?
    Yes absolutely within Australia (if using 100% RBB products).
    We will issue you with your yearly certificates and cover you with instructor insurance as an instructor (You will still require soap makers insurance for any of the soaps you sell or give away as below)

    Do I need Personal Insurance for my soaps and Bath & Body products?
    Yes, this is strongly recommended if you are selling or giving away finished products. Your Renascent Bath & Body Insurance will only cover you as an instructor, not for the sale or gifting of items. We have negotiated a great group insurance deal which you can join in on for around $410pa or $34 per month. This will also cover you for markets. The information is on our website. *Please note we are not part of your insurance and receive no payment or commission from your insurance policies taken out directly, We simply offer this to assist you and protect your business.

    Can I bring in other products from other companies?
    Yes, but your instructors insurance only covers you using exclusively RBB products
    This is also a requirement for your insurance as it covers only Renascent Bath Body products.

    If you wish to teach using products from other companies you will need to take out your own personal instructor’s insurance policy. However even if you take this option, your annual membership gives you many other benefits which we feel are extremely worthwhile (as listed at the beginning of this document).

    Can I teach different classes?
    Absolutely Yes! As you master level 1 in your classes, we will introduce different levels and workshops for you to train to teach, enabling you to bring back past students/customers, keep them interested and build your business further.

    Are there any ongoing fees that I need to pay as an instructor?

    Nothing for Level 1 and there is a yearly membership fee of $70 (in 2019 - Subject to change) for Elite instructors, which covers all of your benefits outlined above.

    Are updates required?
    No, just an invitation to re-join each year in May, although we strongly recommend subscribing to our youtube channel and attending any classes as they become available.

    Do I also receive discounts on my own purchases?
    Yes, as long as you use your unique Student code on your personal purchases through the website, you will also receive totals on your own purchases accumulating towards your annual credit voucher.

    How many workshops do I need to teach each year to stay certified?
    None, it is simply a membership scenario, although the best teachers are those that teach regularly. Financially and to support your students, you are always better off teaching as many as possible – aim for at least once a month.
    In order to really make your business successful, we suggest you aim for a minimum of 2 workshops per month.

    Do I need to have a business name and an ABN?
    The business name is not necessary – although many of our instructors do already have their own established businesses/companies. An ABN however is generally required to run a business This can be applied for online and is free. Please note we cannot offer legal or taxation advice and refer you back to your accountant for details on this matter.

    Is this my business or do I work for Renascent?
    This is entirely your business, with support, guidance and an annual credit voucher given to you by Renascent. You are responsible for your bookings, your sales, your business insurance or loss (we cover you with liability and product indemnity), your taxation and your accounting.

    Who is responsible for my taxation and accounting?
    You are – this is your business exclusively.

    It seems like Money for Jam, what’s the catch?
    There really isn’t one. We aim to be as transparent as possible, keep your start-up costs and your yearly fees as low as possible. Whilst you receive a handsome amount of money for teaching classes, we gain new ongoing customers and so it really is a win win situation.

    Can I put up one of my staff members to become an Instructor and teach on behalf of my business?
    You can. Although please be noted that we will be certifying that particular person, rather than your business, the policy will be in their personal name and should they leave your business, the certification goes with them. They remain an accredited Renascent Bath & Body Instructor for the duration of the year. You may arrange a personal contract with them to purchase the kit in your business name and thus retain ownership of all products however, all training would be done for and with a specific person.  Should they leave and you wish to continue teaching classes, you would need to train another staff member and pay for their yearly membership.

    If the first staff member wishes to keep teaching as their own business, as long as they pay their yearly membership they are most welcome to do so.

    Do I have to supply all the materials used in my classes?
    Yes, but most of this will come from your kit, you will really only need to top up the soap bases regularly, all other items you will only use a little per class.

    Who pays for what I use in my classes?
    You do. However, you are able to receive your unique student discount code and of course you get to keep all the class fees, as a rule of thumb, you will use around $5 worth of products per person, per class and remember you keep 100% of the class fees

    If one of my students contacts Renascent directly do I still receive a credit voucher on their sales on anything they purchase?
    Yes, if they log through their purchase using your unique student discount code. As it offers them a personal discount you can advise them it is best to do so and safeguards your efforts in maintaining them as a student.

