Certified Pomodoro® Technique Trainer Programme

Do you want to teach individuals and teams how to improve their productivity and reach their goals in a sustainable way by applying the Pomodoro® Technique?

Interruptions, home office, distant learning... There's a growing need for individuals and teams to improve their time management skills.

The Pomodoro® Technique has gained its reputation as a highly effective method to improve individual and team productivity in a simple way.

As a Certified Pomodoro® Technique Trainer, you will teach individuals and teams how to focus on their tasks, deal with interruptions, avoid procrastination, estimate and prioritize their backlog of activities, plan and organize their day and week in order to reach their multiple goals.

If you meet the requirements and you feel ready to apply, click below to send your application

Become a Certified Pomodoro® Technique Trainer

About the Certification Programme

The goal of the Certified Pomodoro® Technique Trainer Programme is to form qualified trainers who are passionate about spreading the use of the Pomodoro® Technique and who are able to teach successfully the Pomodoro® Training Programme following the original philosophy of its author.

Who is it for?

This Certification Programme is intended for coaches, trainers, counsellors, psychologists, educators, and other specialists who would like to teach the technique to individuals, families, professionals, students, and teams.

As a Certified Pomodoro® Technique Trainer:

  • You will be allowed to teach the Pomodoro® Training Programme (Part 01-06) in one language.
  • You will receive the official material of the Pomodoro® Training Programme.
  • You will be allowed to teach the Pomodoro® Training Programme online, face-to-face in public classes or onsite in companies or other organisations.
  • Your public courses will be put on our official Calendar Page with an external link to your course registration page.
  • Your profile will be shown on our official Certified Pomodoro® Trainers Page.

As a Certified Pomodoro® Technique Trainer, you will be licensed to teach the Pomodoro® Training Programme which consists of six parts: The Pomodoro® Internal Process (Part 01), The Pomodoro® Core Process (Part 02), The Pomodoro® Individual Process (Part 03), Mastering the Pomodoro® Technique (Part 04), The Pomodoro® Weekly Process (Part 05), The Pomodoro® Team Process (Part 06).

The Certified Pomodoro® Technique Trainer Licence allows you to teach the Pomodoro® Training Programme in one language of your choice. It is an annual licence, renewable every year.

Note

The Licence Agreement describes what you can expect from us and what we expect from you as a Licensed Certified Pomodoro® Trainer. We will send you our Licence Agreement once we have received your completed application (see Step 01 Commitment - Online Application).

Apart from teaching, our Certified Pomodoro® Technique Trainers will support the members of our Pomodoro® Communities of Practice. These Communities are dedicated to supporting students in learning the various processes and practices of the Pomodoro® Technique.

Our trainers will also share their experience by writing Pomodoro® Practitioner Reports that will be published on our website.

About the Certified Pomodoro® Technique Trainers Community

The Certified Pomodoro® Technique Trainers Programme provides a fantastic opportunity to further your time management practice and experience and to be a part of the Pomodoro® Technique Trainers Community. In this Community, members can exchange their experiences, provide mutual support, and improve teaching skills and materials.

Certification Programme Info

Delivery Options
The Certification Programme is organized as a series of three intensive high-interactive individual 2-hour mentoring sessions with Francesco Cirillo and a 2-hour final exam.

Who is it for
This Certification Programme is intended for coaches, trainers, counsellors, psychologists, educators, and other specialists who would like to teach the technique to individuals, families, professionals, students, and teams.

Language
At the moment, the Certification Programme is offered in English and Italian.

Preparation
Participants will need the following to attend the Certification Programme:

  • The assignments completed during the Pomodoro® Training Programme (Part 01-06).

Remote Session Preparation
If the Certification Programme is offered live online, please do the following at least one day before it starts:

  • Upgrade Zoom to the most recent version.
  • Check audio, video, and screen sharing on Zoom.

Requirements

In order to apply for this Certification Program, the candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Successfully completed the Pomodoro® Training Programme (Part 01-06).
  • Collected data in the Pomodoro® Records Sheet for at least two months before the application date.

If you meet the requirements and you feel ready to apply, click below to send your application


Certification Process

Your journey to become a Certified Pomodoro® Technique Trainer begins here.

The path to certification consists of four steps.

Step 01 Commitment - Online Application

The online application is an opportunity for you to demonstrate and describe why you are ready to be a Certified Pomodoro® Technique Trainer, your background as a trainer or coach, your experience and interest in team dynamics, time management, product or project management.

Please verify that you meet all the requirements before moving forward with the application.

Once you've submitted your application, you will receive updates on your application status via email from certifications@francescocirillo.com. We will verify your application and if it is complete and fulfils our requirements, we will send you our Licence Agreement.

Step 02 Assessment with Francesco Cirillo

The aim of this step is to assess the ability of the candidate to:

  • Successfully apply the Pomodoro® Technique processes and practices.
  • Systematically achieve the six objectives of the Pomodoro® Technique over time.
  • Successfully teach the training modules which the Pomodoro® Training Programme consists of.

The assessment is conducted by Francesco Cirillo in three weekly two-hour individual mentoring sessions.

In these three sessions, you will:

  • Apply the technique in your real life with the direct guidance of its creator.
  • Present some of the topics of the Pomodoro® Training Programme.
  • Deliver a Pomodoro® Practitioner Report in which you share your experience about a challenge against time that you were able to overcome thanks to the Pomodoro® Technique.

