Kirkpatrick® Four Levels Certification – Gold Level
Kirkpatrick gold level certification provides a way for professionals to share the accomplishments obtained from their application of The Kirkpatrick Model to their programs and to obtain appropriate recognition for themselves and their execution team. It is designed for professionals who want to make a difference in the world of training and development above and beyond their own organizations.
Kirkpatrick Partners recognizes that we alone cannot make all of the necessary changes to the widely held yet false beliefs about training value embodied in the training event itself. Fulfilling this mission requires a worldwide team of business partnership “ambassadors.”
The gold level is open to those who have attained Kirkpatrick silver level certification. It consists of presenting or publishing your program evaluation process, results or best practices in a way that assists other training or business professionals.
- Having an article published in a trade magazine
- Presenting at a trade event or to an audience outside of your own organization
- Having a case example included in a book, journal, or white paper
Gold level certification is available to silver level certification holders at no charge as a service to the industry.
Gold level certification is available to Kirkpatrick silver level certification holders at no charge as a service to the industry.
Who Is Eligible
Can I obtain the Kirkpatrick Certified status without taking the program?
Like any degree or credential, completing the program is a requirement to earn the right to call yourself Kirkpatrick Certified.
Do I need to complete bronze and silver level certification to be eligible for gold?
Yes. Only graduates of silver level certification are eligible to pursue gold level certification.
If I want to become Kirkpatrick Certified, do I need to complete the bronze, strategic evaluation planning, silver, and gold levels?
No. You can obtain just bronze level certification; thousands of professionals have done this worldwide and successfully applied their knowledge. You may enhance your credentials with strategic evaluation planning, silver, and gold level certification at any point in the future.
Does attending these programs certify me to teach the Kirkpatrick methodology?
No. These programs certify you to use the licensed Kirkpatrick templates and materials within your own organization. A train-the-trainer program is available for large organizations with 100+ people to train internally.
What People are Saying
This course really opened my eyes on how to get past Level 1 and 2 evaluations and center in on the behaviors and results aspect of making training relevant to the end user, and helping stakeholders realize its importance to mission readiness.
Although I am a Certified Performance Consultant, it wasn’t until after your class that I realized how to present a complete Performance Solution. And the importance of being a part of the complete solution, not just the training piece of it! I am really excited to continue using what I learned.
Wendy took the time to listen intently to feedback that challenged the thinking and ideas. I did not feel that this was ‘The Kirkpatrick way and that’s all.
A lot of the time, I’m asked to create an e-learning course to ‘save money,’ which I can do. However, the Kirkpatrick Model will help me to prove it will do a lot more than save travel costs!
This program has shown me the ‘new world’ of Kirkpatrick’s 4 Levels. Thank you for taking me out of the traditional way of evaluating Learning & Performance solutions. This is going to power up the way we build partnerships with our stakeholders.
While this training focused on evaluation, I see this as a process that can be used by anyone responsible for solving other entities’ problems or challenges.
I am both excited and confident that this program will help connect associates to their role and success in helping my organization to be a preferred employer and to connect roles and responsibilities to our customers and our success.