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The Instructor Application Process

1. Application and Fee

Complete the Instructor Application Form and pay the Instructor Fee 

2. Sit the Test – Become a Licensed Instructor 

Along with the acknowledgement of your successful application, you will receive details of how to access the Instructors open book On Line test.  We must know that you understand the rules and regulations of each of the program’s components. Answers to the questions in this test can all be found in the PDA Guide. A 85% pass rate in your test is necessary for you to qualify as a licensed instructor.

3. Proof of Certification

At the successful completion of the test, you will receive a formal email notifying you of your Instructor Member Number.  This number will appear on your PDA Instructor Certificate. You will receive your certificate electronically which you may print for display if you choose.

4. Insurance

Where applicable in your country, liability insurance for the training services you provide may need to be provided within 20 hours of a PPG request for proof.

5. Maintaining Your Instructor Certification

You will need to update your certification every two years by undertaking a short test based on updated rulings and performance standards.

You must also show evidence of obtaining 10 Continuing Education (CE) points during the two years of holding your instructor’s certification. Your Instructors Knowledge Center contains the ability to enter your CE points. CE points must consist of:

·       at least two PPG webinars – live, recorded or free

·       attendance at approved seminars, workshops and educational meetings.


The Assessor Application Process

1. Application and Fee

Complete the Assessor Application Form  by clicking here 

2. Sit the Tests – Become a Licensed Assessor

On successful application and payment of your fee, you will receive notification of how to access the Assessors Exam. This is a two-part exam. We must know that you understand the rules and regulations of each of the program’s components. You will be theory tested on these for each level of the program.  The pass rate for the tests are 85% and 80%

3. Proof of Certification

At the successful completion of the exam you will be assigned an Assessor Membership Number that will appear on your Certificate. You will receive your certificate by email and an electronic Assessor badge that can be used on your website. 

4. Your Online Assessor’s Account

On successful completion of your application, the testing process and payment of your Assessor fee, the PDA Administrator will open an account on your behalf.  It will be your responsibility to notify the PDA Administrator of the results of your candidates’ assessments by completing the candidate assessment form in the Assessors Knowledge Center and submitting it. The PDA Administrator is available to give updated information to qualified assessors. 

5. Insurance

Where applicable in your country, liability insurance for the training services you provide may need to be provided within 20 hours of a PPG request for proof.

6. Maintaining Your Assessor Certification

You will need to update your certification every two years by undertaking a short test based on updated rulings and performance standards.

You will need to provide proof of continued service in the industry (teaching group classes, individual consultations, seminars, workshops, etc.) via the Training Log document found in the Assessors Knowledge Center. A minimum 60 hours per year is required.

PPG yearly membership must be maintained at all times while maintaining assessor status.

You must also show evidence of obtaining 20 Continuing Education (CE) points during the two years of holding your assessor’s certification. Your Assessors Knowledge Center contains the ability to enter your CE Points. CE points must consist of the following:

·       At least two PPG webinars live, recorded or free webinars

·       Attendance at approved seminars, workshops and educational meetings

·       Where applicable in your country, liability insurance for the training services you provide may need to be provided within 20 hours of a PPG request for proof.



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