How to Become an IAP2 Trainer
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IAP2’s Licensed Trainers are not just passionate about public participation. They are highly qualified practitioners who have honed their P2 knowledge and skills. They share the expertise they’ve gained with beginning through advanced P2 professionals in IAP2’s signature courses. Several IAP2 Trainers have distinguished themselves by earning the coveted CP3 or MCP3, an honor bestowed by their peers that recognizes their competencies against more than 30 criteria.

The journey to become a trainer includes online and/or face-to-face classes taught by IAP2 faculty, observation of IAP2 trainers in action, co-teaching experiences, and written and oral assessments. Throughout the journey, individuals receive coaching and mentoring from IAP2 faculty. Most individuals complete the requirements in 6-12 months. The journey culminates with a license to deliver IAP2 courses anywhere in the world.

To meet the worldwide demand for our courses, IAP2 periodically recruits for new trainers. To prepare for the journey, individuals begin by applying to one of IAP2’s two trainer preparation programs: IAP2’s Foundations Trainer Preparation program will prepare you to deliver IAP2’s 5-day Foundations in Public Participation program, and the Public Participation for Decision Makers course. IAP2’s Outrage Trainer Preparation program will prepare you to deliver IAP2’s 2-day Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation.

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May 1,2019 - Applications to Become an IAP2 Foundations Licensed Trainer are now open.


2019 IAP2 Trainer Licensing Program



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