Play for Peace Trainer Certification is a process that leads to membership in our global community of experiential education trainers who use their skills to promote peace in their community and around the world. It is also a document stating that Play for Peace evaluated your skills and knowledge as appropriate to train and introduce others to the Play for Peace model, methodology and community. Specifically, you will be qualified to train a new group of youth to become an active Play for Peace Club. Only trainers with 3-5 years experience facilitating cooperative play are accepted to this 8-hour course.

Once Certified, you will join our Trainers Community and access our educational material, monthly on-line gatherings and newsletters, global friendship and network-building opportunities.

To register you must be invited to join this course after having completed the General Orientation class and Play for Peace Certified Trainer Course Application (found attached below). 

As a Certified Trainer, you will not become a Play for Peace employee but a social entrepreneur who can charge marketplace costs for leading your training workshops. A donation is suggested for your participation in the Certification Course and as Annual Membership support.  

How to Apply:

  • All candidates must have at least 3 years experience in cooperative play facilitation, experiential education and leadership training to apply.

  • To join our Trainers Certification Course you must participate in an orientation call and send in all of your application materials on time.

  • You will be invited to register for the course upon application approval.

Complete Certification Process

  1. Play for Peace Certified Trainer program Orientation call

  2. Upon request receipt of completed application, including CV and 2 recommendations, Play for Peace staff conduct an interview if needed.

  3. Candidate approved to start training.

  4. Candidate receives 8-hour Play for Peace Certified Training Course

  5. Certified Trainer Agreement signed

  6. Trainer Profile uploaded to the web and trainer participates in annual on-going learning community