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Professional Train-the-Trainer Certificate

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Most professional development courses for the foreseeable future will be delivered online. A small selection of courses will be offered in-person. Courses that are available virtually are denoted with "Online Option" in the course title.

In today’s market, a highly skilled and well-educated workforce is vital to an organization’s economic survival. Your role as a training professional requires a thoughtful analysis of training needs, skill gaps, and goals of the organization to determine the best way to improve performance. 

  • Apply core knowledge, skills, and competencies in the training field
  • Use the latest tools and knowledge for needs assessment, curriculum design, delivery, and measurement
  • Incorporate instructional design principles to develop engaging training solutions
  • Develop technical skills to create an engaging, interactive learning environment in the classroom and online.

Professional Train-the-Trainer Testimonials


Professional Train-the-Trainer Courses

Required Courses (42 contact hours) Cost
Assess Training Needs (12 hours)
Design and Develop Training Solutions (12 hours) $800
Deliver High-Impact Training - Online Option (12 hours)
Measure Training Results - Online Option (6 hours)


Electives - Choose 1 for 6 contact hours Cost
Facilitative Training Techniques (6 hours)
The Internal Consultant (6 hours)

Not interested in a certificate? Courses can be taken individually. See the full list of professional development courses.

Professional Train-the-Trainer Digital Badge

Professional Certificate
Digital Badges

The College is now offering digital badges with the completion of a professional development certificate. Learn more about digital badges.

Stories From the Field 

Ann Fandrey

Online Course Teaches eLearning Design

The profession of instructional design is growing, owing to the rise in demand from a variety of industries. Read how the instructor of the U of M Instructional Design for eLearning Certificate as well as two students who completed the program see it fitting into training professions




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Hard Work Pays Off

After 11 years working in the security division of Target Corp., Ted Weidenback was ready for a change. He chose to elevate training skills he already possessed through CCAPS' Professional Train-the-Trainer Certificate program. Read how completing the program lead to a career change—and promotion—at Target.

Let's Connect!

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Lisa Beckham
Professional Development Enrollment Advisor

As your enrollment advisor, I'm here to help you choose which programs are the best fit to meet your career goals. There are three ways to connect with me: give me a call at 612-301-3091, drop me a line, or schedule an appointment on my calendar below.  

More About Me

I work with an extremely talented enrollment team where I advise adult learners about professional development programs to help them achieve their career goals. Before working for the University of Minnesota, I spent six years working with College Possible, a nonprofit organization that supports students in gaining access to and navigating through college.

When not at work, I love reading fantasy books, watching goofy cartoons, traveling, and walking for exercise. I also enjoy cooking, baking, and playing board games.

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