IGrow Academy is committed to ensuring that students have a safe and engaging learning environment, and instructors are set up for success. Our rules exist to ensure we protect student’s learning experience and enable positive, healthy interactions between instructors and students.

To maintain the integrity of our learning community, all instructors must verify their identity before they can publish a course on the marketplace.

If you are a person or company publishing a course you will need to complete a manual verification process with our Trust & Safety team.

To complete the process, please submit a video to verifications@igrowacademy.co.za claiming either ownership of the content or that you have obtained the necessary rights to the use content you are publishing. 

In the video, you must show your face & state the following:  

  1. Your full legal name
  2. The name of the course(s) you are publishing
  3. Statement of ownership or rights to use the content below

“I, [full legal name], certify, under the penalty of perjury, that I am the original owner of all of the content used in my course(s) and, if applicable, have secured all the necessary rights to use content owned by another individual”.

In the body of the email, please include all of the above in written form. The verification process will take approximately 24 hours.

Instructor Identity Verification Process – FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions we receive regarding the instructor identity verification process can be viewed below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to complete verification every time I submit a new course for review?

No. Identity verification is only required once per account.

If I am a co-instructor in a course, do I need to complete identity verification?

No. Only the course owner must complete verification before the course can be submitted for review. 

Is verification required for free courses?

Yes. All published instructors are required to complete the verification process. This helps ensure the integrity of the marketplace.

How long does the verification take?
The verification process will take approximately 24 hours.

Can I use my business name for the verification process?
Yes, but we recommend submitting your personal name (first and last). If a business name is submitted, we will need to speak to a representative of the company, and verify that you are associated with that business. As a result, the verification process could take longer.