Frequently Asked Questions

WALK 15® FAQ's

What do I have to do to become a Walk 15® Basic Level Instructor?

In order to become a Walk 15® Basic Level Instructor, you must first complete the Walk 15® Basic Level Instructor Course through IDEA Course Plus. You will find the link to sign up on the Walk 15® Page. In the Walk 15® Basic Level Instructor Course you will receive the Walk 15® Basic Level Instructor Manual, the Walk 15® Basic Level Instructor Quiz, the Walk 15® Basic Level Instructor License Agreement, the Walk 15® Logo, Business Cards and Flyer, and a music playlist to teach your first 2 mile class! All you have to do is study the manual, pass the quiz, sign the license agreement and you are all set to teach Walk 15® classes.


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As a Walk 15® Basic Level Instructor, am I responsible for liability insurance?

Yes, we strongly suggest that every Walk 15® Basic Level Instructor purchase liability insurance. Please contact to request more information on this.

Am I responsbile for finding my own location and recruiting my participants?

Yes, instructors are responsible for finding a location that is appropriate for their needs and for recruiting participants. This information will be provided in the Basic Level Course. Great places to start are Church halls, school cafeterias, work sites, corporations, community centers…and any place people gather.

Is there an age requirement to become a Walk 15® Basic Level Instructor?

A Walk 15® Basic Level Instructor must be 18 years of age.

What is included in my Basic Level course study materials?

Walk 15® Basic Level Instructor Manual

Walk 15® Basic Level Quiz

2 Mile Class Playlist (6 songs)

License Agreement

Support from Education and Certification Specialist Ruth Hughes (

Are Walk 15® Basic Level Instructors required to charge a certain class fee?

The national average for class fees range between $7 for advanced payment and $10 for an individual class. Of course each one should research their own economic area and can adjust their rates accordingly. But we highly recommend no less than $5 per class.

Do you offer refunds?

You must complete your Certification Course within 30 days from the time of your enrollment. After 30 days, no refunds will be issued

Is becoming a Walk 15® Basic Level Instructor a part time or full time business?

Becoming a Walk 15® Basic Level Instructor can be your part-time business or full time business. It depends on how much time and effort you want to devote. We have instructors who have dedicated their time to make Walk 15® their full time career. We also have instructors who teach their classes once or twice a week simply to be engaged in the community, bring people together, share the good news of walking, and to make a little extra money.

How do I maintain my Certification? Are there any additional fees involved?

At the time of your Certification, and to maintain your ACTIVE status as a Certified WALK 15 Instructor, you will join the Walk Instructor Network (WIN). Only WIN members can access a whole new world of new trainings and skill-boosting courses designed to help you build knowledge and confidence as you grow your classes. The WIN is available to you through a monthly membership and designed to provide you with a variety of exciting, exclusive ongoing support. Through your WIN membership, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Immediate availability of continuing education materials so you can learn at your own pace and convenience – whenever you are ready for more!
  • The exclusive ability to use the WALK 15® name and logo to promote and grow your classes!
  • Professional WALK 15® marketing materials you can customize for your classes and events!
  • Private access to an ever-growing video library that you can use for your own workout anytime, and to learn technique and presentation skills!
  • The latest WALK 15® tools designed to help you lead classes, host special events and have fun!
  • Affordable and easy recurring payment plan – your special Introductory rate is only $9.99 a month!


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