2017 Train-the-Trainer Program FAQ


Welcome to the IAP2 T3 Program! This information is prepared to help orient those new to or participating in the IAP2 Train-the Trainer Program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will all classroom activities will be held exclusively in the USA?

Will my geographic location be considered when you form cohorts?

Where will the classroom training be held?

Will in-person classroom training be held in conjunction with other events?

Will the Trainer Candidates in a cohort be required to travel to the T3 Instructor’s location?

Is the T3 training conducted only in English?

When will the T3 training be available in French?

Can a company be licensed as a training provider?

When do I need to let the Federation know I am interested in becoming an IAP2 Licensed Trainer?

Will Trainer Candidates have access to mentorship?

Will Trainer Candidates learn individually or in a group?

How long does it take to become a Licensed Trainer?

Will I receive any training? Is there a test?


Will all classroom activities will be held exclusively in the USA?

Just as our courses are offered globally to meet the need for training throughout the world, so to our T3 Training Program will be offered globally.


Will my geographic location be considered when you form cohorts?

To the extent possible, the cohort and classroom training will be organized by geography. For example, if several trainer candidates are based in Europe, they would be grouped into a cohort.


Where will the classroom training be held?

Each cohort’s in-person activities will be scheduled at a location that best meets the needs of that cohort. For example, if members of the cohort are in southeast Asia, then the in-person classroom training will be held in southeast Asia.


Will in-person classroom training be held in conjunction with other events?

To reduce travel costs, face-to-face activities will be held in conjunction with other IAP2 or related events whenever possible.


Will the Trainer Candidates in a cohort be required to travel to the T3 Instructor’s location?

In-person activities will be held at a location that best meets the needs of the entire cohort. The T3 Instructor will travel to that location. In this way, IAP2 can minimize travel time and costs to Trainer Candidates.


Is the T3 training conducted only in English?

Our intent is to offer the T3 Program in a variety of languages. However, to accomplish this, we will need T3 Instructors who are fluent in those languages. Until we can achieve this goal, we will continue to provide the T3 program in English.

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When will the T3 training be available in French?

To offer the T3 training in French we need a T3 Instructor. We encourage qualified Licensed Trainers who are fluently bilingual to apply to become a T3 Instructor.


Can a company be licensed as a training provider?

Currently, the Federation is only able to license individuals. However, based on member interest and need, the Federation is open to considering expanding this model to include the licensing of training companies.


When do I need to let the Federation know I am interested in becoming an IAP2 Licensed Trainer?

For the 2017 Pilot, individuals interested in becoming a Foundations Licensed Trainer must submit an application and attestations from three referees by March 31. Once full implementation begins in 2018, regular deadlines for applications will be posted on the IAP2.org website and shared widely with members.


Will Trainer Candidates have access to mentorship?

During training, candidates will be trained, mentored, and assessed by a highly qualified T3 Instructor. After they are certified, new Licensed Trainers will continue to receive mentoring by their T3 Instructor for two complete course deliveries or up to 1 year.


Will Trainer Candidates learn individually or in a group?

Trainer Candidates will become part of a cohort with three to five members. Cohorts will be formed to ensure geographic alignment whenever possible. The cohort will provide peer support throughout the learning process.


How long does it take to become a Licensed Trainer?

Once the training begins, it is expected to take about 6 months to complete the training and become fully licensed.


Will I receive any training? Is there a test?

The training includes six online webinars, plus 2 days of classroom training, and concludes with co-delivery of the course. Trainers will complete assignments or demonstrate their skills during each component and pass an assessment before moving on to the next step.

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