IFC-LPI TPMA Trainer Certification

 

INITIAL CERTIFICATION

 

What is the IFC-LPI TPMA Trainer certification?

The IFC-LPI Trainer Performance Monitoring and Assessment (TPMA) Trainer certification empowers facilitators to deliver highly effective face-to-face learning experiences to adult participants in a variety of professional fields. The certification is responsive to the needs of emerging markets and is offered in collaboration with The Learning and Performance Institute (LPI), a leading authority on learning and workplace development.

 

Who will benefit from this certification?

If you are a seasoned professional trainer, an instructional designer, or a performance and learning professional aiming to improve your skills and receive international recognition, or a new trainer aspiring to rise to a professional level, this certification is for you.

 

Why become IFC-LPI TPMA certified?

IFC-LPI TPMA certification demonstrates that your professional knowledge, training facilitation skills, and competencies are relevant, up to date, and meet industry standards. In addition, the certification will:

  • Enable you to continue to build your skills and knowledge and stay at the forefront of an ever-changing marketplace.
  • Give you access to the IFC and LPI networks of resources and communities and empower your business.
  • Build invaluable personal and professional confidence.
  • Provide you with a competitive advantage in the training marketplace and open new career opportunities.

 

How do I obtain this certification?

There are two ways you can be assessed for the IFC-LPI TPMA Trainer certification. We recommend that you first take one of those courses:

 

Option 1: Take the IFC-LPI TPMA assessment at the end of the FFF or Facilitating Learning: Online and In-Person course

Step 1: Apply to attend one of the aforementioned courses through an IFC-certified master trainer/IFC-LPI certified assessor.

Step 2: Take the assessment at the end of the course.

Step 3: The assessor will evaluate your performance and submit the assessment report to the LPI.

Step 4: Successful candidates will receive a certificate and will be invited to join an international network of performance and learning professionals.

 

Option 2: Apply for the IFC-LPI TPMA certification through an IFC-LPI TPMA assessor:

Step 1: Contact an IFC-LPI TPMA assessor.

Step 2:  a) Submit a video of a training session of a complete lesson you delivered (approximately 60 min), or b) arrange for an on-site assessment.  

Step 3: The Assessor will evaluate your performance and submit the assessment report to the LPI.

Step 4: Successful candidates will receive a certificate and will be invited to join an international network of performance and learning professionals.

 

How much does the IFC-LPI TPMA Trainer certification cost?

The cost of the certification consists of: 

  • IFC-LPI TPMA assessor's cost for carrying out the assessment: 200 USD  (the cost may slightly vary among assessors)
  • The LPI's fee of 50 GBP (equivalent to about 68 USD) for issuing the certificate if the score received is "Pass" or more in the assessment.

Payment processing may be handled by the assessor unless agreed otherwise.

 

How long is the IFC-LPI TPMA certification valid for?

The certification is valid for three years from the assessment date. 

 

RENEWAL

 

How do I know when my IFC-LPI TPMA trainer certification expires?

The expiration date can be found on the certificate received from the LPI and on your Credly page. In addition, we will make every effort to send you a reminder a couple of months before your certification expiration date.

 

How do I renew my IFC-LPI TPMA certification?

Step 1: Contact an IFC-LPI TPMA assessor.

Step 2: a) Submit a 20-minutes video of a real or simulated training session conducted face-to-face or online with a minimum of 3-4 participants or b) arrange for an on-site assessment.

Step 3: The Assessor will evaluate your performance and submit the assessment report to the LPI.

Step 4: Successful candidates will receive a certificate.

 

How much does the IFC-LPI TPMA Trainer re-certification cost?

The cost of re-certification consists of: 

  • IFC-LPI TPMA assessor's cost for carrying out the assessment: 100 USD
  • The LPI's fee of 50 GBP (equivalent to about 68 USD) for issuing the certificate if the score received is "Pass" or more in the assessment.

Payment processing may be handled by the assessor unless agreed otherwise.

 

Brochures and the list of IFC-Certified Master Trainers and IFC-LPI TPMA Assessors

IFC Master Trainer in Facilitating Learning Certification

 

IFC is happy to announce the launch of the master trainer in facilitating learning (MT in FL) certification program for 2021.

 

What is a Master Trainer in Facilitating Learning?

