Tutor certification requirements include tutor experience, training and recommendations. Tutor training topics are aligned with best practices, and include not only a focus on practical skills, but professional practice and underlying theory, which provide a basis for ongoing independent development and learning.

Certification Requirements

Apprentice Advanced Master
Hours of Training 10 20 30
Hours of Experience 25 50 75
Supervisor Recommendations 1 1 2
ACTP Membership Required Required Required
Certification Fee $20 $30 $40

Hours of Training

Training can come from a variety of sources; tutor development courses, workshops, seminars, webinars, conference sessions, tutor orientation events, and Annual ACTP conference session attendance*

Hours of Experience

Tutoring can take a variety of forms; individual, group, online synchronous, or in-class tutoring assistance.

A sample log file can be found here.

Supervisor Recommendations

One letter must be from a direct supervisor or trainer who has first-hand knowledge or observation of your tutoring or tutor training practice

The supervisor evaluation form can be found here.

ACTP Membership

ACTP Membership is required to apply for all certification levels.

ACTP Membership is acquired through one of two methods:

1) Attendance at the yearly conference confers membership for one year from the conference date.

2) Membership can be purchased directly through our membership page.

Certification Fees

Fees must be paid before the application can be completed. Fee payments may be done through paypal from the certification page.

Supervisor Recommendations

One letter must be from a direct supervisor or trainer who has first-hand knowledge or observation of your tutoring or tutor training practice

The supervisor evaluation form can be found here.