There are two account types in the Texas Trainer Registry:
Trainers listed on the Texas Trainer Registry (“Registered Trainers”) have gone through an approval process that is defined by a set of qualifications which include early childhood expertise and experience, and knowledge of adult learning theories and principles. The training approval process is linked to core competencies, principles of adult learning, and other standards, such as early learning guidelines. To locate a trainer listed on the Texas Trainer Registry or the trainings they offer, visit the Search Trainers/Trainings page. For more information on the process of applying to be listed on the Texas Trainer Registry, please review the orientation below.
The traditional Trainer account associated with TECPDS that requires the completion of a Texas Trainer application to determine your qualifications to provide trainings to child care providers across the state. Learn how you can make the most of your Registered Trainer account on the Texas Trainer Registry!
These accounts are for early childhood professionals who wish to use the Certificate Generation Tool for free. Non-Registered Trainers are NOT approved by TECPDS to train under Child Care Licensing’s trainer requirements. Non-Registered Trainers will have the option to continue to a Registered Trainer application at a later date if they choose to do so. We strongly encourage center directors and program administrators who deliver training to their own staff to create Non-Registered Trainer accounts so they can use the Certificate Generation Tool for their staff professional development. Learn how you can make the most of your Non-Registered Trainer account on the Texas Trainer Registry!