Certification of Trainers

Distinguish yourself from the crowd!  Increase your changes to qualify for a job.



This online application process will take only 3-5 minutes of your time. During this process, we will ask you to support your statements by submitting applicable documents, such as PDF files of any diploma’s, certificates, CV or evaluation results. After completing the application, you will be able to pay online. After the approval of your application, you will receive the appropriate certificate and an IBCT qualityhallmark within 1-2 weeks.
There are three possible levels of certification.

Associate Trainer - AT (Starter) 

An Associate Trainer is a subject matter expert starting in the training profession.



An Associate Trainer conducts training most likely as a sideline or freelance trainer.







Expertise of content 
Education as a trainer
Experience in training
Evaluation of customer satisfaction

Associate Trainers can demonstrate that they have attended training or a course that covers the essentials in professional training. Associate Trainers are asked to submit a Personal Development Plan regarding their development as a trainer spread out over the next 3 years. Associate memberships always expire after 3 years.



The application fee is $187 for 3 years. Members are listed in the directory and are entitled to use the AT quality hallmark.


Certified Professional Trainer - CPT (Professional) 

A Professional Trainer is a subject matter expert who holds a diploma in professional training and development, workplace learning performance, or adult education. A subject expert that conducts training as a profession.







Expertise of content
Education as a trainer
Experience in training
Evaluation of customer satisfaction

The professional education covers the entire training process and represents a practical and theoretical study load of a minimum of 125 study hours or more.  Certified Professional Trainers submit a Personal Development Plan regarding their development as an educational professional spread out over the next 3 years. A Certified Professional Trainer is recertified every 3 years based on their continuous education and customer satisfaction. The application fee is $187 for 1 year. Members are listed in the online directory, are entitled to use the abbreviation CPT behind their name and in listing other credentials, and are entitled to use the CPT quality hallmark.






Certified Trainer / HRD Consultant – CT/HRDC (Expert) 

A Certified Trainer/HRD Consultant is a subject matter expert who holds a diploma in professional training and performance consultancy. A subject matter expert that conducts training and consultancy in an international setting.





Expertise of content
Education as a trainer
Experience in training
Evaluation of customer satisfaction

A Certified Trainer has an effective command of the English language. The professional education covers the entire training process. Tactical and strategic know how, organizational development, change management and performance consulting are covered as well. A Certified Trainer/HRD Consultant has 3-5 years applicable experience as a trainer/advisor and a demonstrable track record regarding customer satisfaction. The application fee is $187 for 1 year. Members are listed in the online directory, are entitled to use the abbreviation CT/HRDC behind their name and in listing other credentials, and are entitled to use the CT/HRDC quality hallmark.





Tip: download and read the IBCT Certification Manual before applying. The certification manual is leading for paper-based and online applications. Applicants will be asked to support their application with documents in such a way that the IBCT is able to verify the documents in an objective way. The responsibility of convincing the board lies with the applicant. By submitting an application you give members of the certification & credentialing board permission to verify provided information. Once per 3 years we invite members to prepare for the recertification process. Preparation of this recertification process could be done by using the self-assessment.







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