Policies for Obtaining and Retaining SMRC Trainer Certification


All components of SMRC self-management programs are facilitated by pairs of Leaders, Master Trainers and T-Trainers. The following guidelines for obtaining and retaining certification apply to Leaders, Master Trainers or T-Trainers.

Leaders

Leaders are authorized to facilitate Self-Management Workshops. Leaders do not train others. To become a Leader, one must satisfactorily complete an in-person or virtual (video-platform) Leader training  or cross-training and have satisfactorily facilitated at least one 6-week series of an in-person or virtual video platform workshop within 12 months after training. It’s better if this happens within 6 months of training.  After the original training, leaders can usually be cross-trained to for other SMRC workshops.   If  you are planning to have Leaders teach two or more different SMRC workshops, it is best if they are first trained in the CDSMP or Tomando control de su salud.

To remain certified after facilitating their first workshop, Leaders must facilitate at least one in-person or virtual 6-week workshop series every year or facilitate a 6-week series of conference calls with participants using a mailed tool kit. To remain active in multiple self-management programs, Leaders must facilitate at least one in-person or virtual 6-week workshop within 12 months from the cross-training date and every 2 years conduct all sessions of one 6-week workshop for every program for which they wish to remain active.

Master Trainers

Master Trainers are authorized to facilitate Self-Management Workshops. In addition, they are authorized to train Leaders how to facilitate Self-Management Workshops. To become a Master Trainer, one must:

  1. Complete Leader training either in person or virtually.
  2. Facilitate 2 workshops to participants.
  3. Take and successfully complete a Master training either in person or virtually.
  4. Submit an online Master Trainer Agreement and Certification application to SMRC.
  5. Facilitate their first in-person or virtual Leader training within 6 months of their training date.

If  you are planning to have the Master Trainers facilitate 2 or more different SMRC workshops, it is best is they are first trained in the CDSMP.

To remain certified, Master Trainers must

  1. Conduct a full 4-day in-person or 7-week virtual Leader training every 3 years.
  2. During years when no Leader training is conducted, the Master Trainer must do one of the following every calendar year after they received certification: Facilitate an in-person or virtual 6-week workshop series; a Leader training; a Leader cross-training or Update training (when applicable); or a 6-week series of conference calls with participants using a mailed tool kit.

T-Trainers

T-Trainers are authorized to facilitate Self-Management Workshops, to train Leaders how to facilitate Management Workshops, and in addition, they are authorized to train Master Trainers through SMRC. To become a T-Trainer one must:

  1. Be an active, experienced Master Trainer having completed at least 3 complete Leader trainings.
  2. Complete an apprenticeship with a SMRC staff Certifying T-Trainer.
  3. Co-lead an SMRC master training within 18 months from completion of the apprenticeship, and
  4. Submit a T-Trainer Agreement and Certification application to SMRC.

SMRC staff considers T-Trainer apprenticeship applications carefully.  An application does not ensure an apprenticeship.  T-Trainer apprenticeships are suspended at this time.

To remain certified, T-Trainers must conduct a full in-person or virtual Master Trainer training no less than every 3 years. During years that no master trainer training is conducted, the T-Trainer must conduct one of the following every calendar year to remain certified: Facilitate a full in-person or virtual Leader training, a Leader cross-training or Update training (when applicable); an in-person or virtual 6-week workshop; or a 6-week series of conference calls with participants using a mailed tool kit.

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