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 complete the Gateways Trainer Application, Gateways Training Application and a Registry Member Form.
- 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.
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.
- Training approval is valid for three years.
- Upon approval, trainings may be scheduled repeatedly.
- Scheduling an approved training allows it to appear on the Gateways Training Calendar (if desired). Trainers submit appropriate paperwork so participants receive credit on the PDR. Resources are available to assist in completing the Gateways Trainer Application, Gateways Training Application and a Registry Member Form.
- To request approval for distance learning training, please use the Gateways Registry Distance Learning Training Approval and Gateways Registry Member Form.