Disclaimer - TESOL/TEFL Certificate for Online Teaching

On the Course:

Promise Opens Doors is a non-profit organization established by the founders of PromiseK14, an online education company providing high-quality English language instruction to over 14,000 students since 2004. We see the Promise Opens Doors TESOL/TEFL Certificate for Online Teaching as an extension of the mission to bring the English language to every student around the world.


The Promise Opens Doors TESOL/TEFL Certificate Program for Online Teaching is offered to provide courses in the fundamentals of ELT (English Language Training) to current or prospective teachers and administrators. The course is structured as pass (at 80% proficiency) or no pass, completed entirely online, and includes a required number of observation hours. In the case of the 60-hour course, this includes 15 hours of required practicum teaching. Unique to the Promise Opens Doors TESOL/TEFL Certificate Program for Online Teaching, the practice teaching hours are fulfilled online in our established classrooms for our North America participants. Other participants can work with one of our employer partners to fulfill their teaching practicum in one of their online classrooms.  For non-North American participants, the responsibility lies with the participant to find and complete their teaching practicum requirement.    


The Promise Opens Doors TESOL/TEFL Certificate for Online Teaching Program is NOT a teaching certification.  Those seeking teaching certification should contact their respective state departments of education.


Personal data (i.e. email, first name, last name, phone number) will be collected solely for the purpose of registration and completion of the Promise Opens Doors TESOL/TEFL Certificate for Online Teaching Program. Such information will not be shared with third parties. For those participants in the 60-hour version of the course with teaching practicum, they will need to submit private information (SSN and address) through a third-party system (Checkr) for criminal history screening.  This information is not collected or stored by Promise Opens Doors.  The 45-hour version does not have this requirement.


Payment processing services enable Promise Opens Doors to process payments by credit card or other online payment systems. To ensure greater security, Promise Opens Doors shares only the information necessary to execute the transaction with the financial intermediaries handling the transaction. Some of these services may also enable the sending of timed messages to the User, such as email notifications concerning the payment.


No part of this course material may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, or downloaded into any informational storage or retrieval system, without permission from Promise Opens Doors.


Every effort has been made to contact the copyright holders for permission to reprint borrowed material.  


Once a participant has completed the Promise Opens Doors TESOL/TEFL Certificate for Online Teaching Program, they have a 2-week access window to the online material. At the end of two weeks, their registered email will be removed from the system and further access will be denied. From that point, future requests for classroom materials, digital copies of certificates or career questions can be directed to our Career Center.

On our Job Placement Guarantee:

Promise Opens Doors places a guarantee on its TESOL/TEFL Certificate for Online Teaching that participants of the program will find a teaching position within one month (or less) of their graduation.  If they do not, then Promise will return the full tuition fee (minus the registration fee) to the participant. 


This guarantee extends to those participants who have been accepted into the 60-hour TESOL/TEFL Certificate for Online Teaching Program.  The guarantee does NOT apply to the 45-hour participants.

Additionally, the guarantee does not extend to (unless otherwise notified) those participants who:

   1) have a bachelor's degree in any discipline

   2) are not fully-fluent or native English speakers  

The guarantee is made void if the graduate does not "actively pursue" employment within the first month of graduation. "Actively pursue" is defined as applying and communicating with no less than three of Promise Opens Doors' employer partners.  Promise keeps open lines of communication with its partners and is able to verify if a graduate is seeking employment with one of them.