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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 (see below).  To apply, please complete the Gateways Trainer Application, Gateways Training Application, and Registry Membership FormResources 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:

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.

Training Approval

Training Approval is an important component of the Gateways to Opportunity Registry. The approval process ensures that trainings have been reviewed and meet quality criteria.