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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer

TTT Trainee Qualifications:

Train the Trainer twenty-eight (28) hour training course is for nurses interested in teaching nurse aides. Ohio long-term care codes require that nurses who serve as Program Coordinators (PC’s) or Primary Instructors (PI’s) for Training and Competency Evaluation Programs (TCEPs) take a state-approved Train the Trainer (TTT) course.


  • Ohio Nurse License (RN or LPN*) Note: Ohio rules specify that RN’s may be PCs or PIs in any TCEP; LPNs may be PIs only in facility based (FB) programs.
  • Resume- You must have two years (3200 hours) of nursing experience as a licensed nurse caring for the elderly or chronically ill individuals of any age This bolded statement MUST be documented in the proof of employment letter(s) you obtain. This experience may be obtained through employment in a LTC facility, home health agency, or hospital providing care to chronically ill or other LTC setting.
Registration requires proof of eligibility, registration form, resume and documentation (on company letter head) from your respective employers proving 3200 hours of nursing experience. The company letter(s) must include a contact name and phone number of employers so that the hours may be verified. (For persons interested in working as a PC, one year (1600 hours) of your experience MUST be in a LTC facility. The non-refundable fee is $500 per trainee ($575 per trainee when we provide training at your facility-5 attendee minimum for us to travel to your facility).
You must meet the above criteria in order to attend the Train the Trainer class, receive a 70% or higher on the final exam and give an acceptable presentation in order to receive your certificate.
Note: If after reviewing the information on this site you still have specific questions as to whether your experience meets the state criteria, please contact Janet Kennedy, Ohio Department of Health at (614) 466-1262.