What is the process and cost to open a certified school or teaching program?

QUESTION: I am exploring possible options to open a studio in t he next few months.  I would like to inquire about the process and the cost to open either a full certified studio, a START program or a teaching program.  As a matter of due diligence, I am also weighing other non-federation options. I would like to ask you if you could help me to better understand:

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