About IBCT


The International Board of Certified Trainers (IBCT) was originally founded in 1988 as a professional association in the United States. Currently, it’s a global foundation acting under the European law. Our main Headquarters is in the Netherlands. IBCT’s mission is to improve the training profession and the public’s perception of it.  It has regional headquarters spread over several regions, i.e., the United States, Middle East & Africa (MENA), Australia and Europe. IBCT is an independent certification authority that certifies trainers & HRD professionals, train-the-trainer (TTT/TOT) programs, training centers & facilities as well as training packages and/or materials.

We are a not-for-profit foundation so we can offer an independent certification that is not influenced by any commercial interests.
IBCT MENA is the Middle East & North Africa Headquarters of IBCT. We conduct several activities related to HRD. Mainly, we internationally certify trainers (via a world-class multi-level TOT program); internationally certify training centers and materials/packages.
The IBCT MENA vision is to become a leading center of excellence and a key benchmark in the field of human resources development across the MENA area.
To promote the HRD professional concepts and practices, particularly training, secure the international standards in training and HRD practices and provide highly qualified human resources, trainers & HRD and talent professionals; who are able to achieve the sustainable development in Egypt and the MENA area.
The main goal of the IBCT is to assure the public that our Certified Trainers and HRD professionals possess the ethical standards and the professional competences and are qualified to practice.

Our Main Certification Services

We Certify the Major Training Elements that impact training result,
i.e., Trainers, Training Package & Training Centers

We Certify

Corporate trainers and talent professionals, training centers, and companies as well as training materials, packages, and programs.

To become an IBCT Certified Trainer, you must meet strict international standards, professional practice, and educational requirements.

Certification of Trainers

Become an Internationally Certified Trainer!

We offer the world’s best train-the-trainer programs. Get certified and stand out from the crowd.


Certification of Centers

Get your Center Internationally Recognized!

Training Centers and training companies are audited versus 5 main criteria that are consequently divided into 40 sub-criterion.


Certification of Materials

Certify your Training Materials & lead the market!

It’s a guarantee to attract more international clients and get the best training impact.


We Certify Trainers at 3 Levels

Via a World-Class Multi-Level TOT/TTT Program

The Basic Level

Please click for more info

TOT: Associate Trainer

Six intensive Training Sessions:

  1. Training & Development: A closer Look
  2. Managing Training Environment
  3.  Basic Instructional Design & Didactic Methods
  4.  Training as a Career
  5.  Dealing with Difficult Behaviors
  6.   Presentation Skills for Trainers

  • Didactic Skills 85% 85%
  • Adult Education 20% 20%
  • Program Design & Development 15% 15%
  • Attitude Formation & Change Strategies 10% 10%
  • Strategic HRD 5% 5%

The Professional Level

Please click for more info

TOT: Professional Trainer

Ten intensive Training Sessions:

  1. Training Styles
  2.  Professional Trainer’s Roles
  3.  Attitude Formation (Advanced)
  4.  Attitude Change (Advanced)
  5.  Personality’s Styles for Trainers
  6.  Motivation for Trainers
  7.  Group Dynamics for Trainers
  8.  Training Evaluation
  9.  Advanced Learning Styles
  10. Advanced Adult Learning

  • Didactic Skills 95% 95%
  • Adult Education 70% 70%
  • Program Design & Development 65% 65%
  • Attitude Formation & Change Strategies 85% 85%
  • Strategic HRD 25% 25%

The Expert Level

Please click for more info

TOT: Certified Trainer

Program Major Competnecies:

  1.  Project management: transferring learning to organizational results.
  2.  Organizations & corporate training programs.
  3. Organizational adult learning.
  4. Company scans & training needs assessment.
  5. Program development.
  6. Transfer of training & on-the-job coaching.
  7. Evaluation and impact assessment.
  8. Examination session: devencing your HRD improvement plan.

