Are you ready to take your training delivery skills to the next level? Join the over 80,000 participants who have taken part in TrainSMART’s Internationally Certified Train-the-Trainer Course!

No matter if your inclination is towards an open-to-all workshop (either physically present or virtual) or a meticulously designed program at your own site, TrainSMART stands ready to cater to all your needs for a train-the-trainer model.

Developing professional skills is a cornerstone for any organization’s triumph, and the Train-the-Trainer Certification Program from TrainSMART is tailored to empower both new and experienced trainers to design potent and captivating learning processes for their forthcoming training sessions. Our workshop is dynamic, hands-on, high-spirited, and centered on learners, furnishing you with cutting-edge training techniques and tools to aid you in attaining your peak potential.

This hands-on 3-day workshop is open to anyone seeking to enhance their training proficiencies, be it a subject matter expert within your organization or an in-house trainer. You will gain insights into how to conduct training that is engaging, interactive, and directly addresses the needs of your participants.

Our captivating and highly interactive 3-day course has received certification from the International Board of Certified Trainers, adding further credibility to your professional development journey.

We offer the only “instructor-led” train-the-trainer program certified by the International Board of Certified Trainers.

With TrainSMART, you’ll learn the essential skills to transfer knowledge to adult learners in a way that is educational, interesting, and interactive. You’ll leave our course with a toolkit of resources to make your training impactful and outstanding!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take your training skills to the next level. If you are responsible for any kind of training in your organization, TrainSMART’s Train-the-Trainer course is for you!

Join us today via public in-person workshops, and public virtual or custom-tailor training, and start delivering training that truly engages your audience.




Certificate of Completion Badge For TrainSMART's 3-Day Train-The-Trainer Course


3-Day Train-the-Trainer Course Outline

It Starts with You

  • What Is Train-the-Trainer
  • Learn Effective Communication Skills
  • Communication Styles
  • Learning Preferences

Discipline of Design

  • Discipline of Design
  • Design Outline

Audience and Evaluation

  • Principles of Adult Learning
  • Stages of Learning
  • Generational Differences
  • International Differences
  • Evaluation
  • Measurement
  • Selecting Appropriate Delivery Methods

The Design

  • Task Analysis
  • Develop Goals and Objectives
  • Active vs. Passive Learning
  • Learning Activities


  • Documentation

Training Delivery

  • Presentation Skills
    • Instructor-led
    • Structured on-the-job training (one-on-one)
    • Training technical content
  • Transitions
  • Questioning Skills For Trainers
  • How To Start A Training Session
  • Listening Skills for Trainers
  • Participation and Motivation
  • Handling Difficult Situations

Training Delivery (Continued)

  • Types of Learners
  • Training Room Design Layouts
  • Training Techniques
  • Day of Training
  • Audio Visual Techniques
  • Presentation Slide Tips
  • Managing Time When Training

Online Learning Environment

  • Synchronous vs. Asynchronous
  • Platforms and Tools
  • Simulating Virtual Training
  • What is Virtual Instructor-led Training?
  • Methods for Engaging Participants Virtually
  • Instructor Skill Sets
  • Social Media

Wrap Up

  • Participant’s Presentations (Final training project.)
  • Training Resources

Download TrainSMART’s Train-the-Trainer Program Information

Agenda At A Glance

Day 1

Day 1: Introduction – (1) Hour
Day 1: Foundations of Learning – (2) Hours
Day 1: Design Model – (0.5) Hour
Day 1: Design & Development – (2) Hours

Day 2

Day 2: Delivering Training – (5.5) Hours
Day 2: Facilitating Virtual Training – (1) Hour

Day 3

Day 3: Wrap Up (Final Project) – (6) Hours

Why Select TrainSmart’s
Certified Train-the-Trainer?

  • CORE TrainSmart competency
  • Certified by IBCT an Independent International Organization (
  • Facilitated your specific needs and expectations
  • Small class size – 10 maximum recommended
  • 3.5 CEUs credits

  • This program is not self-certified
  • Video recorded practical exercises – three to five times, one with formal peer evaluation
  • Feedback on submitted videos for six months post-completion
  • Highly interactive, engaging, and most of all FUN
  • Your facilitator has extensive experience in designing and delivering technical training, as well as advanced degrees in instructional design and systems

Train-the-Trainer Course
Delivery Options

(On-site, Public Workshops, Live Virtual Instructor-Led Training)

Public Courses

3-Day Price: $2098

Are you seeking to elevate your training abilities to a higher level? If so, you may find TrainSmart’s Train-the-Trainer public course of great interest.

