Add Some Letters to Your Signature Line: AT, CPT, CT/HRDC Become an Internationally Certified Master Trainer Today by Enrolling in TrainSMART’s Train-the-Trainer Certification Course.

Credentials matter.

You expect to see a series of letters following the signature line of people in the medical and financial services industry. It’s a billboard of sorts — letting anyone they communicate with know they have passed the most rigorous of professional standards.

Now you, a professional trainer, can visibly display your professionalism by earning a certification in facilitation skills by enrolling in TrainSMART’s 3-Day Train-the-Trainer Certification Program and receive your certification from the International Board of Certified Trainers.

Having those letters following your name can be a professional game-changer.

  • Expands your opportunities. Many global enterprises request that the trainers they work with have international certification.
  • Promotes your professionalism. It tells clients, prospects and potential employers that you take your profession seriously.
  • It creates a competitive advantage. It states that you’ve been tested, and you passed – creating confidence that you can get the job done.

In the training profession, the train-the-trainer certification provided by the International Board of Certified Trainers (IBCT) is recognized as one of the most prestigious available. A key component of earning that certification is successfully completing an academic course on training.

Typically, this is a semester-long university-level course – with one and only one exception- TrainSmart’s 3-Day Train-the-Trainer Certification Workshop.

Since 2010, The IBCT has recognized that people who successfully complete this workshop meet their eligibility requirements to apply for the IBCT professional certification. Visit our page on the Train-the-Trainer Course to learn more about the course and the cities and dates when it is being offered this year.

Most of the people attending this workshop will apply for either the IBCT Associate Trainer Certification (AT) or the Certified Professional Trainer (CPT) designation. 

Once you complete the workshop, you will need to submit some paperwork to the IBCT. Just prepare these documents in a PDF file.

  • A photo ID (Driver’s license or passport)
  • A scan of your highest diploma
  • Your resume
  • A Professional Development Plan
  • A signed copy of the IBCT Code of Ethics
  • A signed application
  • A copy of your TrainSmart certificate of completion

Your TrainSmart trainer will handle the rest. You can anticipate receiving your IBCT certification in three to six weeks.

*The CPT certification does require additional educational experience. If interested, TrainSmart will provide you with additional requirements.

They expand your opportunities. Distinguish you from the competition and demonstrate to the world that you.

Your Trainer Certification Journey Starts Here

Throughout this 3-day interactive and engaging workshop you will have several practice opportunities to help improve skills, increase confidence and deliver more successful training.  Using a topic of your choice, you will work through the design and development process, identify audience needs, learn critical communication skills to engage participants, and create activities to enhance learning.

Day three will cumulate into a recorded practice session with feedback and coaching from other participants and your expert trainer.

Train-the-Trainer Certification Outline

Day 1:
It Starts with You-Discipline of Design-Audience and Evaluation-Design-Documentation

  • Start with a self-assessment to understand current skills
  • Define the characteristics of an effective trainer
  • Identify the fundamentals of adult learning
  • Review the learning process and what are the expected outcomes of a training workshop
  • Describe the ADDIE process for developing and delivering training
  • Identify methods to evaluate training success
  • Create a clear purpose and learning objectives for your training
  • Develop an outline that easily flows from topic to topic
  • Recognize ethical standards in the training industry
  • Discuss techniques to begin a training session that grabs attention

Day 2:
Delivery and Online Learning Environments

  • Develop activities to enhance learning and retention
  • Identify best practices to introduce and debrief activities
  • Create visuals that clarify and complement learning
  • Practice trainer communication skills and techniques to engage learners
  • Identify techniques to manage classroom and participant challenges
  • Demonstrate methods for reducing nervousness
  • Produce a trainer’s toolkit checklist
  • Review techniques to deliver virtual training
  • Define procedures for delivering individual and on the job training

Day 3:
Review and Final Training Project Delivery and Feedback

  • Discuss review techniques
  • Identify what you’ve learned through self-assessment and a review activity
  • Prepare for a final practice activity
  • Practice a 10-minute portion of a workshop that will include
  • Receive feedback and coaching
  • Review Additional Resources
  • Discuss the IBCT trainer certification process

What’s Included In 3-Day Train-the-Trainer Certification?

Included in the participant fee of $2098:

Participant materials
Trainer toolkit
Recordings of the participant practice sessions
A community of practice collaboration

Certificate of completion
Virtual coaching session
Light breakfast and lunch each day
IBCT certification fee (or discount)

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. 

Also, this certification: 

  • Expands your opportunities. Many global enterprises request that the trainers they work with have international certification. 
  • Promotes your professionalism. It tells clients, prospects and potential employers that you take your profession seriously.
  • It creates a competitive advantage. It states that you were tested and you passed international standards for your profession –building confidence that you can get the job done.

As a governing body, IBCT ensures that all members possess the ethical standards and professional competence and independence required and qualified to practice the art of training. 

When you become an IBCT certified member, your name is included in the IBCT database. This certification is required by several global companies that offer training services to their clients Their Subject Matter Experts are required to be IBCT certified before training with their clients. 

In order for this workshop to qualify for IBCT certification standards, it underwent a rigorous review by IBCT executives. The IBCT sets the standards and the competencies required for the workshop. These are in alignment with their University multi-week instructor-led program. 

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