ITTPC: International Tutor Training Program Certification
Since March 1989, community college, college and university tutorial programs in the United States and Canada have received tutor training certification through CRLA's International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC). There are over 10000 programs which are currently certified through ITTPC, see them at http://www.crla.net/ittpc/ittpc_current_certifications.xls.
The purpose of the ITTPC program is twofold. First, it provides recognition and positive reinforcement for tutors' successful work from an international organization, CRLA. Second, CRLA's tutor certification process sets an internationally accepted standard of skills and training for tutors.
CRLA's ITTPC has been endorsed by the Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations (CLADEA), National Association for Developmental Education, and the Commission XVI of the American College Personnel Association.
In addition, other national organizations/programs who endorse CRLA's ITTPC program for Tutor Training include:
ITTPC Certification Levels:
Certifications and re-certifications: After submitting an initial New Application and meeting the certification requirements, it is valid for one year, a program submits a self-reflection Renewal Application for Certification which, once certified, is valid for three-years. Thereafter each program is required to apply for Re-certification, which is valid for five years at a time.
Note: CRLA certifies programs, not individual tutors. In other words, CRLA certifies that a particular tutor training program is qualified to issue CRLA certificates to individual tutors they train at their program's certification approved levels and dates.