Training Industry research suggests that less than 20% of organizations have optimized their diagnostic processes. Filling the gap between your training programs and organizational goals requires an in-depth understanding of diagnostic and needs assessment approaches to ensure targeted training and development. Effective needs assessment will position you as a strategic business partner who understands organizational needs and how learning can strategically solve them.

In this Training Industry certificate, you will learn about four different levels of needs assessment, gaining an understanding of when each level is appropriate based on the questions you need answered. You will also review several data sources and data gathering strategies to ensure that you have all the information you need to make the right recommendations to your stakeholders. Finally, you will learn how to align your needs assessment with the right solutions, anticipating any potential push back and gaining buy in for your recommendations.

Upon completion of this program, you will gain:

  • An understanding of the training needs assessment process, including scoping appropriate timelines.
  • Several job aids to assist with data gathering, stakeholder meetings and project planning.
  • A certificate validating your new expertise in training needs assessment.


Earn your certificate in training needs assessment and take your career to the next level with a specialized focus on your ability to identify your organization’s needs.

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Training Industry’s certificates have been pre-approved to fulfill eight Certified Professional in Training Management (CPTM™) recertification credit hours.

Learn how the Training Needs Assessment certificate can help you earn recertification credits for other leading HR and training certifications, including SHRM, HRCI and ATD credentials.


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