Here’s How You Can Get Started

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Find a Location

First you’ll want to see if there is a franchise opportunity in your area. If an opportunity is not available, please suggest the area to us and we may consider it.

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Complete our Application

Next, fill out and submit the application. After our Franchise Recruitment and Development Department reviews your completed application, we’ll contact you to conduct an initial phone interview. We’ll cover the basics of our franchise in greater detail and answer any questions you have.

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Attend a Kumon Franchise Seminar

At our 2-hour, Kumon Franchise seminar, you’ll have a chance to better understand our organization, and get answers to all of your questions. Seminars are held monthly, so please ask your Franchise Recruiter about a seminar near you.

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After the seminar, we’ll schedule more extensive, in-person interviews with our Franchise Recruiter, Branch Manager and/or one of our Kumon General Managers. You will also complete a short Math, Reading and Written proficiency assessment.

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Financial and Background Check

To make sure you can meet the financial obligations required for the initial investment and startup costs of your Kumon Franchise, we’ll conduct a financial assessment. The completion of a background check and vulnerable sector search will also be required prior to attending the Kumon Training Program.

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Initial Training

Once you’re approved, you’ll complete the 12 day Development Training Program. This training is held over a 5-month period at Kumon University located in Teaneck, NJ. You’ll participate in a series of centre visits for more hands-on training. Our training covers Kumon Curriculum, lesson plans and business & centre management strategies for successful centre operations. You’ll also begin exploring possible retail locations and leases for your centre space.

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Franchise Agreement

Once you have completed the entire Kumon Training program and your selected centre location has been approved, we will review an offer for your Franchise Agreement.

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Now that you’ve learned how you can become a Kumon Franchisee, you’re one step closer to becoming the owner of a Kumon Franchise in your area.

Top publications agree — Kumon consistently leads the way in growth and support

We know that leaving your job, hitting the restart button on your career and opening a new business is a huge commitment. But our consistently high industry rankings mean you can partner with Kumon and take that step with confidence.

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We'll help you get started, and be there along the way,
to help you build your business