Thank you for your interest in joining the Certifying Teachers Register (CTR).

Please use the details and supporting information to support you to complete your application. These include explanations of the essential, ongoing and additional requirements to joining and remaining on the CTR.

If you have any issues or questions, please email [email protected]

Education Member
I am teaching or planning to teach a PDC
CTR eligibility 1
This criteria demonstrates your experience of applied permaculture. You must be able to tick this in order to be eligible to join the CTR. If you have a Diploma, it must be from a Diploma system recognised by the Permaculture Association Diploma Working Group. Similar to LAND/iLAND Centres would include if you are / have been responsible for a substantive and public-facing permaculture project for a period of at least 2 years and can send documentation of this.
CTR eligibility 2
This criteria demonstrates your teaching experience. You must be able to tick this in order to be eligible to join the CTR. Teaching qualifications can include the Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS , AET) or similar.
Have you completed a Permaculture Teacher Training course?
It is not mandatory, but is recommended to have the Permaculture teacher training course.
Please share concise, key details about your qualifications or links to your work. Ensure that you provide evidence for the eligibility criteria given above, eg. date awarded and awarding body. Insufficient information given here will result in delays in processing your application.
Ongoing requirements
Please indicate that you understand the ongoing requirements needed to stay on the register, and that not meeting these requirement will result in your removal from the CTR: a) Have a current Educator Membership from the Permaculture Association b) Have filled out and submitted the most recent PDC Core Curriculum Checklist in respect of their PDC's timetabled content (the checklist will be updated annually or longer, in response to discussions with teachers and others).
The additional requirements are suggestions for best practice in equity, first aid, mental health, health and safety, data protection and other areas. Please read the full list of additional requirements before answering this question, they can be found in the supporting information (linked below). Please demonstrate you understand the additional criteria by writing a few sentences on where you need or can offer most support.
For the full list of additional requirements, please see the supporting information.
PDC ​Core Curriculum checklist​ and corresponding timetable
To complete your application, you must email [email protected] TWO documents: 1) the PDC core curriculum checklist and 2) a corresponding timetable for your course.
Thank you for completing this application form, we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.