Become a GPA Approved Trainer

The Grant Professionals Association offers an Approved Trainer program for individuals. 
Approved Providers will be supplied:
  • A listing on the GPA Website
  • Referrals from the GPA office
  • GPA Approved Trainer badge for printed materials/website
Submission Process:
  • Applicant must complete trainer application (in right hand column) and forward to GPA Headquarters.
  • Applicable fee must be paid.
Review and approval process:
  • A review of the submission is done to assure it meets GPA training standards of positive reviews from references, accuracy of information provided, and that each course meets specific competencies and objectives and provides a course assessment and evaluation.
  • Evaluations may be requested for specific courses if a reference or GPA member raises a question.
  • Upon approval, GPA will send the applicant a formal notice of approval or denial.
    • Applications turned in by the end of a month will have a decision by the end of the following month (ex. received by April 20th, decision by May 31st).
    • Approval is good for 3 years.
    • Applicant must resubmit at the end of three years to continue Approved Trainer status.
    • Not approved applicants can reapply within one year of original application date. The fee will need to be paid with each application submission.
  • Approval will be revoked if trainer is found to not be in compliance with the GPA Code of Ethics; if training materials promote practices that are in conflict with the Code of Ethics; or if GPA members report that the presentation or workshop promotes or condones behavior that is in violation of the Code of Ethics.

All applications and questions regarding the process should be sent to the GPA Office Manager at 913-788-3000 or



Category Fee
GPA Member $100.00
Non-GPA Member $400.00
Fee's payable by check or credit card
*all GPCs receive a 25% discount. Contact HQ for Discount Code