Trainer Accreditation Program

Created: 2021-12-11
Last updated:2023-01-19
Status: Effective

This page explains the trainer accreditation program of (meant for individuals). There’s also an Accredited Education Partner program for organizations.

Subject is open and free (libre), with a Creative Commons Attribution license, which means that anyone who is interested can give training without seeking permission and without paying a fee.

Note: While is free (libre), your derived work doesn’t have to be so, and you can use it for commercial purposes.

While anyone can be a Trainer, only a subset of the trainers receive the Accredited Trainer designation based on the criteria defined in this program.


The ultimate goal of this program is to help create an ecosystem where learners receive high‑quality, practical training courses.

To achieve this goal, we


This program may be updated in the future. Updates will be kept as compatible as possible with the previous versions so that trainers can rely on the program for their long-term plans.

Trainers who are accredited or have applied to become accredited will be informed of updates via email.

If you have suggestions for improving this program, we’d be happy to hear from you. You can contact us via this email address:


Accredited Trainers receive the following benefits:


The following are the requirements for becoming an accredited trainer:

Learners' evaluation of your training programs is mainly done via online questionnaires before and after the exam. However, when needed, the accreditation officers may contact the learners to ask extra questions, or even conduct live interviews. This criterion is not about their level of satisfaction (e.g., having an overall score above a certain value), because learner satisfaction is not always a good measure of the effectiveness of the course. Instead, a qualified accreditation officer checks the evaluation forms for indirect signs of effective or ineffective training.

Trainer accreditation is free of charge.

The accreditation process

The following is the accreditation process:

  1. Send your request and resume to
  2. You will receive a copy of the code of conduct to read and sign. The accreditation process proceeds only if you sign the code of conduct.
  3. A qualified accreditation officer will continuously evaluate your learners and give you comments for improvement when possible.
  4. As soon as you satisfy the requirements (which may take a few months), your designation will be issued.
  5. Your performance will be evaluated after accreditation as well. The accreditation officers will contact you if they can identify any improvement opportunities in your training courses.
  6. Your accreditation continues as long as you meet the requirements. If you fail to meet them, an accreditation officer will inform you, help you understand how to fix it, and give you some time to do so. If you can’t fix the issue, your accreditation will end, but you can apply again later when you’re able to meet the requirements. Serious violations of the code of conduct may result in immediate and permanent cancellation of the accreditation.


To respect learners' privacy, only the aggregated and anonymized results of evaluations will be shared with you. Other than that, no other learner-submitted data will be communicated to you or anyone else.