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Train-the-Trainer Certificate Program

Online Certificates


Designed as a Train-the-Trainer program, this self-paced online course is a series of three self-paced, integrated sections on best practices in training that can be completed in three hours.  Developed in collaboration with our Network Alumni Training Board, the certificate covers core competencies in these key areas:

  • Preparing for Success in Training
  • Curriculum Design and Implementation
  • Assessment and Evaluation

Successful completion of the Train-the-Trainer certificate program will certify trainers as members of the Network’s Trainers Hub — and provide opportunities to work with organizations to conduct in-person trainings or online webinars, review online courses, serve as online course authors, and provide consultation to a wide variety of BUSSW clients.

The Trainers Hub provides opportunities to work together with The Network for Professional Education at BU School of Social Work on our important mission to further develop the competencies and skills of the health and human services workforce.

* Available to all members of the BU community, including alumni, BUSSW faculty, instructors, advisors, and certificate graduates of our CADER and online CBT programs.

Learner Feedback:

“I now have a better framework for planning and evaluating trainings and presentations.”

“Going forward, I can speak more accurately about the reasons behind training/facilitation decisions. I liked learning the language specific to adult learners.”

“The activities helped me to incorporate what I was learning.  I am looking forward to developing a training.”

“The Train-the-Trainer certificate really encourages you to consider all learning styles. I think it’s a great structure to help people become better educators and presenters.”


After successfully completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Identify training needs and align your goals for conducting a specific training
  • Design and prepare curriculum content for a training program
  • Develop a tool to evaluate your program

Course Policies

For information about refunds, cancellations, accommodations and to contact us please visit the policies page.

Accessibility Information

All online courses are self-paced and are designed as reading-based and include interactive multimedia components including simulations, video, audio, and discussion boards.

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