Kindred Spirits School of Taxidermy

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Enrollment and Reservations

  • $500.00 enrollment deposit is required for all courses unless guaranteed by a government agency.  $150.00 of the deposit is NOT refundable if the student cancels.  See below for the KSST cancellation and refund policy.
  • Most classes are booked a minimum of 2-months in advance
  • If using Voc Rehab, G.I. Bill or other funding source, funding must be approved in writing prior to the start of the course. 
  • Tetanus shots need to be up-to-date IAW your physicians recommendation

Funding Programs

  • Kindred Spirits School of Taxidermy is accredited by The State of Iowa Department of Education.  We hold a commercial performance bond in the amount of $50,000 through the Merchants Bonding Company, Bond #IA593956.
  • KSST is approved to accept students under the Vocational Rehabilitation Programs for the states of Arizona, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois and Iowa.  We can also accept VETERANS using the Voc Rehab Program.  Students applying under these programs receive equipment and supplies, specimens, materials and supplies and tools to mount them.  Everything to get started.
  • KSST is approved to offer all training programs under the V.A. post 911 G.I. Bill.  Contact us for more information.

Code of Conduct

  • Treat others as you would want to be treated.  A little respect and courtesy goes a long way.
  • Clean-up after yourself and tidy up your work space daily.
  • Respect other students, tools and taxidermy.
  • Respect school property and tools.  Report any damaged equipment or missing parts.
  • No alcohol, tobacco, firearms or drugs in the school at any time.
  • No smoking in the buildings.  Designated smoking areas are outside.
  • Fowl language and attitudes have no place in a professional business setting.
  • Students must communicate with the instructor if class is to be missed PRIOR to the start of that days class.
  • Use of safety equipment is not negotiable.  Hazardous/flammable materials must be handled IAW school and product safety instructions.
  • All specimens must be legally taken and properly tagged IAW Federal & local laws.  No exceptions!
  • Failure to follow the school's code of conduct may result in possible termination for misconduct without refund.

Cancellation and Refund

We understand that life events occur without notification.  If a conflict arises, please communicate to us as soon as possible your intent.  Instead of cancelling a class we encourage you to consider rescheduling.

  • We require a two week written notification of cancellation.
  • If a class is cancelled by the school prior to the start, enrolled students will receive a full refund.
  • The school is not responsible for any loss the student incurs due to the cancellation of the class.
  • The school is NOT required to refund any tuition once 75% of the class is completed.
  • Money will be refunded to the person or agency from which it came as required by law.
  • All refunds will be paid within 30-days of notification.
  • Veterans receiving government funding will be handled IAW Federal Title 38 guidelines.
  • Prices quoted for tuition and materials are good for 30-days.  Prices are subject to change without notice.


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