Accredited Training Providers and Upcoming Courses

APMG International has accredited the following individuals and trainers to teach Foundation CPTC courses. Please visit the trainer’s website to contact them directly and register for a course.

Kit Brown-Hoekstra, Individual Trainer,

Jamie Gillenwater, Individual Trainer,

Chris Hester, Individual Trainer,

Alan Houser, Individual Trainer,

Amanda Lewanski, Individual Trainer

Ben Woelk, Individual Trainer,

Seneca College, Training Organization,


Upcoming Training Courses:

Watch this space for upcoming in-person and online training courses!

Available any time: 

Online CPTC Foundation exam prep class with trainers Jamie Gillenwater and Chris Hester. This self-paced course provides videos, a course guidebook, reading assignments, and online discussions. Register at any time, and then work through modules on your schedule.Details:

University Courses: 

Wilmington University
COM 355
Advanced Technical Communication
3 credits

Trainer Karen Birk,


Students must apply to the university and then choose that one course to enroll. They can check undecided major unless they want to go on and take any of the programs. They are charged for the course at our regular tuition rate for one class. The exam also has a fee.

Advanced Technical Communication will continue the work of the introductory course, COM 250, covering the requirements for designing and developing technical documentation. Students will further define audience and purpose, determine appropriate format and style, improve the clarity and organization of writing, and review and edit work effectively. Project work will require teamwork, oral communication, and presentation skills. This course provides specific training for the Certified Professional Technical Communication (CPTC) exam (an optional offering). Contact College of Arts & Sciences for testing dates.

Rochester Institute of Technology
TCOM 333
Technical Writing and Editing 

Trainer: Ben Woelk


Introduces students to reports, proposals, instructions and other documents employed in the contemporary technical workplace and develops the skills needed to create them successfully. Includes adapting content and language for audience and purpose and integrating visuals to support and enhance communication. Editing projects build skill in evaluating writing strategies and effectiveness. The various roles, as well as the ethics, of technical communication in the modern technical workplace are covered. Credit 3 (F,S) Online Course

This course provides preparation for the CPTC exam for RIT students. Exam scheduling and fee are not included.