Approved Trainer

Become a Linux Professional Institute Approved Trainer

A Linux Professional Institute Approved Trainer is someone committed to high quality open source and technology education.  The trainer is a certified and highly knowledgeable subject matter expert, that is a member of the LPI and currently involved in the training and instructing on the topics. 

Benefits for Approved Trainers

  • Access to all member benefits
  • Updates on certifications and materials
  • Use of LPI Approved Trainer logo
  • Welcome letter (includes link to downloadable certificate)
  • Discounts available for their students
  • Dedicated area on
  • Eligible to join the Advisory Committee (AAC or AT specific) 

For applying use the with subject line: Approved Trainer

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  • Satisfy LPI Registered Trainer requirements 
  • LPI membership
  • CV or LinkedIn profile
  • Video submission/audition of the trainer teaching material from LPI certification track
  • Certification in one of the following: 
    • CompTIA CTT+
    • Friesen Kaye and Associates
    • Global Knowledge Instructional Skills Certification
    • IAMCT Approved Technical Trainer (IAMCT ATT)
    • IPM (Institut für Personalberatung und Managemententwicklung)
    • Learning and Performance Institute Trainer Performance Monitoring and Assessment (TPMA)
    • Learning Tree Train the Trainer Program
    • Marcom Deli
    • Microsoft Certified Trainer Instructional Skills Certification (MCT-ISC)
    • New Horizons Instructional Skills Certification
    • PrepMasters USA
    • CCSI (Cisco)
    • CST (Scrum Alliance)
    • Provide reference supporting at least one year of instructional experience