In order to become a Certified Training Professional, individual trainers do not have to take and pass exams. Instead they provide, through the TER - Trainer Evidence Record, evidence that they satisfy the skills and knowledge requirements of the programme.
Evidence can be classified as:
Documentary evidence: training plans, session plans, analysis forms, evaluation forms etc.
Performance evidence: two videos of training delivery. Evaluation of core skills including communication, instruction, questioning, and feedback. The first video is recorded on the first day and the second video is recorded on the third day of the workshop.
The performance evidence is vital to the programme as there is no alternative to viewing the Trainer in an active training role. If required, and depending on the tutors' decision, a trainer may be visited at the workplace and observed while delivering training.
As part of the CTP programme rquirements, trainers candidates for the CTP qualification have to attend a three (3) days workshop; usually during Friday-Saturday (on normal periods) and on weekdays (during the Christmas, Easter and Summer periods). During the workshop, the CTP tutors present candidates on a number of matters while candidates start preparing their work and documents for the performance video of the third day.
TER - Training Evidence Record
After completing the workshop trainers are requested to deliver their draft TER - Training Evidence Record within a certain timeframe for preliminary evaluation, feedback and guidance.
The final TER is submitted for evaluation to the CTP Tutor and for External Evaluation within six (6) months after the wokshop completion.
During the period of TER preparation the trainer can consult the CTP Tutor for guidance and explanations. Communication between the trainers and the CTP Tutors can take place via email, telephone and personal meetings.
Final Evaluation & Decision
The TER submitted by the trainer is evaluated by the CTP Tutor and confirmed by the Internal and External Verifier. The decision is announced to the trainer within a reasonable timeframe after submission of the TER but in any case no later than two months from submission.