Parent to Parent: Teacher Certification Training


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What is a Parent to Parent Certified Teacher?

A Parent to Parent Teacher is a CHADD volunteer, who has lived with ADHD in the family, and has become an expert on ADHD through our certification training.  Anyone who has earned certification as a Parent to Parent Certified Teacher has completed the Parent tp Parent Family Training on ADHD Class and has participated in an intense two-and-a-half days of training in the Parent to Parent curriculum and has made a commitment to teach Parent to Parent classes in his or her local community. You can see a list of certified teachers by city and state on the Parent to Parent Classes page of this site. 

Who can become a P2P Certified Teacher?

You can be a trained as a Parent to Parent Teacher as long as:

  1. You are a current CHADD member.
  2. You have completed a Parent to Parent Family Training on ADHD Class either In the Community, OnLine, or OnDemand.
  3. You agree to teach at least one course a year in your local community.
  4. You agree to collaborate with the local CHADD chapter.
  5. You either have a family member with ADHD, have ADHD yourself, or are willing to teach the class with someone who has ADHD.
  6. You take the two-and-a-half-day teacher certification training class.
  7. You plan to teach the class in the United States.

At the end of the training, you will have all the tools you need to teach this class locally, including a well-developed curriculum with over 350 PowerPoint slides, a teacher's manual with extensive notes on each presentation, and a participant's manual full of resource information and useful tools. In addition each teacher receives a CD with all seven sessions of presentations. Each certified teacher is listed on CHADD's web page and receives documentation of certification. The Parent to Parent staff at the CHADD National office will do all we can to assist with your local classes. Register ONLINE or download the Parent to Parent Teacher Certification Application for the next Teacher Certification Training (requires Adobe Reader ).

Is the training available for international applicants?

Because much of the information in the Parent to Parent curriculum is based upon U.S. law, practice, and culture, the Parent to Parent classes are not normally offered outside the United States. Programs are offered in Barbados and Mexico.  If you are interested in becoming a certified teacher and doing Parent to Parent training in another country, please contact CHADD's Training Manager, Jennifer Klotz, at  Those interested in taking Parent to Parent classes (not the teacher certification training) can always join one of our online classes.   New classes start every month.

What is the cost of the certification class?

The fee for the Teacher Certification Class is $250. If you are not a CHADD member, you are required to join first, then take a Parent to Parent Family Training on ADHD Class, then proceed to register for this event. Late registrations and cancellations are subject to fees. Please let us know if you already have or require an organizational membership. In addition, participants need to budget for travel and hotel expenses. Note: Your local CHADD chapter may be able to help with these expenses.  Register ONLINE. When and where is the next Parent to Parent Teacher Certification Class?



Ready to sign up? First be sure you are logged onto the website. Look for the login button in the top right hand corner of the page. If you have never logged in before, use your email address and login password.  If you do not remember your password, use the "Forgot Your Password?" function to reset it.

This is an event for members only. Any membership type will be accepted, but you must be an active member in order to register. Also be sure to update your email and phone number in "My Account".  We need to be able to reach you before the training.  

Then return to this page and click on Parent to Parent Online Registration. If you have any problems registering online, contact the Parent to Parent Training Manager at (301) 306-7070, ext. 135 or toll free at (800) 233-4050, ext. 135.

You can also register for the event by downloading the brochure and mailing or faxing in the application form, if there is still space available. 

Download the brochure here: Parent to Parent Teacher Certification Application for the next Teacher Certification Training. (Requires Adobe Reader )

Register ONLINE.

If you need lodging, contact the hotel listed above directly.. We have negotiated a discounted room rate, so be sure to tell them you are attending the CHADD Parent to Parent Teacher Certification Training.

Once you have registered we will be contacting you to set up a phone interview before you come to the class.

Scholarship Information

There is one $100 scholarship available for each training event. Scholarship applicants must have a family income of less than $40,000 and be a CHADD member and have taken the Parent to Parent Family Training on ADHD Class.  If you are interested in the scholarship for any particular Teacher Certification Training event, either contact the Training Manager at 301-306-7070, ext. 135 about criteria for consideration, or simply download the form and submit it via email or fax to CHADD.  Scholarship applicants are responsible for all travel expenses.  Teacher Certification Scholarship Application.

Cancellation Policy

Any cancellations must be received in writing, or by email, stating the person's name and address, and must be postmarked or date-stamped at least three (3) weeks before the training to qualify for a refund. A non-negotiable $50.00 administrative fee will be deducted from the total registration refund, unless the registration is 'transferred' within six months (Call the Coordinator for details). No refunds will be made after the event deadline and no-shows will forfeit their registration fee.

Then here are some frequently asked questions and answers that may help you decide.

If you still have questions about becoming a teacher after reading our FAQs, email your concerns to or call (800) 233-4050, ext. 135.

Download Chapter Guidance for Coordinators: About Parent to Parent