INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTY
Professional Training and Certification Accreditors
ITP: The standard for independent training validation
The ITP Seal validates your training organization uses:
ITP Accredited Training Provider Seal
Independent Third Party, doing business as ITP, ITP Accreditors, and ITP Certifications, is a self-registered veteran owned, woman owned small business located in the state of Virginia, USA. We can be reached at 1.540.656.0054. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm (EST).
ITP Accredited Certification Provider Seal
ITP Accredited Instructor Training Provider Seal
Who is ITP?
Independent Third Party (ITP) is exactly what it claims to be, an independent third party assessor and accreditor of Training and Professional Certification Providers. ITP offers three kinds of accreditations:
*Formerly Train-the-Trainer Accredited Organzation
Accredited Training Provider:
ITP Accredited Training Providers are professional training organizations that have successfully completed a rigorous review of their training content to ensure:
Accredited Training Providers receive either Provisional, Annual, or Multi-Year Accreditation, a certificate of Accreditation, and authorization to display the ITP Accredited Training Provider seal on websites and training certificates.
Accredited Certification Provider:
ITP Accredited Certification Providers are organizations that offer professional certifications that validate professional competence. This differs from simple academic training, which can be validated through written examination (see Accredited Training Provider, above). In order to earn accreditation as a professional certification provider, organizations must complete a rigorous review of their certification standards to ensure:
Accredited Certification Providers receive either Provisional, Annual, or Multi-Year Accreditation, a certificate of Accreditation, and authorization to display the ITP Accredited Certification Provider seal on websites and training certificates.
Accredited Instructor Training Provider:
ITP Accredited Instructor Training Providers (formerly known as Train-the-Trainer or TtT Accredited Organizations) must meet all of the requirements of Accredited Training Providers for a Train-the-Trainer training curricula. In addition, AITPs must also demonstrate standards for ensuring instructor professional competence (education, certification(s), and/or experience), as well as a formal methodology for observing and assessing instructors in their delivery of the required training program. AITP Accreditation does allow for equivalency acceptance (for example, individuals with formal instructor training through other organizations), but equivalencies must be clearly defined and validated.
Accredited Instructor Training Providers receive either Provisional, Annual, or Multi-Year Accreditation, a certificate of Accreditation, and authorization to display the ITP Accredited Trainer Training Provider seal on websites and training certificates.
Why use ITP?
With the advent of the internet, nearly anyone can claim to provide professional training or certification programs... and this is a good thing.
But, if you're looking to find high-quality training or a legitimate professional certification, how do you know the real deal from the fly-by-night diploma mills? One way is to talk with people who have used a particular vendor before. A better way is to check with us. Our professional staff is trained in the unique kind of curriculum development required for high-taxonomy learning -- application-based learning that goes beyond head-knowledge to true professional competence. This means hands-on, scenario-driven training that lets students not just absorb head knowledge, but to walk out of the classroom ready to apply what they have learned. In short, ITP Accredited Training Providers are the White Collar versions of trade schools, while ITP Accredited Certification Providers are the White Collar equivalent of Apprentice, Journeyman, and Master programs. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I earn the ITP Seal for my training organization?
For more information about ITP Accredited training and certification providers in your area, or to learn more about whether ITP Accreditation is right for your professional training or certification program, contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 540-656-0054.