Approved Training Centre (ATC)

As an EPCA Approved Training Centre you will be able to provide EPCA certified training, which will help your participants further improve their knowledge and become more skilful and competitive. This type of partnership is suitable for training centres, in-house training departments as well as HE institutions (such as executive education centres)

Upon successful completion of each training programme, the trainee will receive a Certificate of Professional Training from EPCA.

Your organisation will benefit, depending on the type of your clients, from:

  • European Quality Standard
  • Employability Support
  • Positive Impact on Participant Recruitment
  • Customer Attraction and Retention
  • Corporate Image
  • Employee Motivation and Retention
  • Participation at EPCA events including EPCA annual conference, Train-the-trainer events, and more.

How to become an EPCA Approved Training Centre

To become an Approved Training Centre you should go through an Accreditation Process which is done through three steps:

Step 1. Application Fill in the form,  attach requested documents and submit your application along with the fee (Euro 500).

Step 2. Evaluation The Commission conducts an off-site review of the submitted application documents. If need be, the Commission may ask for additional documents to be filed. The commission reviews and validates all documents and makes a recommendation to the Board.

Step 3. Decision If successful, your organisation will become an Approved Training Centre. As an Approved Training Centre, you will be able to display EPCA’s approved training centre logo on your website, printed documents and in your advertising.  Approved training centres will need to pay an annual fee of Euro 2,500 for the first year and Euro 3,000 for each year thereafter.  Approved training centres will benefit from discounts on training certificates.

Upon acceptance a centre will be accredited for 1 to 5 years depending on the outcome of the accreditation process.  The centre will need to go through a re-accreditation process before completion of the accredited time period.

How is the training process done?

The certification process is initiated by the Approved Training Centre that is responsible for all aspect of on-site and off-site training organisation:

  • Local legal requirements,
  • Promotional activities,
  • Student/client recruitment
  • Trainer recruitment and training,
  • Venue and material preparation,
  • Implementation of the training,
  • All expenses that occur prior, during and after the training.

Approved Training Centre organises only licensed training programs and in accordance to EPCA program curricula and description.

To maintain  the status of EPCA Accredited Certification Centre must enrol and make payment to EPCA for at least 100 candidates in a one-day program annually. The price per candidate per program that Approved Training Centre pays to EPCA is 30% of the price advertised on the EPCA website.

The Approved Training Centre sends EPCA candidates registration form and payment at least 15 days before the training.

EPCA prepares Certificate of Professional Training for each enrolled candidate with the name of the training program. If more programs are taken, then all programs are listed on the same certificate.

EPCA will occasionally conduct routine unannounced on-site inspections.