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ProKanban Trainer Candidate Process

CAVEAT OF CHANGE: Our trainer application experience is continuously evolving to better serve our community of candidates and existing trainers. As we strive for improvement, some steps in the process may change based on feedback that we receive. Therefore, please note that our application prerequisites and process details are subject to change, with updates being made quarterly if deemed necessary.The application process outlined below was updated on April 1, 2024 and is current as of today's date unless otherwise noted. If you have any questions at any time in the process please contact us at

1. Application Prerequisites 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:

2. Submit Your Application

Once you take the APK course and pass both the PK I and PAM assessments it’s time to submit your application. We want to get to know you! Our application gives you an opportunity to tell us about your experience and motivations for becoming a PKT. Please include on your application some of the challenges that you have 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. There is no application fee.

PS – This is a great time to join our ProKanban.Org Slack community if you have not done so already – doing so will also ensure that we are able to communicate quickly and easily with you throughout the rest of your PKT application process.

3. Review and Interview

Once the application is submitted and all of the above prerequisites have been confirmed, the applicant will then move to a screening phase that includes the following steps:

  • Each applicant will be invited to a 30 minute interview call with a member of the PK Leadership team
  • Dependent on the interview, the candidate will be moved forward from here OR given advice/feedback to reapply at a later date
  • If you are chosen to move forward, you will be given a free code to take the PK II exam with no specific score/passing requirement. (a PK II study guide will be provided for this purpose)

4. Peer Review

Once your application is reviewed, we will delve deeper into your knowledge, training skills, and your plans to contribute to the ProKanban community through up to two, one hour interviews with other trainers and/or advisory board members.

Peer Review #1 (Mandatory) The first review will involve a mock training on an assigned topic for you to teach, demonstrating your competency with the chosen subject matter, as well as teaching and facilitation techniques, and you will be given peer feedback on your mastery of content and teaching strategies.

Peer Review #2 (As Needed) If further assessment of your mastery of content or teaching strategies is needed based on the results of your first peer review, a second peer review will be requested. This will allow you to choose a section of the APK course content for another mock training/peer review session.

Following the peer review, the leadership/peer review team will decide whether to pass you as a PKT or guide you toward further study. If you are not invited to become a trainer at this time, you will be invited to reapply again at a later date with suggestions on improvements to be made before you re-enter the application process at the application interview & screening phase


5. Join the PKT Community

Review and agree to all the terms of being a PKT, which are contained in the trainer license. Two key terms include teaching Professional Kanban courses to achieve course learning objectives and participating in one Trainer Connect event each year.

Annual Fee: If your application is successful and you are accepted as a Professional Kanban Trainer (PKT), you will be required to pay an annual license fee of $2000 USD within 30 days of acceptance. Discounts on this fee apply for trainers who teach in secondary/tertiary markets.

Ongoing costs once licensed to teach: Each time you teach the course, you pay a per-student fee to 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.