Trainers in the field of early care and education, school-age, and youth development can apply to validate trainings provided as part of the larger professional development system.
There are two types of trainers approved through the Gateways Registry:
- Gateways Registry Trainers—Individuals who primarily train practitioners in the field of early care and education, school-age, and youth development and have at least 12 contact hours of documented experience providing instruction to adults within the last three years.
- Gateways Specialty Trainers—Individuals who provide training on special topics related to the field. Examples of these topics are CPR/First Aid, business practices, technology, etc.
- Trainers interested in becoming Gateways Registry-Approved must apply. The process includes applying as a trainer as well as submitting one training for approval. Resources and a Registry Trainer Process FAQ sheet are available to assist in completing the application process.
- Before final approval, a trainer must complete the following online trainings:
Once you have submitted your Trainer Supplement and Training Application, email ilearning.inccrra.org to receive the enrollment codes for the two required trainings. Please note that you will not be approved until you have completed these required trainings.
- An active Gateways Registry-Approved Trainer may submit additional trainings for approval after the initial approval. Approval is valid for three years. A reminder email is sent approximately two months before the renewal date and the renewal requirements must be met before renewal will be approved.
- Registry-Approved Trainers will receive
- Marketing for yourself and your trainings on the Gateways Training Calendar.
- A trainer support system including trainer development opportunities.
- Quarterly emails with updates, resources and/or announcements.