Training for program evaluators is offered throughout the year via online training. Please contact the CIPS Accreditation Secretariat for more assistance.
Program Evaluator Candidate Training
This is CIPS’ basic training course for prospective program evaluators. Successful completion of the training is the first step in becoming an CIPS Program Evaluator. The entire process consists of three separate steps:
· an online learning experience
· face-to-face facilitated instruction
The online portion of the training typically takes about a day and requires the completion of Association for Accrediting Agencies of Canada online course. Once the online training is complete, then attend an accreditation visit as an “Accreditor in Training”.
Team Chair Training
Over time, many successful evaluators ascend into leadership roles within CIPS as team chairs. There is no special training for team chairs, and experience is mainly gained on-the-job.