Trainer Approval

Alaska SEED encourages anyone who provides early care and learning training or specialized training to become an Alaska SEED-approved Trainer.

The Trainer Approval System allows you to be the best trainer you can be. It provides a framework to structure your training (such as aligning your training with Alaska’s Early Care and Education Core Knowledge and Competencies) and encourages the use of best teaching practices to perform at the highest level. This system was designed to build your reputation as a quality trainer.

Interested in becoming an Alaska SEED approved trainer? Follow these steps:

1. Determine Your Trainer Category

There are several trainer categories, including:

  • Basic Trainer: Works in the early childhood, school-age, or Alaska SEED early childhood related field
  • Provisional Trainer: Working to meet all Basic Trainer requirements within 3 years of application
  • Specialized Trainer: Works outside of the early childhood or school-age education field who is licensed, credentialed, certified, degreed, or a Culture Bearer in an area beneficial to the early childhood education field

Click here to see the full requirements for each category.

2. Complete the Requirements

Next, you will need to understand and complete the following requirements for your trainer category.

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

3. Apply

Once you have met the requirements for your trainer category, complete the application and submit it, along with any required supporting documents.

Need Help? Contact us at or at 907.265.3194.