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Licensing Policies for Stanford Self-Management Programs




  1. Any organization giving a Stanford program must obtain a license. A schedule of training and licensing fees can be found on our fees page.
  2. Any organization receiving training from a non-Stanford Master Trainer or T-Trainer must obtain a license from Stanford prior to the training. It will be the responsibility of the Master Trainers or T-Trainers who conduct this training to:
    • inform the organization(s) being trained of the need to obtain a license from Stanford prior to the training
    • inform Stanford of the organization(s) needing the license.
  3. If these responsibilities are not carried out, then the Master Trainers or T-Trainers will be responsible for all license fees and/or will lose their authorization to continue in the role of Master Trainer or T-Trainer.

These policies are defined for all Stanford self-management programs.

Types of Licenses available

Stanford offers two types of licenses for their self-management programs. You may obtain a single-program license or a multiple-program license. If you are planning to only offer one programs, such as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, a single-program license is the most economical.

Since so many of our licensed organizations wish to offer more than one program, we now have a multiple-program license, where you may offer any of our licensed programs for a flat fee. The fee is based on how many total workshops you plan to offer annually, regardless of which ones. For example, you may obtain a multiple-program license for CDSMP, Tomando Control de su Salud, and both English and Spanish Diabetes, and pool the total number of workshops for your license.

If you wish to upgrade your license to a higher level, you may complete the upgrade license form and return it to Stanford. Applications for licenses and upgrades can be found on the menu.


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