Accredited Training Course: Authorized Trainers

Trainer approval is part of the Training Course Accreditation scope.

In advance of a trainer delivering an Accredited Training Course, the Organization must obtain the Certification Authority’s approval for the trainer by providing the trainer’s credentials as evidence that these requirements are met, including the trainer’s name, contact details, training qualifications, and certification status.

Authorized Trainers are appropriately qualified, skilled in teaching, have knowledge of and experience in the subject area, are familiar with the Body of Knowledge, and keep themselves up-to-date in line with changes to the Body of Knowledge.

Accredited Training Course General Trainer Requirements

All trainers used in the delivery of Accredited Training Courses must have one of the following:

  • A relevant training qualification that has recognition in the geography in which it was obtained (two examples are: certification from the Institute of IT Training, and The Open Group Certified Technical Specialist (Open CTS) Certification with Technical Training as the Client Focus Area)
  • A minimum of one (1) year of relevant training experience
  • Completed a train the trainer program that meets the following criteria:
    • Includes a mechanism to ensure that the individual is capable of delivering a training course in a satisfactory manner
    • Includes provision for the individual to deliver at least two (2) training courses under the supervision of an experienced Accredited Training Course trainer
    • Individual must receive a successful evaluation and recommendation as a trainer from the supervising trainer; at the end of each training course, the decision on whether the individual is suitable to proceed to the next phase of training must be based on a report from the supervising trainer and feedback forms from attendees on the course, which must include provision for feedback on the individual concerned separate from the supervising trainer

Trainer Certification Requirements

Below are the trainer certification requirements allowing delivery of an Accredited Training Course, per program. Trainers are expected to pass all required certifications, accept the badges accordingly and share with their ATC manager.

TOGAF® 9 Certification Program Accredited Training Course (Level 1, Level 2, and Combined)


TOGAF® Essentials 2018 Accredited Training Course (TOGAF Credential)


TOGAF® Business Architecture Accredited Training Course (TOGAF Credential)


Integrating Risk and Security Accredited Training Course (TOGAF Credential)


ArchiMate® 3 Accredited Training Course (Level 1, Level 2, and Combined)


DPBoK™ Accredited Training Course

IT4IT™ Accredited Training Course


Open Agile Architecture™ Accredited Training Course

Open FAIR™ Accredited Training Course


All new trainers who wish to deliver an Accredited Training Course must, prior to delivering an Accredited Training Course, be approved by The Open Group Certification Authority.

After the Accredited Training Course trainer is approved, The Open Group will continue to monitor the performance of the Accredited Training Course trainer.

Should you have further questions, please feel free to contact our ATC support team for further information.

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