Trainer accreditation is based on two pillars:
- Trainers must be sponsored by an accredited training organisation (ATO) who holds the accreditation to teach the course the trainer intend to accredit for
- Trainers must fulfil the requirements set by the relevant examination body to receive accreditation.
Companies who want to offer accredited courses should do so either as an ATO or as a licenced affiliate of an ATO. It means that if you want to train you need sponsorship of either the ATO directly or a licenced affiliate of the ATO. There is no category that allows for an “independent” accredited trainer. So step one – get a sponsor!
We help trainers that are sponsored by our licenced affiliates to go through the certification process. Once you have a sponsor the following four targets need to be achieved:
- You must pass the exams for the courses you want to teach with at least 66% (generally) or 70% for ITIL. A few exceptions apply where a higher pass mark is required (e.g. SDI). In some instances, additional requirements may apply (e.g. ITIL have a very complex set of criteria – download the trainer criteria document for more info).
- You need to successfully complete and in-class assessment validating that you can train. This is normally in the form of an assessor attending 3 hours of any course you teach.
- Pass a skills assessment by a subject matter expert.
Trainers also need to be re-assessed regularly. A skills assessment is done yearly and in-class assessment every 3 years.