First you’ll want to check to see if there is a franchise opportunity in your area. If there is not an opportunity available, please suggest the area to us and we may consider it.
Next, fill out and submit the application. After our Franchise Development Department reviews your completed application, we’ll contact you to conduct an initial phone interview. There, we’ll cover the basics of our franchise in greater detail and answer any questions you have.
At our 2-hour, Kumon Franchise seminar you’ll have a chance to better understand our organization, and get answers to all your questions. You’ll also complete a short math, reading and writing proficiency assessment. Seminars are held monthly, please ask your Franchise Recruiter about a seminar near you.
After the seminar, we’ll schedule a more extensive, in-person interview with one of our Kumon General Managers.
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 an FBI fingerprint background check will also be required prior to attending the Kumon Training Program.
Once you’re approved, you’ll complete the Kumon Instructor Development Program. These 12 days of training are held over a 4-month period at two locations — the regional office overseeing the area where you will be opening your center and in our Kumon University in Teaneck, New Jersey. You’ll also participate in a series of center visits for more hands-on training. Our training covers Kumon Curriculum, lesson plans and business & center management strategies for successful center operations. You’ll also begin exploring possible retail locations and leases for your center space.
Once you have completed the entire Kumon Training program and your selected center location has been approved, we will review an offer for your Franchise Agreement.
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.
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.