At the end of this step, you will be informed of the results of the assessment. If the results are acceptable, you will receive confirmation for proceeding with Step 03 - Certification Exam. Where applicable, you will also be given a predetermined amount of time to address any areas of concern identified during the assessment.

Step 03 Live virtual Certification Exam with Francesco Cirillo

The Certification Exam will last two hours and the results will be evaluated personally by Francesco Cirillo.

The aim of the Certification Exam is to verify that:

  • You have an in-depth knowledge of the Pomodoro® Technique: its objectives, rules, tools, processes and practices.
  • You know how to apply the Pomodoro® Technique as an individual or in a team.
  • You know how to apply the Pomodoro® Technique to complex projects.
  • You know how to apply the Pomodoro® Technique in contexts characterized by uncertainty and change.
  • You know how to teach the Pomodoro® Training Programme effectively.

During the Certification Exam:

  • You will have a conversation with Francesco about the Pomodoro® Technique values, principles, processes, tools, rules and objectives.
  • You will present one or more of the topics contained in the Pomodoro® Training Programme.
  • You will present your Pomodoro® Practitioner Report.

At the end of this step, you will be informed of the results of the Certification Exam. If the results are successful, you will receive confirmation for proceeding with Step 04 - Pomodoro® Technique Trainer Licence.

Step 04 Pomodoro® Technique Trainer Licence

Congratulations! You are eligible to request the Pomodoro® Technique Trainer Licence now!

At this point, you are supposed to:

  1. Acknowledge and sign the Pomodoro® Technique Trainer License.
  2. Pay the yearly non-refundable licence fee (see section Fees).
  3. Request your licence via email (certifications@francescocirillo.com).

Once your payment is received, we will send your Pomodoro® Technique Trainer Licence digitally via email from certifications@francescocirillo.com and physically by mail to your address.

Requests for the Pomodoro® Technique Trainer Licence are accepted only if received within no more than six months since the date of the Certification Exam.


License Agreement and Fees

You have will have to consider the following fees:

Annual Licence Fee 1 year €1.500
Course Session Fee
A fee for every course session you give (online, face-to-face in public classes or onsite in companies or other organisations).
We offer a promotional "FIRST-YEAR" course session fee of EUR 125.
1 course session €250

What does it cost to be a Certified Pomodoro® Technique Trainer?

You have to consider two different kinds of costs:

1. SETUP COSTS
Description Unit Price*
Pomodoro® Coaching You & Me (see Step 02)
3 weekly 2-hour individual mentoring sessions
6 hours €1.125
Online Certification Exam (see Step 03)
2-hour exam
2 hours €225
Total €1.350
 
2. RUNNING COSTS
Description Unit Price*
Annual Certified Pomodoro® Technique Trainer Licence 1 year €1.500
Course session fee
To help you start up your business, we offer a promotional "FIRST-YEAR" course session fee of EUR 125.
1 course session €250
EXAMPLE: FIRST-YEAR PROMOTIONAL COST SESSION FEES

In this scenario we imagine that a Certified Trainer has obtained their licence for the first year.

For simplicity's sake let's imagine that that trainer sells two course sessions: one session of the Pomodoro Training Part 01 to 12 participants and one session of the Pomodoro Training Part 02 to 11 participants.

This will be a simplified profit report for the two course sessions:

Example

#1 Pomodoro® Training Part 01 - 12 participants
Revenues: 12 participants x €250 (course price for 1 person) €3.000
Costs: FIRST-YEAR Course Session Fee €-125
Delta €2.875
 
#1 Pomodoro® Training Part 02 - 11 participants
Revenues: 11 participants x €250 (course price for 1 person) €2.750
Costs: FIRST-YEAR Course Session Fee €-125
Delta €2.625
Example: Standard Cost Session Fees

In this scenario the Certified Trainer has renewed his licence for the second year.

For simplicity's sake let's imagine that that trainer sells two course sessions: one session of the Pomodoro Training Part 01 to 12 participants and one session of the Pomodoro Training Part 02 to 11 participants.

This will be a simplified profit report for the two course sessions:

Example

#1 Pomodoro® Training Part 01 - 12 participants
Revenues: 12 participants x €250 (course price for 1 person) €3.000
Costs: STANDARD Course Session Fee €-250
Delta €2.750
 
#1 Pomodoro® Training Part 02 - 11 participants
Revenues: 11 participants x €250 (course price for 1 person) €2.750
Costs: STANDARD Course Session Fee €-250
Delta €2.500

Ready?

If you meet the requirements and you feel ready to apply, click below to send your application


Testimonials

Ann Wilson
Ann Wilson

Special Education Teacher, Washington DC Public Schools

If you struggle with time, and with being organized around time, this is the course for you! It will require an investment of time, of leaving yourself open to new ideas, or trying on new habits, but the reward will change your life!


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FAQ

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Pomodoro® Web App

The Pomodoro® Timer Web App will be your time tutor and help you stay focused so you can get more...

Pomodoro® Sheets

To help you get started, check out the official templates of the Pomodoro Technique that you can download and print....

Pomodoro® Internal Process

Time is limited. We can't have as much as we want, neither stop it nor slow it down. When our...

Pomodoro® Core Process

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