IFC-LPI TPMA Trainer 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, then 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 the IFC Facilitating Face-to-Face Learning course (FFF)


Option 1: Take the IFC-LPI TPMA assessment at the end of the FFF course

Step 1: Apply to IFC’s FFF course through an IFC-certified master trainer/IFC-LPI certified assessor.

Step 2: Take the assessment at the end of the FFF 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 do I apply for the IFC-LPI TPMA Trainer certification?

To apply for the IFC-LPI TPMA certification please contact an IFC-LPI TPMA assessor.


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: USD 200  (the cost may slightly vary among assessors)
  • The LPI's fee for issuing the certificate in case of a score of "Pass" or more in the assessment: GBP 50

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 Level Certification in Facilitating Face-To-Face Learning


What is a Master Trainer in Facilitating Face-To-Face Learning?

A Master Trainer in Facilitating Face-to-Face Learning (MT in FFF) is authorized to offer IFC’s Facilitating Face-To-Face Learning (FFF) course and the internationally recognized IFC-LPI TPMA certificationa joint certification from IFC and the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI).

As an MT in FFF, you are expected to train, assess, and coach other trainers. You should demonstrate professional behavior, commercial ability to market the FFF course at a large scale, and motivation to support IFC's mission in promoting sustainable private sector growth.


Why become an IFC-certified MT in FFF?

Earning your Master Trainer certification will make a statement about the expertise and valuable services you bring to the market. It will also give you the following advantages:

  • Credibility and recognition that you have competency in teaching the FFF course and assessing the skills of other trainers.
  • A new revenue stream - once you are certified and licensed, you gain rights to offer IFC’s copyrighted FFF course and the IFC-LPI TPMA certification to your new and existing clients.
  • Increased visibility to IFC and other development organizations and corporations.


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

Applicants to the program should have:

  • Six (6) years or more of experience in facilitating face-to-face learning
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field
  • Good command of the English language
  • The IFC-LPI TPMA certification (an equivalent certification in facilitation skills might be considered)
  • Adequate work experience in a developing country or residing in one  

IFC will consider the following factors when selecting candidates among applicants:

  • Educational achievements
  • Experience in:
    • facilitation skills
    • coaching and other skills related to training and learning
    • emerging markets
    • one or more of the following industries: banking and financial services, agriculture, manufacturing, information technology
    • gender initiatives and projects
  • Score achieved in the IFC-LPI TPMA certification (or equivalent)
  • Fit of the candidate’s profile and goals with IFC's mission and goals
  • Clarity and soundness of the candidate’s commercial plan for the promotion and delivery of the IFC FFF course and the IFC-LPI TPMA certification
  • Professional behavior and attitude
  • English language proficiency


MT in FFF Certification Process

MT in FFF process


How do I apply to the program?

Information about how to apply for the 2021 program will be announced by January 2021.

If you would like to be notified of the new enrollment, please follow the link to fill in the form:


The application form will consist of your:

  • Personal profile
  • Motivation statement
  • Commercial promotion plan for the FFF course
  • References

IFC will review all applications and will conduct personal interviews to select candidates who have the right experience and skills, and are the right fit for the program. If you are shortlisted, an IFC representative will contact you to book a date and time for the interview.


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.



“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