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Training to Become an Instructor

Training to Become an Instructor

The Train-the-Trainer program has been developed to offer another option for individuals without the required background to seek approval as an instructor, based on successful completion of a department-approved Train-the-Trainer program. Individuals who would like to take an approved Train-the-Trainer program can find the contact information under Approved Programs.

Information about becoming an Approved Program to train people to become an Instructor

  • Programs who would like to train instructors in a Train-the-Trainer Program must write and submit curriculum that meets the program requirements outlined below. This curriculum must be written in a professional manner related to formatting, spelling, and content.
  • The program's primary contact will submit all program and instructor information with payment on the payment link.
  • Programs have six months to complete the application process and revisions.
  • One online application must be submitted for each currently approved instructor in program after approval of the program.
  • If you would like to add a new instructor to your program please e-mail your request to
  • Train-the-Trainer curriculum and instructor requirements are available in the following links and should be reviewed prior to application submission.
  • Fees for applying can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions Page.
  • To apply to:
    • become an approved Train-the-Trainer Program
    • have qualified Train-the-Trainer Instructors approved for your Program
    • Renew Train-the-Trainer Program Approval
    • Renew Train-the-Trainer Instructor Approval
    • Login or create an account on the Instructor Dashboard


  • All approved Train-the-Trainer programs must renew their curriculum per topic area(s) and instructor(s) every three years.
  • Each Train-the-Trainer Instructor listed under the program must receive a minimum of nine hours of documented continuing education during the three-year approval period. Continuing education may be related to any of the topical areas of the Train-the-Trainer program.

Submitting a Class Roster-Train-the-Trainer Programs

Submitting a roster is a two-step process. Step one is to complete the form notifying the Training Registry of your planned class. Upon receipt of the information you will be sent a link via e-mail to be used in order to submit your roster to the registry. Save the e-mail until after you have completed facilitating the class.

Download Class Roster

Complete During and After Class
  1. On the day of the class, have participants sign in using a printed copy of the class roster template. Download a Train-the-Trainer Class Roster Template.
  2. Within 10 days of teaching the class, log into the Instructor Dashboard and register the class and its participants.
  3. Enter each participant’s information.
  4. Upload a copy of the original roster and submit payment information.
  5. Participants will be added to the registry within one business day.