Payment & Refund Policies


Welcome to the community of forest therapy guides! If you have confirmed your enrollment in a Forest Therapy Guide training program by making a payment, then please read the following for additional information.

Payment Policies

Tuition Refund & Transfer Policy

We understand that plans and life circumstances change. Our aim is to be fair and supportive when these changes lead to a cancellation or transfer request. However, it is also important that we consider how this cancellation or transfer impacts our ability to fill a course. If the training has a waiting list, people may not be able to rearrange their plans with limited notice or afford ancillary costs such as higher air fare. This can leave us with a course that is only partially filled, which represents a financial loss to ANFT.  

If you feel you may want to transfer or cancel your registration, but are not sure, we encourage you to find clarity earlier rather than later. This will help you get the maximum refund, help us to accommodate your transfer request, and help us to fill our courses. With that in mind, our refund policy is based on the following considerations. To request a refund for a guide training, please email

Immediate Program Transfer Policy

This policy applies to those who wish to immediately transfer from a program in which they are enrolled into another program on the current training schedule.

Any non-refunded tuition will first go towards covering any financial loss of a training due to your absence of attendance and all additional funds will be put towards our scholarship fund to support members of underserved communities receiving training.

ANFT accepts no responsibility for refunding non-tuition costs paid to third parties, such as air fare.

Lodging & Catering Refund Policy

Each training has a unique agreement with the venue which makes it difficult for us to establish a refund policy that works for all situations. Please understand that it is our intention to refund you any money that we receive from the venue due to your cancellation.

Program Cancellation Policy

Be advised that programs may be cancelled 60 days prior to the program if the minimum number of confirmed registrations has not been reached. This has never occurred; however, please consider this possibility when purchasing airfare. If this does occur, full refunds will be issued or applied to another program if you prefer.​​ ANFT accepts no responsibility for refunding non-tuition costs paid to third parties, such as air fare.