The Alaska SEED Trainer Approval Process 

SEED encourages anyone who provides early care and learning training or specialized training to become a SEED-approved Trainer. SEED-approved Trainers have gone through an approval process and meet qualifications based on the Alaska SEED Career Ladder, knowledge of adult learning theories, and field experience.
Are you interested in becoming a SEED-approved Trainer? Follow the steps below to begin the process.


Determine Your Trainer Category

The first step in becoming a SEED-approved Trainer is determining your Trainer Category. The Phase I Trainer Categories currently available are:
  • Basic Trainer: an individual who works in the early childhood (EC), school-age (SA), or SEED EC related field
  • Provisional Trainer: an individual who meets some of the Basic Trainer requirements and must meet all Basic Trainer requirements within 3 years of application
  • Specialized Trainer: an individual who works outside of the early childhood (EC) or school-age (SA) education field who is licensed, credentialed, certified, degreed, or a Culture Bearer in an area beneficial to the EC field
 Click here to see the full requirements for each category.


Complete the Requirements

Coursework in Principles of Adult Learning (PAL) meets requirements for Provisional and Basic Trainers and is encouraged for Specialized Trainers. Need help finding coursework in PAL? Learn more.


Begin Your Application

Once you have met the requirements for your Trainer Category, complete the appropriate application and submit it, along with any required supporting documents, to SEED.

If you have any questions about the Trainer Approval System, contact us at



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Principles of Adult Learning (PAL) Training Resources
A list of resources for Principles of Adult Learning (PAL) coursework

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Alaska SEED Trainer Approval System Trainer Categories, Phase I

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Specialized Trainer Approval Application
Application for Specialized Trainers - fillable

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Trainer Approval Application
Application for ECL Trainers - fillable

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