The Positive Discipline Association offers an advanced certification program that is self-paced, flexible and very supportive, plus the organization provides a variety of resources to support you. These include mentoring, a list serve where you can ask questions and receive support, training and marketing resources, plus a variety of on-going professional development opportunities. You'll be amazed at commitment to collaboration and encouragement that you'll experience throughout this organization - it truly reflects the passion and values of our members. Becoming a Positive Discipline Trainer Candidate opens up a community where PD and Adlerian principles are lived.
Our program provides advanced certification in Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way (TP), in Positive Discipline in the Classroom (PDC) - or you can do both! Our goal is for you to attain a solid understanding of the curriculum and core values, as well as confidence in presenting in Positive Discipline's experiential format.
Please feel free to write the PDA staff at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. We want this to be a meaningful and successful experience for you.
Click HERE for an overview of the certification process.
Steps For Certification In Teaching Parenting (TP)
Steps For Certification In Positive Discipline In the Classroom (PDC)
Advanced Candidate Training (ACT)
Eligibility Standards For Attending ACT
Policy: Goals and Eligibility Criteria For Attending ACT
Letter of Understanding (LoA)
Benefits of Becoming a CPDT
Responsibilities of Being a CPDT
Membership Application and Letter of Intent to Become a Positive Discipline Trainer Candidate (PDTC)
Frequently Asked Questions About the Positive Discipline Certification Process
PDA Contact Information