Levels of Associate Certification
Participants may apply and receive different levels of certification. All levels require that the applicant successfully complete the training and pass all written and verbal competency evaluations. The following describes what is included in the three associate certification levels.
Certification #1: The TCI Trainer is certified to train all of the TCI training except for the protective interventions and physical intervention techniques.
Certification #2: The TCI Trainer is certified to train all of the TCI training except for the floor physical intervention techniques (Can train the protective interventions and standing hold).
Certification #3: The TCI Trainer is certified to train all of the TCI training including protective interventions and all physical restraint techniques.
Certification represents a high standard of professional practice. An associate certification is granted at the completion of training if the participant successfully completes the training and evaluation requirements. To maintain associate level certification, certified trainers must attend, and successfully complete, a Cornell sponsored TCI Update every two years (in New York State, the United Kingdom, and Ireland trainers must be recertified annually).
Privileges of Associate Certification
- Certified to provide direct training within the home organization/agency
- Co-train with another TCI trainer at the home agency or another training organization
- Eligible to apply for professional certification after a minimum of one year.
Please contact Angela@safeguards-training.net to access the most recent Application after having registered for TCI Trainer Certification.
TCI Trainers are required to take a TCI Up-date and meet re-certification requirements every two years. Trainers who have successfully completed the Updates called ‘Designing Refresher Training” and “Post Crisis Response’ are eligible for the one day Updates.
Please contact Angela@safeguards-training.net to access the most recent Application after having registered for a TCI Update
The second level of certification is the professional level.
Eligibility for Professional Certification
- Must be certified at the Associate level for a minimum of one year.
- Must have completed a minimum of 4 direct TCI training programs at 24 hours each.
- Must have successfully completed the TCI Update: Developing Professional Level TCI Training Skills.