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Become a GPA Approved Trainer

Become a GPA Approved Trainer!

Whether grant training is a large part of what you do or one small piece of your job, becoming a GPA Approved Trainer can be the right next step in your career.  

Being a GPA Approved Trainer lets customers, co-workers, and other grant professionals know you are well-prepared, credible, and skilled in helping people build their grants knowledge base—whether it’s in grant research, writing, and management; project or organizational development; evaluation; or other key components of grant success. All GPA Approved Trainers abide by the GPA Code of Ethics.

To become an approved trainer you must:
  • Have a minimum of 5 years experience as a grant professional
  • Provide references who can verify your professional knowledge and presentation skills
  • Develop course objectives and formats that address GPC competencies
  • Pay a $100 application fee ($400 for non-GPA members) and complete appliciation

As an approved trainer you will receive:
  • A listing on the Training page of the GPA website
  • Referrals from GPA HQ
  • GPA Approved trainer badge for printed materials/website along with GPA Logo Policy Guidelines
  • GPA Approved trainer elevator pitch and marketing blurbs

To learn more about becoming a GPA Approved Trainer, contact the GPA Office Manager at 913-788-3000 or

Follow the links on this page for more information or to download the application form.
GPA Code of Ethics
Trainer Application
GPA Logo Usage Policy
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

Why YOU should become a GPA Approved Trainer.

Becoming a GPA Approved Trainer provides a level of experience, knowledge, ethics and professionalism to your resume that will increase class attendance and training opportunities nationally. - Cyndi MacKenzie, GPC

The GPA Approved Trainer designation is a signal to others that you meet a high level of professionalism as a source matter expert and trainer. Much like a brand name communicates consistency and quality, the GPA Approved Trainer designation shows clients that you meet the high standards of one of the premier associations for grant professionals. - Lucy Morgan

Others should consider becoming a GPA Approved Trainer because it is a standard of excellence in the grant industry and a must for those professionals who provide training in the sector. - Scot Scala, GPC, M.Ed.