The traditional Trainer associated with TECPDS, Registered Trainers are approved to deliver professional development to child care professionals in Texas. Participation in the Texas Trainer Registry is not required to provide training in Texas, but Registered Trainers meet the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) – Child Care Licensing requirements to provide training to a person who works in the child care industry (see Minimum Standards for additional information).
Registered Trainers are listed on the Texas Trainer Registry for 3 years following the application process, with an opportunity to renew. The educational qualifications vary depending on the Core Competency Area in which the trainer wishes to become approved, however all trainers must possess at least 3 years of experience working with young children or in their area of training, and must have completed a course or 15 hours of training in adult learning.
Registered Trainer Levels
Beginning August 19, 2022, the Texas Trainer Registry will be enhanced to optimize the Trainer level criteria. Previously, trainer levels were categorized as Provisional Registered/Professional, Registered/Professional, and Master Registered/Professional. Current registered trainers in the Trainer Registry will now retain the aligned level until it is time for membership renewal.
Example: Provisional Registered or Professional trainers will be considered at Level 1; Professional or Registered trainers will be considered at Level 2, and Master Professional or Master Registered trainers will be considered at Level 3. Level 4 trainers are a new category, which can be achieved after receiving all 6 Micro-Credentials for trainers.
All TECPDS Trainers are now required to participate in our Trainer Micro-Credential Program for Trainers. We will give trainers access to the Micro-Credential courses in CLI Engage and allow them to show off their skills by uploading submissions demonstrating their competency. Those submissions will go through a rigorous review process; reviewers include CLI specialists, as well as our submission reviewers. Once complete, trainers will receive badges based on performance that demonstrate the skills they have acquired through TECPDS training. This allows early childhood specialists to be transparent in which competencies they demonstrate.
(Please note that this video was recorded before we consolidated accounts, so the initial account set-up steps are out of date. Your first step is to create a TECPDS account.)