Responsibilities of Being a
Certified Positive Discipline Trainer (CPDT)
The annual (calendar year) membership fee is $240 ($175 for members who renew before December 31 each year). This fee is prorated for new Positive Discipline Trainer Candidates (PDTCs) who join the Association mid-year. Fees are used to defray the cost of materials, PDA staff and administrative expense, website development, research, and for updating activities and other information that need to be sent to our membership.
PD Trainers and Trainer Candidates are asked to maintain an email address to receive information and updates. It is one of the primary routes for access to resources and other benefits of membership.
Qualifications to Maintain Certification As A CPDT Include:
- Remain current with annual dues. Be actively included on our e-mail list serve.
- Attend at least one (1) Think Tank every third year. (Annual attendance is recommended.)
- Send copies of your evaluations for Positive Discipline core workshops (Teaching Parenting or Positive Discipline in the Classroom) to Positive Discipline Association, 9417 Remuda Path, San Antonio, TX 78254 after each workshop. If you are not presenting full workshops, send in at least one set of evaluations for a presentation or class that you have done each year. It is requested that you use the standard evaluation form unless the evaluation was completed by another party (at a conference, for example). Positive Discipline Association maintains a file of evaluations on each CPDT.
- Actively share Positive Discipline, particularly by scheduling/presenting our core Positive Discipline workshops (Teaching Parenting and Positive Discipline in the Classroom). If you are unable to schedule two-day workshops, there are other ways to actively "share" Positive Discipline. Examples include:
- Keynote speeches at conferences.
- · Workshops at conferences (national, state or local).
- Using PD as a therapist or coach.
- Running a book/information table at conferences or other gatherings.
- Providing short presentations for schools, churches, social service agencies, childcare providers, etc.
- Teaching parenting classes or providing teacher trainings of any length or format.
- Being willing to write manuals, create experiential activities, translate materials/activities, or otherwise contribute to the available PD resource materials.
- Participate with other approaches to publicizing PD, such as answering questions for the website, writing magazine articles or books, or doing radio or television work.
- Contribute to the PDTC mentoring process to the best of your ability and availability. This can be done through personal contact, participating in mentoring groups, or responding to questions on the e-mail list serve.