Our three-day Train-the-Trainer workshop is available in 12 different cities across the United States and has earned international certification. The course is designed to enhance your training platform skills, promote greater interactivity in your training sessions, and provide guidance on incorporating role-playing and games to foster engagement and knowledge transfer.

The workshop is incredibly interactive and includes 5-8 practice sessions, culminating in a final training project that is presented to the class. This train-the-trainer program is an excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to elevate their training skills to new heights.

Please refer to the workshop schedule below for dates and locations. Don’t miss out on this remarkable opportunity to improve your training abilities.

Train-the-Trainer Course


Enroll In TrainSMART's 3-Day Train-the-Trainer Course In San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA
July 11 – 13, 2023
September 6 – 8, 2023


Enroll In TrainSMART's 3-Day Train-the-Trainer Course In Orlando, FL

Orlando, FL
June 14 – 16, 2023
October 4 – 6, 2023
November 8 – 10, 2023


Enroll In TrainSMART's 3-Day Train-the-Trainer Course In Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN
September 19 – 21, 2023
November 1 – 3, 2023



Enroll In TrainSMART's 3-Day Train-the-Trainer Course In Austin, TX

Austin, TX
July 19 – 21, 2023
October 25 – 27, 2023


Enroll In TrainSMART's 3-Day Train-the-Trainer Course in Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA
July 10 – 12, 2023
December 13 – 15, 2023


Enroll In TrainSMART's 3-Day Train-the-Trainer Course In Nashville, TN. Learn how to deliver and design training.

Nashville, TN
July 26 – 28, 2023
October 18 – 20, 2023


Enroll In TrainSMART's 3-Day Train-the-Trainer Course In Nashville, TN. Learn how to deliver and design training.

Norfolk, VA
July 19 – 21, 2023
October 11 – 13, 2023


Chicago, IL
May 10 – 12, 2023
August 2 – 4, 2023
November 28 – 30, 2023


Enroll In TrainSMART's 3-Day Train-the-Trainer Course + Certification In Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
October 18 – 20, 2023
December 6 – 8, 2023


Miami, FL
August 9 – 11, 2023
November 15 – 17, 2023
December 6 – 8, 2023



Charlotte, NC
September 26 – 28, 2023
November 1 – 3, 2023


Enroll In TrainSMART's 3-Day Train-the-Trainer Course + Certification In Irvine, CA

Irvine, CA
September 26 – 28, 2023
November 1 – 3, 2023


Custom-Tailored TTT Program
Call For Pricing

TrainSmart has been providing customized in-person and virtual Train-the-Trainer courses for more than 25 years. Our courses are flexible, offering 1/2-day, one-day, two-day, and three-day options, accommodating up to 10 participants per session at your location or virtually.

We customize our Train-the-Trainer program to meet your specific needs, including documentation review and participant facilitation using company-specific content. This program encourages teamwork and facilitates the exchange of ideas and approaches within the organization, increasing the effectiveness of your training program.

Our on-site workshop provides the best value, allowing you to use your own content throughout the three-day course and for the final project. Additionally, you will receive valuable feedback and coaching from both facilitators and peers, as well as have the opportunity to discuss your training program’s design with an experienced TrainSmart facilitator/designer.


Request Info For Custom-Tailored TTT

Live Virtually Facilitated
Train-the-Trainer Course via Zoom

Same Outcomes As Our 3-Day Face-to-Face Workshop With A Virtual Delivery Method via Zoom

Training is an essential element of personal and organizational development in any organization. Being knowledgeable of and continuing to learn about the skills and knowledge that drive success for you and your organization! Plus training and orientation drive customer and employee retention.

This workshop has (3) 6.5-hour sessions with intermingled activities and individual coaching. With enrollment limited to 12, it is designed for anyone tasked with the development of learning events that are meaningful, practical, and beneficial to those who attend and their organization.

Following the training, you should be able to:

  • Describe the essential elements of a training program
  • Apply different methodologies to program design
  • Demonstrate skills in preparation, research, and delivery of strong content
  • Use an instructional design model
  • Create a training program proposal


  • You submit a one-paragraph summary of the training project you plan to work on during the live virtual training.
  • You complete an Everything DiSC® Workplace Profile.  The results are shared with you and then leveraged within the live virtual training.