A master trainer in facilitating learning (MT in FL) is a highly experienced, duly trained, and certified training professional, who is authorized by IFC to offer:

As an MT in FL, you are expected to train, assess, and coach other trainers, while demonstrating professional behavior, commercial ability to market the aforementioned courses and certification at a large scale, and motivation to support IFC's mission in promoting sustainable private sector growth.

 

Why become an IFC-certified MT in FL?

Earning your master trainer certification and the MT badge will make a statement about the expertise and valuable services you bring to the market. It will also give you:

  • Credibility and recognition that you have competency in teaching facilitation courses and assessing the skills of other trainers.
  • A new revenue stream—once you are certified and licensed, you gain the right to offer IFC’s copyrighted facilitation courses and the IFC-LPI TPMA trainer assessment to your new and existing clients.
  • Increased visibility to IFC and other development institutions, corporations, and professional organizations.

 

What minimum qualifications are required to apply for the MT in FL program?

As a minimum, applicants to the program must have:

  • Significant experience in facilitating learning (min 1,000 hours of delivery)
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field of study.
  • Excellent command of the English language.
  • The IFC-LPI TPMA trainer certification. An equivalent certification in facilitation skills might be considered.
  • Significant work experience and/or residence in a developing country. 
  • Profile in the GLC directory of training professionals.

Qualifying candidates will undergo a competitive selection based on the following factors:

  • Educational achievements
  • Experience in:
    • Facilitation skills (online and face-to-face)
    • Coaching and other skills on the training competency wheel
    • Banking and financial services, but also agriculture, manufacturing, and information technology industries
    • MSME and gender-related projects
  • The score achieved in the IFC-LPI TPMA trainer certification (or equivalent)
  • The fit of the candidate’s profile and professional aspirations with the IFC's mission and goals
  • Clarity and soundness of the candidate’s commercial plan to promote and deliver IFC facilitation courses and the IFC-LPI TPMA trainer certification
  • Professional behavior and attitude
  • English language proficiency 

Please note that currently, IFC has a high demand for master trainers in Asia and select African countries.

World Bank Group clearance requirements will apply.

 

How much does it cost to attend?

There is no tuition fee for participating in the program. However, candidates who fail to complete the program might be charged the costs incurred by IFC.

 

How do I apply?

For 2021, the key dates are:

  • September 2: Program is launched. 
  • September 19 is the deadline to submit your application package, which consists of the online application form (personal profile, motivation statement, and the commercial promotion plan), your certificates and diplomas, and two references.
  • September 27–October 5: Interviews will be conducted with shortlisted applicants.
  • October 24: Successful candidates will be notified and invited to complete further steps.
  • November 2–15: Participants attend the IFC-LPI TPMA assessment skills workshop and complete required assignments.
  • November 19: Participants who successfully complete the IFC-LPI TPMA assessment workshop and required assignments will be notified and invited to attend the IFC FL course orientation workshop.
  • November 22–December 12: Invited participants will complete the self-paced IFC FL course orientation workshop and related assignments.
  • December 17: Notifications are sent to participants who successfully pass the IFC FL course orientation workshop and all assignments. 
  • Candidates who successfully complete all program requirements will sign a Master Trainer Licensing Agreement granting them the right to offer the IFC copyrighted content, and the IFC-LPI TPMA certification as part of their business services.

    Good luck to all interested candidates!

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    Testimonials

    “I have been a trainer for over a decade but during the TPMA certification assessment I found that I still had a lot to learn. Now my training sessions are more engaging and exciting because of the high level of interaction by the participants.”

    Ms. Edughom Hanson, Deputy Managing Director, Wider Perspectives Limited, Nigeria

    “I would recommend the IFC-LPI TPMA certification to all trainers. Confidence in the IFC and LPI brands opens more doors, and, I now find that I’m better able to manage a class with mixed abilities – leaving all participants feeling satisfied and fulfilled.”

    Ms. Kelechi Amoo, Academy Administrator, CleanAce Academy, Nigeria

    "The Facilitating Face-to-Face Learning course is quite an experience. It goes beyond technicalities to reach the human aspect of the trainer. I have been witnessing FFF graduates describing the course as a life changing event."

    Mr. Ashraf G. Shenouda, Managing Director, AGS & Associates, Egypt

    I had no idea that becoming an IFC Master Trainer in FFF would change the course of my career. The course introduced me to best practices in training that I never knew existed. The certification helped me grow my business exponentially."

    Ms. Margaret Jackson, IFC Master Trainer and Founder of Rainbow Consult, Ghana