Effective January 1, 2009, there will be a moratorium until July 1, 2009 on Train the Trainers Certification. If your agency already requested a TOT certification, your request will be honored.
Within the state of Iowa, Iowa State
University Extension staff are the authorized facilitator trainers.
Non Iowa agencies are able to become certified SFP 10-14 trainers
their own facilitators, a team of at least two potential trainers
need to complete the following:
- Attend a training
in the program led by certified trainers.
- Each new trainer of facilitators then implements and teaches at least two groups of families in sessions 1-7 of the curriculum, at least one parent group and one youth group, plus family sessions.
- Each new trainer attends a training
which includes both the regular facilitator training plus
eight hours of train-of-trainer (TOT) instruction. In other
words, new trainers observe a "regular" 16-hour
training, observing training techniques. Before and after
this training, new trainers are given instruction in facilitating
TOT sessions. They
also assist in the training. In the this step, individuals
being trained as trainers have the two options for receiving
TOT training. See Options 1 and 2 below
- Those who complete all of these
steps are certified Strengthening Families Program 10-14 Facilitator
Trainers and are able to conduct train-the-trainer sessions
WITHIN their own organization and community. During each
stage new trainers may receive phone consultation from the program
Cathy Hockaday, email@example.com, 515-294-7601.
Host a three-day training for new facilitators. In addition to observing the
regular program training, the TOT schedule includes eight hours of specialized
TOT training and mentoring. TOT individuals receive this specialized
training and mentoring before and after each day’s program instruction.
TOT individuals attend a training in location sponsored
by another group. They then assist in the teaching of that group’s
regular training and receive specialized TOT training and mentoring during
- $4000 training fee
- Travel for one trainer up to 15
- Travel for two trainers, 16-30
- Travel for each trainer includes air
fare or mileage, ground travel, lodging and approximately
$40 per diem for food.
- The hosting organization may train
up to five individuals from its agency.
- Travel for each TOT individual
- $500 per person TOT fee
- Any fee required by the sponsoring
organization for food