Certified Oregon Registry Trainers

Certified Oregon Registry Trainers

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Oregon is unique! Our certified Registry Trainers offer independent certified training sessions accepted by the Oregon Registry, which means the training sessions satisfy Oregon’s Office of Child Care licensing requirements. Professionals in the field may take independent certified training to move up the Oregon Registry Steps, up to Step 10. All certified training sessions are developed using the foundational document, Oregon's Core Knowledge Categories for early learning profession serving children birth to age 8.

There are five types of certified trainers in Oregon. Each trainer type is based on the trainer’s education and professional development experiences. Trainer type determines the specific Core Knowledge Categories and knowledge standards (Set One, Set Two, Set Three) a trainer may use to develop and deliver training:

  1. Master Trainer: develop and deliver certified training that meets Set One, Two, & Three standards in all Core Knowledge Categories.
  2. Specialty Master Trainer: develop and deliver certified training that meets Set One, Two, & Three training standards in approved Core Knowledge Categories.
  3. Community Trainer: develop and deliver certified training that meets Set One standards in all Core Knowledge Categories.
  4. Specialty Community Trainer: develop and deliver certified training that meets Set One standards in approved Core Knowledge Categories.
  5. Standardized Trainer: recruited only when a Training of Trainers session is scheduled.

Become a Certified Oregon Registry Trainer

Becoming an Oregon Registry Trainer is voluntary and the application process is explained in the Oregon Registry Trainer Application. Oregon Registry Trainer Program staff will support you along your path to become a certified trainer. Additionally, you would be joining a community of trainers. ORTP certification is valid for three years with a simple renewal process.

Certified Oregon Registry Trainer Qualifications

Please review the table below with the requirements for each trainer type.

Trainer Type & Definition Requirement: Field Experience Requirement: Experience as a Trainer Requirement: Education
Master At least three years At least 20 hours of training in adult educ./development
AND
Have conducted at least 60 hours of training within the past five years
BA/BS in the field of childhood care and education1
OR
Registry Step 102
Specialty Master BA/BS in your field of expertise
Community At least 20 hours of training in adult educ./development
OR
Have conducted at least 60 hours of training within the past five years
OR
Participating in a mentoring relationship
CDA or AA/AS in the field of childhood care and education1
OR
Registry Step 73
  A credential, college certificate, OR an AA/AS in your field of experience
Standardized Any one of three (field experience, experience as a trainer, or education), dependent on specific Standardized Training Curricula

1 In the field certificates and degrees of childhood care and education include: early childhood education, infant and/or child development, human development, elementary education, human ecology, home economics, family and consumer studies, child and family studies, education, and special education. Other completed degrees or out-of-field degrees such as psychology, sociology, secondary education, and social work require an examination of transcripts to determine coursework content in CKCs.

2 You may have a degree or coursework within a field other than Childhood Care and Education, but still be placed at a Step 10 or higher on the Oregon Registry Steps in order to become a Master Trainer. We encourage you to submit your transcripts and/or coursework, as our evaluation team is fantastic at placing you at the highest step possible.

3 You may have a degree or coursework within a field other than Childhood Care and Education, but still be placed at a Step 7 or higher on the Oregon Registry Steps in order to become a Community Trainer. We encourage you to submit your transcripts and/or coursework, as our evaluation team is fantastic at placing you at the highest step possible."

Application Process

Please read and complete the entire Trainer Application. You will need to gather some training and education documentation if it is not already in the Oregon Registry Online or if your employer cannot verify your qualifications. You will need to provide a reference. Finally, you will complete the Oregon Registry Trainer Orientation (below), where you may find answers to any questions you have about the Trainer Program. If you have questions about the application process, please call 503-725-8535 or write occdtrainer@pdx.edu.

Standardized Trainers

We recruit Standardized Trainers based on Standardized Training curricula needs. Recruitment opportunities and applications are posted on our website when we are recruiting.

Languages in Demand

We actively seek bilingual trainers, especially those fluent in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, and Chinese.

Trainer Orientation

All applicants must complete the Oregon Registry Trainer Orientation. Trainer Orientation quizzes are included in the Trainer Application. The orientation includes five separate lessons with a quiz for each lesson:

Certify Your Training Sessions

Information on developing your training sessions can be found in:

Only certified Oregon Registry Trainers and Sponsoring Organizations may develop and offer Oregon Registry Trainer Program certified training, and all training sessions must go through a review process before they are certified. Plan to submit your proposal at least six to eight weeks before you expect to offer the training session.

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