IFC – LPI Trainer Performance Monitoring and Assessment (TPMA) Certification

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group and the Learning and Performance Institute have partnered to offer an internationally recognized certificate of training competence that builds a global network of trusted, high-quality service providers in emerging markets around the world.

To further enhance this effort, IFC has partnered with the LPI to offer an internationally recognised certification on training competence targeted specifically to trainers working in developing economies. Assessment for the certification is delivered in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, through a network of local and regional high-skilled training professionals who are trained and certified by both IFC and the LPI.


Craig Hamill of Zonal talks about the benefits of TPMA


Trainers may know their subjects inside out – this certification ensures they are also effective facilitators and communicators. TPMA uses an “inverted approach” that focuses on the needs of the learner and how they consume information. This is a vital addition to the trainer’s toolbox, giving them more flexibility and confidence to tailor their services to their trainees’ unique needs.

The IFC-LPI TPMA certification is a globally recognized certificate of training competence developed by industry experts to:

Strengthen the training delivery skills of professional trainers by objectively measuring, monitoring, and assessing their performance.

Empower individuals and organisations to provide quality-assured classroom-based training delivery that focuses on the needs of the learner.

Provide a supportive framework for continuous professional development and improvement.

About IFC

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries. It is committed to financing private sector businesses in emerging markets, mobilizing capital in international financial markets, helping clients improve social and environmental sustainability, and providing advisory services both to businesses and governments.

How does it work?

Candidates must complete the IFC Training of Trainer (ToT) course prior to seeking IFC-LPI TPMA certification. Candidates can take the assessment immediately after completing the ToT course or can apply at a later stage.

To apply for certification please contact an IFC-LPI TPMA Certified Assessor.

To download the IFC-LPI TPMA brochure please click here.

To find out more about IFC SME training and advisory services please visit: www.ifc.org/smeadvisoryservices

For the list of current IFC-LPI TPMA assessors, please click here.

Further opportunities

The IFC-LPI TPMA certification gives trainers access to the IFC and LPI’s network of resources and communities so they can continue to build their skills and knowledge, and further explore opportunities to promote and empower their businesses. TPMA certification counts towards eligibility for professional membership of the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI).

Any questions? Contact us to apply for Authorised Assessment Centre status

“I have been a trainer for over a decade but during the TPMA certification assessment I found that I still had a lot to learn. Now my training sessions are more engaging and exciting because of the high level of interaction by the participants.”

Ms. Edughom Hanson Deputy Managing Director Wider Perspectives Limited, Nigeria

“I would recommend this certification to all trainers. Confidence in the IFC and LPI brands opens more doors, and also, I now find that I’m better able to manage a class with mixed abilities – leaving all participants feeling satisfied and fulfilled.”

Ms. Kelechi Amoo Academy Administrator, CleanAce Academy, Nigeria
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