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Training and Development Certificate Program

Cleveland State's highly regarded, popular Train the Trainer program has been updated and renamed to reflect the needs of today's learning professionals. Now offered through CSU's Adult Learning and Development Program in the Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision and Adult Learning (CASAL), this non-credit, professional development program will help you develop the knowledge you need for success in today's training field. You'll gain the skills and credentials you need to advance as a learning and development professional.

The Training and Development Certificate Program takes you through an overview of-adult learning principles, the planning and design of effective training, and gives you a working knowledge of the evaluation process. You'll also develop skills in needs assessment and analysis, and learn how to design and use training strategies and techniques. The program follows the ADDIE model (analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation). Content is aligned with the American Society for Training and Development's (ASTD) Certified Professional in Learning and Performance Certification (CPLP) competencies.

Who Should Attend
Trainers, instructors, designers, analysts and training supervisors who want to gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to take their career to the next level.

Content and Schedule
Seven days of classes taught by expert training professionals. Four required core classes and two days of electives - a total of 49 contact hours [4.9 CEUs]. Core classes have been approved for credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).Classes may also be taken individually, with no obligation to complete the entire certificate program.

Core Classes

  • Training and Development Basics An Introduction 1 day [Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014]
  • Needs Assessment and Analysis 1 day [Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014]
  • Instructional Design and Development 2 days [Thursdays, Nov. 6 & 13, 2014]
  • Program Implementation and Evaluation 1 day [Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014]

Elective Classes : Select two days of classes from options such as:

  • Training Facilitation Skills: 2 days [Thursdays, Dec. 4 & 11, 2014]
  • STOP: No More Manuals! 1 day [Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014]
  • Online Learning in Training and Development online, equivalent to 1 day [Jan. 26-Feb. 13, 2015]]
  • Creative Training Activities 1 day [not offered Fall 2014]

Cleveland State has just launched a new online registration and payment system for all continuing education courses. To view and register for our upcoming Training and Development courses, click here or visit and select "Training and Development."

Is your organization interested in the Training and Development Program being provided in-house for a staff development program? If so contact us at (216) 687-3867 or email

Registration and Payment

With the new online registration system, registration and payment will be a smoother, more seamless process. You may pay by credit or debit card (not personal check). If your organization plans to pay by check, please register by calling us at (216) 687-3867 or email

A 15% discount is available for CSU Alumni and for ASTD members. Only one discount per registration is permitted. Please register for the discounted fee section online. Or, register for the four-course core series (TDCE 8) and pay only $1539! (no other discounts apply)

Registrations are accepted until two business days before the class start date unless otherwise stated.

Refund policy: Your course tuition will be refunded or your bill cancelled if you notify us of your intent to withdraw from the course more than two full business days before the class start date. Call (216) 687-3867, fax (216) 687-3556, email, or stop by our office (JH 239) to withdraw. No refunds will be issued for withdrawal requests received less than two full business days before the first class meeting.

Contact Us

For more information or questions, email or call (216) 687-3867

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
College of Education and Human Services
Counseling, Administration,Supervision and Adult Learning
2121 Euclid Avenue
Julka Hall 275
Cleveland, OH 44115

Campus Location
2485 Euclid Avenue
Julka Hall 275
Phone: 216-687-4613
Fax: 216-687-5378

Program Coordinator:
Noelle Muscatello
Phone: 216-687-3867
Fax: 216-687-3556