Live Virtually Facilitated
Workshop Dates

Price: $1895

(3) 6.5-Hour Virtual
Train-the-Trainer Sessions

TrainSMART is testing out a new (Three Consecutive Days) 6.5-hour session format for our Virtual Train-the-Trainer Course for 2023. We will be offering a 3-day consecutive session (back to back to back days) that runs 6.5-hour each day from 9:00 am CST to 3:30 pm. A 30-Minute break for lunch. See the dates and times below. The cost for the 3-day session is $1895.


June 2023 Session:
(3) 6.5-Hour Sessions
June 14, 15, 16
Hours: 9:00 a.m. CDT – 3:30 p.m. CDT
(30-Minute Break For Lunch)

July 2023 Session:
(3) 6.5-Hour Sessions
July 24, 25, 26
Hours: 9:00 a.m. CDT – 3:30 p.m. CDT
(30-Minute Break For Lunch)

August 2023 Session:
(3) 6.5-Hour Sessions
August 15, 16, 17
Hours: 9:00 a.m. CDT – 3:30 p.m. CDT
(30-Minute Break For Lunch)

September 2023 Session:
(3) 6.5-Hour Sessions
September 26, 27, 28
Hours: 9:00 a.m. CDT – 3:30 p.m. CDT
(30-Minute Break For Lunch)

October 2023 Session:
(3) 6.5-Hour Sessions
October 10, 11, 12
Hours: 9:00 a.m. CDT – 3:30 p.m. CDT
(30-Minute Break For Lunch)

November 2023 Session:
(3) 6.5-Hour Sessions
November 8, 9, 10
Hours: 9:00 a.m. CDT – 3:30 p.m. CDT
(30-Minute Break For Lunch)

December 2023 Session:
(3) 6.5-Hour Sessions
December 11, 12, 13
Hours: 9:00 a.m. CDT – 3:30 p.m. CDT
(30-Minute Break For Lunch)


Learn More About:

TrainSMART’s Online Train-the-Trainer Workshop


I just wanted to tell you how thoroughly we all enjoyed the Train-the-Trainer course.  Michelle was absolutely incredible from start to finish.  Most of us have been training for years and have attended train-the-trainer training, but none are nearly as engaging and productive. I have no doubt we will be able to bring our training program to another level with the tools and techniques we learned in just three short days. Thank you so much. It was well worth the wait!

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1. What Is Train-the-Trainer?6. How To Assess Yourself & Your Training Delivery Skills
2. How To Prepare For Training Delivery7. How Communication Styles Affect Your Training Delivery
3. How To Engage Participants In A Training Session8. How To Become A Corporate Trainer
4. How To Handle Difficult & Disruptive Participants9. /how-to-design-training-that-sticks/
5. Ice Breakers For Training Delivery10. How To Start A Training Session With A Bang

Frequently Asked Questions

What sets TrainSMART’s Train-the-Trainer course above others? Is it the facilitators? The certification? Your content?

It is all of the above.  We have awesome, engaged, informed, well-educated, and fun master facilitators that continue to grow in the learning and development space because they choose to be the best to assist others’ growth in their training functions.  The small class size.  The agility and flexibility that we give the facilitators to run the workshop include details required while optimizing the request and needs of the participants.  With the number of practices and interactions, there is very little lecture occurring during the three days.  The content is updated and reviewed, regularly and the IBCT requires a re-certification every three years to ensure that the program is keeping pace with the Learning and Development trends and practices.

What is the difference between TrainSMART’s Virtual Instructor-Led TTT and the Face-the-Face Train-the-Trainer?

Same learning objectives and takeaways for the VILT and the Face-to-Face Train-the-Trainer; however, many attending the Virtual Instructor-led Training have stated that they learned so much about how to design, deliver virtual training, and how to use the various tools such as breakout rooms, polling, chatting, and the use of jam boards.

What is the main focus of the content of your Train-the-Trainer program?

The focus of the Train-the-Trainer program is to prepare the participant to understand how adults learn best, understand how to assess the learning need, and how to write solid objectives that tie to the program design and development. There is a large part of the workshop that focuses on delivering and evaluating the training. Topics include communication skills, presentation skills, various best practices training techniques, preparing for the delivery of training, listening, questioning, handling difficult situations, virtual training, one-on-one, classroom management, and finally evaluation. For private workshops, we will use your content for the various practices throughout the three-day workshop. The amount of emphasis on a given topic and if there is a particular policy and practice at your organization, we will infuse it into our training.

Do you have any tools to assess people’s readiness to be a trainer before and after your class?

