Certified Trainer

Have you earned your Certified Trauma Practitioner Certification? Are you interested in promoting Starr Commonwealth programs and interventions? Be a part of the Starr Commonwealth organization as a Certified Trainer! If you have expertise in strength-based trauma practices and are a good communicator, then you are an excellent candidate for this Certified Trainer Program. Check out our schedule for the next available training.

Now available as a bundle on our store


To obtain Certified Trainer status you must have completed the requirements listed below.

  • Must be a Certified Trauma Practitioner, ACTP, CTP-E or a CTP-C
  • Must maintain your CTP status by taking a different Starr course every calendar year
  • Must have taken the following courses:
    • Children of Trauma and Resilience OR Children of Trauma
    • Structured Sensory Interventions AND Healing the Experience of Trauma OR Structured Sensory Interventions II
    • Trauma Informed Schools OR Trauma Informed Resilient Schools
    • Resetting for Resilience
    • Healing Trauma and Restoring Resilience in Schools or Healing the Experience of Trauma
  • Must complete a trainer application and be pre-approved to take the Certified Trainer course PRIOR to purchasing the course registration
  • Must sign the trainer agreement
  • Must renew trainer status every three years

What to Expect in the Course

  • Review of the history and philosophy of Starr Commonwealth
  • Answer any questions on content
  • Review the trainer guidelines
  • Review the Certified Trainer website and how to use it
  • Trainers will present to the group on a topic or activity of their choosing from one the following core courses:
    • Children of Trauma & Resilience
    • Structured Sensory Interventions II
    • Healing Trauma and Restoring Resilience in Schools
    • Trauma Informed Resilient Schools
    • Resetting for Resilience
  • All trainers will evaluate each other on the presentations.

Certified Trainer Renewal Requirements

Trainer certification will last 3 years, at the end of which time all trainers need to recertify.  Recertification requires that one Starr online course is completed and passed per calendar year during certified period, good trainer evaluations are received and submitted, and a recertification fee of $100.


If you have questions, please email info@starr.org – we will be happy to share more about this exciting opportunity