AI Workshop Requirements

Becoming an IFPS Accredited Instructor (AI):


  • Individual must hold at least one IFPS certification before attending the Instructor Training Workshop (ITW.)
  • Maintain IFPS membership and certification(s).
  • Register for and attend an Instructor Training Workshop (ITW.) It is suggested not to make travel arrangements at registration time.
  • Select a topic from the topics list and prepare to present the selected topic for 40-minutes, with a 5 minute Q&A session.*
  • An AI applicant must sign an AI agreement upon completion of the ITW. 

Additional Information

The AI workshop is a one or two-day workshop to acquaint you with the IFPS certification program and to assess your instructional abilities. It is not a program to teach instructor skills, but rather, to measure your instructor skills.
What will be covered during the Workshop:
  • Deep dive into IFPS programs will be covered in a ½ day session.
  • The applicant will conduct a 40-minute presentation with a five minute Q&A session. Note: Speaking for less than 40 minutes will result in an incomplete evaluation.

At least 14 days prior to the Workshop - Submit a presentation outline on the selected topic. The outline should be submitted by e-mail as a .DOC, .PPT, etc. In lieu of an outline, full presentations may be e-mailed.

Evaluations: In addition to three (3) facilitators’ evaluations, all applicants will evaluate each other’s presentations.

Evaluations will be based on:

  • Knowledge of topic,
  • Public speaking aptitude,
  • Appropriate use of training materials and aids,
  • Ability to follow submitted outline, and
  • Question and answer session.
 In order to be approved as an IFPS Accredited Instructor a minimum evaluation score of 4.0 out of 5.0 is required.
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