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Application for Trainer Candidate Preparation - Foundations Program


Thank you for your interest in IAP2's Foundations Trainer Preparation program. To apply to the program, please complete the following steps:

1. Complete this application
  • You will need several pieces of information. We recommend you prepare your responses in advance, using the word processing software you normally use, and save the document on your local computer, to a flash storage device, or to a cloud-based service.
  • You will be allowed to save an unfinished application and continue work on it at a later time. A link will be sent to the email address you provide to allow you to pick up where you left off.
  • Some text responses will require you to type directly into the application form. For these responses, you may want to cut-and-paste your prepared responses into the box provided.
  • Other questions, which require more complex responses, will require you to upload a document (see Criteria 5, 7, 8, and 9). The system will accept only documents in one of the following formats: Adobe Acrobat (pdf), Microsoft Word (doc, docx), Open Office (odf), or Text (txt). For Criteria 12, an image file (jpg, jpeg, or png) also will be accepted.
  • Prepare the documents for printing on A4 or 8½ x 11-in. paper, using an 11- or 12-point font and 2.54-cm (1 in.) margins. Black-and-white is preferred.
  • To allow stand-alone assessment of each criterion, please do not cross-reference information provided in another criterion. Repeat information as necessary to allow your response to each criterion to be evaluated independently from your other responses.
  • Note that although your writing is not being assessed in this application, your ability to convey information accurately, clearly, and concisely will be considered since this is a critical element of effective teaching and learning.
  • Complete details including the program description, the criteria that will be used to assess your application, and instructions for completing the application are available on IAP2's How to Become a Trainer web page.
2. Ask two individuals who know you to submit letters of reference.
  • One letter of reference attesting to adherence to IAP2's Code of Ethics and Core Values.
  • One letter of reference attesting to your suitability as an adult teacher or trainer.
  • The references must be provided by two different individuals.
  • Both references should be submitted at
Once the application is complete and we have received your two letters of reference, IAP2 will provide you with information about paying the refundable application fee of USD $500. The fee will be discounted to 40% of the rates for applicants from Developing Countries as designated by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Questions. If you have any questions about the application process or the Trainer Candidate Preparation Program or have suggestions about how we can improve, please contact us.

Cassandra J. ("Cassie") Hemphill, Ph.D., CP3
IAP2 International Professional Development Manager

Ellen Ernst
IAP2 International Executive Manager

Kylie Cochrane
IAP2 International Board Chair