    Does my unique student code work each year?

    As you take out a new Elite membership each year, you will also receive a new unique code to give out to your students that year.

    Do I have to teach a workshop to take ongoing sales from my previous customers?
    No, you can log through sales from any of your customers with or without a workshop, and as long as your students use your unique code it will be allocated to your annual credit voucher. You may also choose to purchase as a bulk order for your students so there is only one lot of postal fees on the order.

    After I teach a workshop how do I get my orders logged through?
    As above you can log through a group order and get it all sent to you directly or you can give your unique student code to your students and they can place the order online directly.

    If I have a problem is there someone I can contact?
    Absolutely, we are here for you. Whilst we cannot always guarantee an immediate response, we can pretty much always get back to you within 24hours. Whilst not directly part of the Renascent Staff, we have access to a legal team (for insurance) for any tricky questions. A soap team for creativity, ideas and how to’s, a chemistry team to answer any technical questions you may have. By becoming a certified instructor, you are teaming with a group of leading professionals.

    Further Questions?
    Have you got some questions or thoughts that are not in this document?
    We try to think of everything you would like to know, but there’s always something we didn’t consider. Please send your questions to us and we will answer them and add them to this document for other prospective instructors.

    What benefits does being a Private Level 1 Instructor Offer me:

    1. No cost other than an initial $5 admin fee
    2. Listing on the RBB website for publicity
    3. Possibility to join in on instructors facebook groups
    4. Support and assistance with questions and guidance (if you contact us via email or call)

    What benefits does being an Elite Renascent Bath & Body Instructor Offer me:

    1. Annual Certificate as a RBB instructor
    2. 100% of your class fees
    3. 10 people in a class at $50pp = $500 for 2-4 hours work
    4. 5% Unique discount code to give to your students on any purchases they make throughout the year on the RBB website
    5. 5% of all annual sales from your Students discount code given back to you as a product discount code at the end of the year (providing they use your code when placing orders)
      As a guide, a start up set for your students may include 2 kgs soap base, 2 moulds, a set of 1 or 2 of colours and fragrances, some additives, packaging and boxes and a few speciality items – what they purchase is often dependant on what you use in class, hence we would recommend having all the items on hand you would like them to purchase
      Based on the above an average Class participants typically spend $80-$500 pp per class
      Thus based on a class of 10 students if they spent $80-300 each – your annual credit voucher would be $40-250 per class (+ class fees -average at $500)
      Thus earning you the equivalent of $540-750 for 2-4 hours work combined
    6. Instructors Insurance covered (usually around $700pa) for Australian Instructors using only RBB products
    7. $1000+ worth of soap making items in your kit for just $595
    8. Using the above code – 5% off any purchase you make on the RBB website using your unique code (Excluding the bulk pricing on soap base)
    9. 40% discount on any classes (in person or correspondence) you wish to take personally
    10. Free advertising on Renascent Bath & Body’s Website, Social Media and Advertising
    11. Priority listing on the RBB website as a certified Elite Instructor
    12. Opportunity to share in on Group Insurance Policies for Soap Insurance
    13. Become part of the Renascent “family” allowing you access to the Company managers and personal assistance and updates
    14. Potential to become facebook administrators on the Renascent groups and permission to begin your own groups in your area – with full support and assistance from the Renascent Team
    15. Instructor only videos/DVDs
    16. Comprehensive Instructor Training manual (emailed on pdf)
    17. Membership to Renascent Instructor only facebook groups and networking
    18. Build a new business or easily add to your existing business

              READY?
              Click HERE for Private Level 1 Instructors

              Click HERE for Elite Renascent Bath Body Instructors

              – Sign up and you could be teaching next week

              PH: 03 98445888 / 0413588618

              Email: Sales@renascentcollege.com / Lesley@renascentcollege.com / Daryll@renascentcollege.com

              We are waiting to hear from you!

               

              *1Note = There is no charge to be listed as a soap art instructor on the RBB website and it is an ongoing list – although RenascentBathBody reserve the right to amend the file, remove instructors at their discretion and is subject to change at any time without notice – the $5 fee is only an initial admin fee to add your details and is not payment for any services nor does it affiliate you with RenascentBathBody in any way.