Get Certified as a Senior Trainer for the LSCI Institute!
Our network of Senior Trainers are hand-selected from the professional staff of our International Training Sites as well as qualified professionals from the fields of Education, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Child & Youth Care work, and related fields.

OUR REQUIREMENTS:
The following is a list of the criteria to be considered as a candidate for an LSCI Senior Trainer:

1. Certification in LSCI
2. Experience using LSCI for at least 3 months
3. A Master’s degree in a relevant field (social work, psychology, education, etc.)*
4. At least two years of direct care experience working with troubled children and youth

*Candidates who do not hold a Master’s degree will be considered on an individual basis, provided they have qualifying professional experience working with challenging students and a history of relevant work experience.

STEPS TO CERTIFICATION:
The process of becoming certified as an LSCI Senior Trainer is broken down into the following five steps:

1: Successful completion of the LSCI Certification course
Potential LSCI Senior Trainers must first participate as learners to gain initial LSCI certification.

2. Submit LSCI Senior Trainer application
Exemplary trainees who meet the minimum requirements for LSCI Senior Trainers (see above) may apply to begin the Senior Trainer Certification process. Applications are available by contacting Signe Whitson at signewhitson@lsci.org. Applicants should include a copy of a current resume with their inquiry. Accepted candidates will be assigned to work with an LSCI Master Trainer who will guide their certification.

3: Successful completion of Online Refresher and Advanced Certification Program
Accepted trainer-candidates must complete LSCI Certification Levels 2-3 through the LSCI Institute’s online Refreshed & Advanced Certification training program.

4. Co-Train LSCI certification course
Trainer-candidates will assist a Master Trainer with an LSCI certification course, teaching assigned portions of the curriculum and helping administer the Skills Demonstration exam. The Master Trainer will determine, at the end of this co-training, if the candidate has the skills to move on to attend a Train the Trainer final session or if the candidate needs to continue developing trainer skills and should complete an additional co-training event. A rating form for the demonstration of skills to attend the TTT event will be completed by the Master Trainer and provided to the Senior Trainer candidate.

5. Successful completion of the Train the Trainer final session
The Trainer-candidate must attend a Train the Trainer (TTT) session in which administrative and teaching aspects of LSCI training are reviewed and Trainer materials are provided. An agenda and guidelines for the policies and procedures to be reviewed during a TTT are provided to all Master Trainers.

MAINTAINING CERTIFICATION:
1. During the first year of Senior Trainer status, a new Senior Trainer must arrange to be observed by an LSCI Master Trainer. Feedback will be provided by the Master Trainer to the new Senior Trainer and to the LSCI Institute.

2. To maintain their status, all Senior Trainers must conduct at least one LSCI Certification Course training per year and must attend the LSCI Trainer Recertification, held every three years.

*Please note that LSCI Senior Trainer certification is tied to the individual’s employment within the International Training Site. Should the individual leave, he will no longer be able to train and certify staff in LSCI, unless he makes arrangements directly with the LSCI Institute and receives the written endorsement of the International Training Site where he was employed.

FEES:
As of July 2018, the following prices are in effect:

3-year Affiliation Fee per Trainer: $1,500*
Materials Fee per Trainer: $600
Total: $2,100

*This fee is pro-rated based on the timing of the candidate’s certification. A new Cycle began May 23, 2017.

QUESTIONS:
If you have any questions about the LSCI Senior Trainer Certification Process, please email Signe Whitson at signewhitson@lsci.org