Yes, we have attendees do a self-assessment on day one. Then we revisit their answers on day three and acknowledge where they feel more confident and where they need to continue development.

How do you make sure people from different backgrounds will come out of the training with a standard of teaching quality?

During the final exercise, attendees must demonstrate a basic level of mastery of the topics presented.

Do you certify Trainers? How recognized is your certification globally?

Yes, we do certify trainers. Successfully completing the TrainSmart Internationally Certified Train-the-Trainer workshop that was certified by the International Board of Certified Trainers, completes the first step. Following the successful completion of this workshop, the participant applies for Trainer Certification to the International Board of Certified Trainers. TrainSmart assists the participants with the application process, as well as submits the application and associated certification application fee. The approval process generally takes 4-6 weeks to receive the acknowledgment of the certification which comes directly from the International Board of Certified Trainers.

How do you measure your course effectiveness in preparing people to be trainers?

The attendee successfully completes their final training project which is based on key skills demonstrated during this process. There are several individual practice activities that strengthen their skills; confidence and are reviewed by the TrainSmart facilitator and their peers. TrainSmart believes he or she is positioned to be a successful trainer. The TTT is but a first step in this process. Attendees must practice, develop materials, accept criticism, and change behaviors many times in order to be successful trainers. And, they must have the support and encouragement of their leadership.

What is your ideal group size for a TTT class? What would be ideal in our specific circumstances and why?

The ideal group size for instructor-led is 10 participants per facilitator. The rationale is the amount of practice time that we want to provide each participant. They deliver a one-minute, three minutes, five-minute, and 10-15 minutes for their final training project. More than 10 participants in a workshop lessen the amount of time that each participant has for practice and facilitated feedback.

Do you offer government discounts?

Yes, we offer a 10% discount for government agencies.  We offer a larger discount for onsite private workshops.

What is your ideal training setting (classroom, webinar, etc…) and why? What would be ideal in our specific circumstances and why?

The ideal setting is still the classroom, as we are to easily observe the modeling done by the facilitator as well as each participant learns from the other participant’s practice sessions.  This is more difficult in a webinar setup; however, there are ways to accomplish the content and review such as utilizing virtual instructor-led and in-between webinars, the participants are required to complete project work and post recorded video for facilitated feedback.  In the case of the virtual training module, this can be delivered and practiced virtually.

What are the benefits of IBCT Certification?

As part of earning the certification, you are entitled to use a “three-letter” designation as part of your signature line. Having a post-nominal is one of the best ways to share with colleagues and potential clients that you have completed the most stringent requirements in professional training.

Previous On-Site Train-the-Trainer Clients Include:







Customer Success Stories


What Past Participants Are Saying…

“The Train-the-Trainer course was fantastic! Some of the most valuable things that I gained is confidence; techniques to facilitate dry, technical data; and PowerPoint tricks.”

V.P. Learning and Development
Global Pharmaceutical Company
Greater Chicago Area

“The instructor was excellent, in fact, one of the best that I had experienced. The course is well-structured, presented in an excellent fashion for both the written and facilitation.”

Sr. Marketing Specialist
Underwriters Laboratories
Greater Chicago Area

“This is the best Train-the-Trainer course that I ever attended! I did not expect that I was going to learn new innovative approaches to training development, delivery, and assessment.”

North America Sales Manager
Underwriters Laboratories
Greater St. Louis Area

Training Professional Workshops We Offer

Training ProfessionalsLunch &
Full Day
Virtual Instructor-led
Train-the-Trainer CourseYESYES
Train-the-Trainer CertificationYESYESYESYES
How To Facilitate Virtual Training WorkshopYES
How To Design & Present Technical Training WorkshopYESYESYES
Instructional Design Fundamentals TrainingYESYESYES
Advanced Instructional Design - Digging DeeperYESYESYES
Design & Present On The Job Training WorkshopYESYES
How To Use PowerPoint In TrainingYESYES
DiSC Certification TrainingYESYES
Survival Skills For A New TrainerYESYES
Training Evaluation Basics WorkshopYES
Instructional Design: Starting With An End In MindYESYES
Designing For eLearning: Where Do I Start?YESYES
Live Online Train-the-TrainerYESYES
How To Create & Deliver Virtual TrainingYES
Train-the-Trainer: – Strategies & Tools To Foster LearningYESYES
Train-the-Trainer – Training Using Discovery and ExplorationYESYES
Return on Expectations CertificateYESYESYES