Instructor Certification* Training


Thirty years of research has shown that having strong, successful relationships is not just a matter of luck, nor is a struggling relationship or marriage a matter of mystery. Facilitators of PREP’s curricula offer people the tools that have proven to help build and sustain quality relationships—personally and professionally. This work is important; consequently, through quality training, PREP prepares the facilitators who want to use our approach to make a difference in people’s lives through relationship education. 


The Importance of Training


Successful organizations know that investing in education, resources, and training for their employees is one of the most important investments that they will ever make. 


In the field of relationship education, evidence of effectiveness is often linked back to the programs that did choose to invest heavily in training and support for their employees. 


PREP’s philosophy is that in-person training is the best way to ensure the integrity of your program, prevent high turnover cost, and make sure that your employees get the support they need to be effective. At a PREP training, your staff will receive hands-on live presenting practice along with feedback and tips from seasoned experts. We strongly support in-person training in part because this kind of hands-on experience and feedback just isn’t available yet in high-tech or TOOB models. 


The field of Relationship Education is a high touch field not high tech. Your staff will thrive from 3-days of face-to-face development and in-person support. 


The PREP curricula are designed to be delivered in a workshop setting.  Delivering an effective educational experience is dependent upon many factors.  Two of the most important factors are having effective Instructors and selecting a curriculum that has been proven to help achieve the goals you have set for your program.    If you have chosen one of the PREP curricula, you can be assured that the material has been vetted and proven to provide a valuable, engaging and educating experience to the participants of your workshop.  


However, even a great curriculum is impacted by the Instructor’s ability to present the material.  PREP Instructors need not be experts in the field of relationships or psychology. In fact, all it takes to be an excellent facilitator is having a desire to help people learn and apply relationship education to their lives and have some skills as a public speaker. PREP Instructors do not need to be professional speakers, but it is assumed that participants at a PREP Instructor training already have, or will learn from other sources, the skills necessary to be an effective speaker.   


In order to help people learn and apply relationship education in their lives, the PREP Instructor must have a thorough understanding of the concepts taught in the material.  This means understanding not only what is taught, by why it is important to the participants.  

Selling the importance of the skills to your participants is key to achieving the goals of your program. 


We ask that each facilitator train in the delivery of the material to guarantee the quality and consistency associated with our name and our work. Because there is a common core set of skills and strategies that are woven into all of our curricula, you only need to attend one Instructor Training in any of our curriculum to be recognized as a certified Instructor in all of our curricula.  


What does being a PREP Instructor mean?


A PREP Instructor is certified* to facilitate the PREP curricula in a workshop setting.  A PREP Instructor is not authorized to train other PREP Instructors to implement the curricula (a PREP Instructor Training).   Only PREP Master Trainers are allowed to facilitate PREP Instructor Trainings.   A PREP Master Trainer is hand selected by PREP based on their extensive knowledge of the curricula (many are co-authors on various curricula), their experience as professional educators, and their abilities as dynamic professional speakers. These Master Trainers model the delivery of the content and offer tips and strategies for engaging learners and fostering a sense of community among participants. 

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*Certified means that a person has attended a training for facilitators approved by PREP, Inc. It does not mean that PREP, Inc. has evaluated their competency. 



PREP requires training in the following curriculums:


Curriculums for Couples:

PREP 8.0 (general audience)
Within Our Reach (general audience with a slant towards socioeconomically disadvantaged couples)
A Lasting Promise (PREP skills with a foundation in Christian theology)

Curriculums for Individuals:

Within My Reach (general audience with a slant towards socioeconomically disadvantaged females)
Winning the Workplace Challenge (PREP skills adapted to the workplace)
Got Your Back (relationship skills for singles in the military)
Walking the Line (relationship and decision-making skills for men who are incarcerated)

To find out more about our trainings including pricing models, please email maggie@prepinc.com to request a quote.