All TECPDS accounts have access to trainer features. There are two permission levels 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. The first step is to create your FREE TECPDS account. Learn how you can make the most of your Registered Trainer account on the Texas Trainer Registry! (Please note that these videos were recorded before we consolidated accounts, so the initial account set-up steps are out of date.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.)
Non-Registered Trainers are NOT approved by TECPDS to train under Child Care Licensing’s trainer requirements. These features are part of the base TECPDS account and can be accessed from your dashboard. Non-Registered Trainers have the option to continue to a Registered Trainer application at a later date, if they choose to do so (find the link to get started on your TECPDS dashboard after logging in). We strongly encourage center directors and program administrators who deliver training to their own staff to 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! (Please note that these videos were recorded before we consolidated accounts, so the initial account set-up steps are out of date.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.)