ATP Certification Levels and Requirements 2017-09-29T19:26:09+00:00

This chart shows the various standards for each type of tutor and tutor trainer certification.  Please contact the Certification Chair at certification@myatp.org to discuss any questions you may have.

Tutor Certification will be granted at the following levels:
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    • Associate Tutor: Applicant must have completed a minimum of 10 hours of tutor training, have at least 25 hours of tutoring experience, ve a member of ATP and submit 2 letters of recommendation. The certification fee is $10.
    • Advanced Tutor: Applicant must have completed a minimum of 20 hours of tutor training, have at least 50 hours of tutoring experience, be a member of ATP, and submit 2 letters of recommendation. The certification fee is $20.
    • Master Tutor: Applicant must have completed a minimum of 30 hours of tutor training, have at least 75 hours of tutoring experience, be a member of ATP, and submit 2 letters of recommendation. The certification fee is $30.

Tutor Trainer and Master Tutor Trainer Certification will be granted on the following levels:
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  • Tutor Trainer: Conduct a minimum of 40 hours of tutor training, 75 hours of documented tutoring or coordinating experience, maintain membership in the ATP, submit 2 letters of recommendations, and provide evidence of professional development during the previous 3 years consisting of at least 5 CEUs* offered by or approved by the ATP. The certification fee is $40.
  • Master Tutor Trainer: Conduct a minimum of 50 hours of tutor training, 100 hours of documented tutoring or coordinating experience, maintain membership in ATP, submit 2 letters of recommendations, and provide evidence of professional development during the previous 3 years consisting of at least 5 CEUs* offered by or approved by the ATP. The certification fee is $50.

Tutor Trainer and Master Tutor Trainer Certification renewal will require the following:

  • Tutor Trainer
    1. The applicant must have obtained 5 acceptable CEUs.
    2. The applicant must have conducted at least 25 hours of tutor training annually for each year of the certification period.
    3. The applicant must have presented at local, regional, state or national conferences OR have served on appropriate boards in support of their discipline OR have written for a journal or newsletter.
    4. The applicant must include all materials used for tutor training and must include a copy of the PowerPoint presentation material (or similar type of product).
  • Master Tutor Trainer
    1. The applicant must have obtained 9 acceptable CEUs over the certification period.
    2. The applicant must have conducted at least 30 hours of tutor training annually for each year of the certification period.
    3. The applicant must have presented at a local, regional, state or national conference AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING, served on an appropriate board(s) in support of their discipline(s) OR have written for a journal or newsletter OR have taken a leadership role in the ATP.

Certification Period

Each level of certification is valid for 3 years. Within this time, you may move up to the next certification level by completing the associated requirements, which will begin a new 3-year period.

Certification dates are from the last day of the annual conference through the first day of the following annual conference unless otherwise noted.

Certification Renewal

Tutor Certification Renewal will require the following:

  • Associate Tutor:
    1. The applicant must have obtained 3 continuing educational units (CEU’s).*
    2. The applicant must have conducted at least 20 hours of tutoring annually for each year of the certification period.
  • Advanced Tutor:
    1. The applicant must have obtained 6 acceptable continuing educational units (CEU’s)*
    2. The applicant must have conducted at least 30 hours of tutoring annually for each year of the certification period.
  • Master Tutor
    1. The applicant must have obtained 9 acceptable continuing educational units (CEU’s)*
    2. The applicant must have conducted at least 40 hours of tutoring annually for each year of the certification period.

Please remember that fees must accompany the application. 

Each application will be reviewed by 3 ATP certified Master Tutor Trainers and/or the ATP tutor certification coordinator. Therefore, please submit your documents online so they may be shared electronically.

*NOTE* Anyone certifying more than 5 tutors at the same time, perhaps through a tutor training course at a local program, please contact the Certification Chair for bulk processing.

For more info contact the ATP Certification Chair.

Documentation Information:

  • Please include a one paragraph introduction briefly describing the type(s) of tutoring performed, training conducted, or program(s) managed. Include any changes that have occurred since the initial certification period.
  • CEUs:Examples of CEUs include conference workshops acquired at the ATP annual conference, CRLA, NCLCA, NADE or other applicable conferences including state and local events. CEUs may include training or sessions attended at the home institution but must be approved by the ATP certification committee. Please provide documentation of session attendance with certificates, or copies of agendas or conference programs.
  • Tutor Trainers: Please include documentation of professional presentations to include conference programs, agendas, or letter documenting the session(s). In-house presentations as applicable to tutoring may be included. Also, provide tutor training agendas or any other form of documentation of tutor training.
  • Tutors: Include log sheets, letter from supervisor documenting hours, or tracking system generated report with statement of hours.
To apply for certification, please go here.