Become a Trainer

PKT Trainer Process and Application

CAVEAT OF CHANGE: This process continues to evolve as we work with trainer candidates and existing trainers. You may see some of these steps change slightly based on feedback from the community.  If you have any questions at any time in the process please contact us at support@prokanban.org

Step 1: Prerequisites

ProKanban.org is looking for people with deep experience as trainers who are interested in helping others learn how to apply kanban in a professional setting. To apply as a PKT candidate, you must first:

  • Have experience as a member or a coach of a kanban team. 
  • Promoted and supported kanban as defined in the Kanban Guide
  • Have provided classroom training and coaching to people using Kanban.
  • Have achieved at least a 95% score on the PK1 assessment. 

Step 2: Submit an Application

If you possess the qualifications we’re looking for and want to join an amazing community of fellow trainers, we want to get to know you! Our application (below) gives you an opportunity to tell us about your experience and motivations for becoming a PKT. Please include on your application some challenges you’ve faced coaching kanban teams and how you have dealt with them. Applications will be reviewed and follow-up conversations will be scheduled to determine next steps. 

Fee: There is no application fee. Instead, a score of 95% on PK I assessment is needed to submit your application ($200 USD per attempt).

Step 3: Get Trained

ProKanban.org invites qualified trainer candidates to attend a designated train-the-trainer (TTT) course. Do not register as a trainer candidate for a TTT-qualifying course until your application has been approved. The TTT for PKT is a special 3-day event consisting of a 2-day Applying Professional Kanban course followed by a 1-day session for trainer candidates only. All candidates are evaluated and given feedback by the instructor. Instructor approval is required to continue the PKT process. Note that trainers in secondary markets may be eligible to receive discounted registration. 

Step 4: Assessments and Interviews

Once candidates attend the training and receive instructor approval to move to the next step, we will delve deeper into your knowledge, training skills, and your plans to contribute to the ProKanban community through a one hour interview with other trainers and/or advisory board members.

Step 5: Join the PKT Community!

Review and agree to all the terms of being a PST, which are contained in the trainer license. Two key terms include teaching Professional Kanban courses using only standard ProKanban.org courseware and participating in one in-person Global Trainer Meeting each year. 

Fee: For trainers who teach in primary markets, the first year license fee is $2000 USD (discounts exist for secondary/tertiary markets).


Ongoing costs once licensed to teach: Each time you teach the course, you pay a per-student fee to ProKanban.org. Your students receive two free PKI assessment attempts after taking the PK1 course. Note that trainers in secondary/tertiary markets receive discounted pricing on per student licenses.

Cost to join Global Trainer Meetings: All PKTs attend one exclusive Global Trainer Meeting each license-year term. There is no fee to join these events, however, travel may be necessary. Several choices are available each year in the US and Europe. 

How to Start?

Do you want to speak with a member of the ProKanban.org staff or a PKT before submitting your application? Contact Us and we can help you.  If you are ready to apply, submit your application below. Roughly 2000 words total please.