Certified Koi Keeper Scholarships and Groups

CKK Scholarships for clubs are ALWAYS OPEN!

If Your Club is a K.O.I. Member Club, ask how your club can sponsor you for a Scholarship at any time!  email Bill:  bbllayman@gmail.com


Scholarships and Groups

Your Student Coordinator is Kelvin Davis <KelvinDavisKoi@outlook.com>


Requirements for any CKK Scholarship or Group :

-  You must Pay a $100 fee up front. 

-  Scholarship fees are fully refundable, making your certification FREE, if all courses are successfully completed within one year of registration.

-  Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis, but you must agree to the program terms in an email before registration is complete.

- Groups consist of 6-12 students from an organization or company.  Special Group prices are available.  Group fees are not refundable.

-  K.O.I. Scholarships or Groups do not require a membership.

-  You must have the ability to Read and Edit Microsoft Word files in English.

-  You must have a working email address, and have Internet access.

-  Scholarships and special Group pricing only covers course tuition. US students will be mailed a lab kit. International students will be given a supply list to procure locally.

-  You must own or have access to a microscope with 200x magnification.

-  You must own or have access to a gram scale: 100 gr capacity; 0.01 gr resolution.

-  You must own or have access to the “Koi Diagnosis and Treatments” book by Duncan Griffiths.

-  You must submit very brief monthly reports (required each month from all students who have not yet graduated).

Note: no one who has stuck with it has failed to complete the CKK curriculum.  It’s not terribly difficult.  It just takes time, commitment and a moderate amount of work.

Club Scholarships require that the club is a K.O.I. Member Club, and you must be a paid-up member of your club.  Club scholarships are offered at the descretion of the club, and must be approved by the club.


To start, students who purchase either the CKK scholarship or Group package from the K.O.I. website and send an email acknowledgement to the Student Coordinator (email address above) that they have read and understand the program requirements and cautionary notes on this page.  Students may begin working once they receive conformation that they scholarship application has been accepted.

K.O.I. Member Clubs may sponsor their own CKK scholarship at any time - with no limits! Email the Student Coordinator for details.

Koi Organisation International (K.O.I.) offers scholarships, usually in the fall, for which anyone may apply.  All applications must include their club affiliation, but clubs need not be K.O.I. member clubs.  

K.O.I. will track all students’ progress (Note: REAL NAMES [not just screen names] will be used to disclose and track the progress of scholarship recipients on websites).

Scholarships or Group special pricing covers course tuition (a $205 value).  All other expenses are the student's responsibility (see details below).

Payment reserves a space, but MUST be accompanied by an email saying you have read and agree to the terms.

Group fees are non-refundable.  Scholarship Students completing their courses on time may choose to have their scholarship fee of $100 returned to them by the hosting organization, or students may choose to donate their fee to the org.  To specify your refund preference upon completion, contact your Student Coordinator.


All Scholarship Student courses, including both parts of the Lab, must be completed within one year of registering in order to qualify for a refund of the $100 deposit. 

Group student courses including both parts of the Lab, must be completed within one year of registering. Paid extensions are available.

For both Scholarship and Groups - the total permissible time (including paid extensions) to complete the program is 2 years – after that, students must start over from scratch.


Students may take the nine courses in the order that works best for them.  We recommend that students begin with the three easiest courses (Anatomy, Physiology, Biosecurity), then progress to the less-easy (Nutrition, Filtration, Construction) and finish with the more difficult Water Quality, Diagnosis & Treatment, and the Lab.   No matter what other order you choose to do the courses in, Diagnosis and Treatment must be 8th and the Lab must be 9th.  Coursework should be started no later than 6 months following registration.


 The following is a chart of the amount of time to expect each course to take.

Course                Average time to finish                  Actual Study Time

Anatomy                      1 week                                                 4-6 hours

Physiology                  1 week                                                 4-6 hours

Biosecurity                  1 week                                                 4-6 hours

Nutrition                      2 weeks                                                8-12 hours

Construction               3 weeks                                               12-16 hours

Filtration                     2 weeks                                                8-12 hours

Water Quality              4 weeks                                               16-20 hours

Diag & Trtmt                5-6 weeks                                            20 hours

Lab                              2 wks                                                    8-10 hour

Remember - you  must submit very brief monthly reports (required each month from all scholarship and group students who not yet graduated).  

Failure to submit reports for 2 months in a row will cause you to be dropped from the program without a refund.


Please read all the information above.  With approval from your club, you may purchase a club-sponsored scholarship CLICK HERE


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