Independent Trainer Initial Application Process 

An independent trainer is any individual who would like to provide training to Early Learning Center staff, but who does not meet the employment criteria for FastTrack trainers.

 

If you would like to be approved as an Independent trainer by Louisiana Pathways, please submit the following information:  

 

1.   Independent Trainer Approval Application  

2.  Trainer Agreement and Release Form-Includes verification that you have read "Louisiana  Pathways Trainer Procedure Manual

3. Current Resume

4. Documentation of Educational Background (transcripts, copies of credentials, licenses, etc. Includes CLASS reliability certificates or CLASS Trainer certificates and TS Gold Trainer or Inter-rater reliability certificates, if applicable.)

5. Two Trainer Skills Surveys completed by people who have observed them training.

6. Documentation of completion of “Pathways Trainer Orientation” and “Louisiana's Birth to Five Early Learning and Development Standards

 

If approved, the trainer will receive a certificate from Louisiana Pathways recognizing the trainer level and approved areas for training (CDA Subject areas). Individuals will be certified as Trainer I, II or III based on their documented education and experience.

 

The approved trainer will then be included in the Louisiana Pathways Trainer Registry, and will receive a unique Pathways trainer identification number which will be included on the continuing education certificates that he/she provides to attendees.

 

 

 

Initial approval and each renewal will be effective for a period of 3 years.