  • Didactic Skills 100% 100%
  • Adult Education 100% 100%
  • Program Design & Development 100% 100%
  • Attitude Formation & Change Strategies 100% 100%
  • Strategic HRD 95% 95%

Proud of our Certified Trainers

Numbers are increasing exponentially in the MENA region

Associate Trainers

Certified Professional Trainers

Internationally Certified Trainers

What our Trainees Say

What our Trainees say about our Train-The-Trainer Programs
Visit Our Testimonials Page

IBCT Standards and Professionalism are Contagious!

IBCT training is a real drive for development and change in higher education’s institutes. I have observed that all associate trainers trained by IBCT in our Faculty made a tremendous change. Their competencies noticeably increased. I and my AT colleagues turned to be more enthusiastic, skilled and professional. IBCT standards and professionalism are contagious. Being trained by the very professional trainer is one of the most enjoyable experience anyone could have.

– Suzy Fayez, Professor

Creative, Motivating & Inspiring Programe!

Creatively motivating and inspiring programme; accurately structured and designed; and professionally implemented. It helps you discover yourself and reach out others. You are always a winner by joining it.

– Amira Waly, Professor

I promise to Apply IBCT Standars Forever!

I consider myself lucky for joining IBCT TOT, AT Level. It was a great opportunity for me, I enjoyed the training with the master trainers, I learned a lot, I gained a lot of knowledge and I acquired a lot of experience. My way of thinking regarding training changed totally to the positive side of course.
I liked IBCT standards, I understood it, practiced it, and I promise to apply it forever. I’m looking forward to IBCT CPT and CT. Thank you very much IBCT for your all exerted efforts.

Mohamed Alhefny, Senior Brand Specialist, AbbVie

An Excellent Board Follows High Standards!

An excellent board follows high standards for training & makes a difference in HRD domain .. really I like and appreciate IBCT

Afaf A. Atia, Professor

The Mean of the Professional Training!

The mean of the professional training. It is the first time I practice to gain knowledge, skills that change my attitude towards different concepts. all my best greetings to the trainers.

Sabreen Jalil, Professor

The Right Way to Develop your Skills!

The right way to develop your skills, personality and your potential. I advise everyone to participate in programs provided by IBCT.

Hassan El-Demerdash, Professor

Free Educational Resources

Visit our blog to enjoy free Train-The-Trainer videos, infographics and articles
Visit Our Blog

How to Get Trainees’ Feedback

The ultimate value of Getting Trainees' Feedback? Employee training feedback gives you the opportunity to optimize the training experience, amplifying its effect on every link of the service-profit...

How Trainers Use Media, Facilities, and Materials

 Why using media and facilities are concerned? Novice corporate trainers encounter many delivery difficulties in the first years of their job. The International Board of Certified Trainers has...
Certified Professional Trainer in Egypt Patch 025

Graduation of New Certified Professional Trainers in Menofia University, Egypt

IBCT is pleased to announce to the IBCT and HRD community the graduation of new 16 certified professional trainers (CPTs) in Egypt. After they exerted great efforts and spend more than 100 hours of...

How Trainers Enhance their Time Management

 What is Time Management? “Time management” is the process of organizing and planning how to divide your time between specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or...

How Trainers Encourage Participation

Why Is Participation Important?   It’s good to remind ourselves as trainers with the importance of encouraging participation, especially on those days when getting trainees to participate feels...

Locate your nearest IBCT Focal Point

Contact Us

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest IBCT news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Center Certification Steps

Center Certification Steps

Type your email below to send you the at-a-glance steps for training centers certification.

We will send it to you ASAP. Thanks for your interest!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This
By continuing without changing your cookie settings, we assume you agree to this. Please read our
We use cookies to help give you the best experience on our website.
Ok, I Agree
We use cookies to help give you the best experience on our website.
By continuing without changing your cookie settings, we assume you agree to this. Please read our
Ok, I Agree