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Permission granted by the Self-Management Resource Center to individuals who have completed training in SMRC programs, have been recommended for certification for Master Trainer or T-Trainer by their trainers, and who have completed additional requirements as detailed in pages 5-9. Certified Master Trainers are allowed to train Leaders, and T-Trainers are allowed to train Leaders and Master Trainers. Leaders are not certified by SMRC, but gain and maintain active status through their organization’s Leader trainings and workshop activities. Leaders facilitate community workshops for persons with chronic diseases in their community.
An “active” Leader or Trainer has successfully completed training in a program, met requirements due within the initial 12 months after training in that program, and continues to facilitate all activities required by policy outlined in this document in all subsequent years. Active status is retained separately for each program in which someone has been trained.
Training Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
Is the date of the last day of the leader or master training. This date is usually printed on the Certificate of Completion if one is given.
Anniversary Date (mm/dd/yyyy – at 12 months intervals):
Is the date at 12 month intervals from the training date. Activity within each 12-month period is necessary to remain active.
An event during which prospective Leaders are trained by two Master Trainers or T-Trainers.
An event where prospective Master Trainers are trained by two T-Trainers or a Certifying T-Trainer and 1-2 T-Trainer apprentices.
An event, either by webinar or in person, to prepare a Leader, Master Trainer or T-Trainer to facilitate a workshop in a program other than that in which they were originally trained. For example, if you were trained in CDSMP you might be cross-trained to Diabetes or Cancer: Thriving and Surviving. Cross-trainings are conducted by Master Trainers and T-Trainers. Only program-specific activities are covered in cross-trainings.
An event during which qualified Master Trainers apprentice to become T-Trainers. Apprentices conduct a master training under the supervision and mentorship of a Certifying T-Trainer.
Certificates of Completion of Training:
- For Leader training: Given by the organization offering the training. Format is at the organization’s discretion.
- For Master training: Certificates of Completion of Training are given by the organization offering the training. Master Trainer Certification is given by SMRC once the person completing Master training has facilitated two participant workshops and has returned their Master Trainer Agreement and Certification Form to SMRC.
- For T-Trainers: The Certifying T-Trainer must inform SMRC of successful completion of apprenticeship and the new T-Trainer must complete and return to SMRC their T-Trainer Agreement and Certification Form to SMRC. SMRC will issue the T-Trainer certification.
Policy about the Transferability of Master and T-Trainer Status
Once trained and certified as a Master Trainer in one program, status can be upgraded to Master Trainer for all programs for which the person is currently an active Leader. See Part III on page 4.
When a Master Trainer is trained in any new program and facilitates one (1) workshop as a Leader, they can be certified as a Master Trainer in that program.
SMRC will upgrade status to Master Trainer only after receiving the Master Trainer Agreement and Certification Form for Additional Program for each new program from the Trainer. A link for the form is under “Forms, Downloads & Links” on the main menu of our website.
Once certified as a T-Trainer in one program, status will be upgraded to T-Trainer for all programs for which the person is currently an active Master Trainer or Leader. See Part III on page 4 and 6 of the Active Status Guidelines.
When a certified T-Trainer is trained as a Master Trainer or a Leader in any new program and facilitates one (1) workshop in that new program as a Leader, they can be upgraded to a T-Trainer in that program.
SMRC will upgrade status to T-Trainer only after receiving the T-Trainer Agreement and Certification Form for Additional Program for each new program from the Trainer. A link for the form is on the Forms, Downloads & Links Page of this site.