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  • All instructors must be employees or long-term volunteers of an official TGH Partner Site.

  • Make sure your organization is an official TGH Partner Site. Please check with your supervisor, director, or head of school to confirm.

  • TGH has four different programs and you must be certified to teach in each one. Read the program descriptions on the overview page to determine which program(s) best fits your organization’s and participants’ needs.

1. Complete an Online Instructor Application

  • You may ask the TGH Program Supervisor at your organization for the link to the instructor application. You may also email us for it at

  • Please only fill this form out ONCE. If you have additional information to update TGH about, please reach out to us directly via email.

  • The instructor application will collect some general information about you, your supervisor, and your participants. 

  • The application will ask you to complete an Internet Basics assessment and input your score into your application.

  • Completing an application does not guarantee that you will become a TGH Certified Instructor.

2. Complete the Internet Basics Assessment

  • Carefully follow the instructions in the Instructor Application so that you complete only the required Internet Basics assessment.

  • On average, the Internet Basics Assessment takes about 10 mins to complete

  • You must achieve a passing score of 85% or higher. 

  • Please take the assessment in a quiet environment where you can concentrate - don’t multitask!

3. Attend a Instructor Orientation

  • Instructor Orientations are held monthly.

  • The Program Manager will personally invite applicants who are a good fit to attend an Instructor Orientation. 

  • We ask that you do not extend your invitation or share any links with other people, since all attendees require pre-approval.

  • These orientations provide a comprehensive review of all the responsibilities, logistics, and steps required to run a TGH course.

  • Attending an orientation does not automatically certify you to be an instructor. Please wait for a follow-up email to update you on your application status. Emails will be sent no later than five business days after each orientation.

4. Submit Documentation for a Background CORI Check

  • In order to comply with federal law, TGH is required to conduct CORI checks for all instructors.

  • You will be asked to complete the CORI Acknowledgement Form after attending an orientation.

  • You will need to provide a government-issued picture ID such as a Driver's License, Passport, State ID, or Legal Resident Card.

  • You will receive an email letting you know whether or not your CORI has been accepted by TGH.

  • If you have a CORI record, please know that TGH will make decisions compassionately.

5. Receive a Decision Regarding Your Application

  • Once all the steps above are complete TGH will make a decision on your application.

  • In some instances, TGH may ask for additional steps or follow up before making a final decision.

  • You will receive an email letting you know if your application has been approved or denied.

  • Your approval email will also contain information and instructions on the next steps to start running TGH courses at your site.

Important notes:

  • We will update you on your application status after each step via email. You may also email us with questions and clarifications.

  • Your instructor status might become "expired" if you do not teach a course within a year of attending an orientation. 

  • TGH may update or change the instructor requirements listed above at any time. If a new requirement is added, you will need to complete it to keep your instructor status up-to-date or your certification may become expired.

  • If your instructor status becomes expired, you may contact TGH and we will let you know what is required to bring your instructor status up-to-date and renew your certification.


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