RStudio Instructor Training and Certification

Our certified trainers would be happy to chat about personalized trainings or workshops that fit your needs. Or find out how to become certified yourself.

Certified Trainers

Tidyverse

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Sara Altman

San Francisco, CA, US

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Doug Ashton

Bristol, UK

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Jeroen Claes

Antwerp, Belgium

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Richie Cotton

New York, NY, US

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Rhian Davies

Lancaster, UK

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Dewey Dunnington

Halifax, NS, Canada

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Matthew Flickinger

Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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Martin Frigaard

Oakland, CA, US

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Colin Gillespie

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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Christina Koch

Madison, WI, US

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Jindra Lacko

Prague, Czech Republic

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Ted Laderas

Portland, OR, US

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Ari Lamstein

San Francisco, CA, US

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Phillip Lear

Kalamazoo, MI, US

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François Michonneau

Hendaye, France

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Graham Parsons

Bristol, UK

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Roman Popat

Edinburgh, UK

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Theo Roe

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK

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Zev Ross

Ithaca, NY, US

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Adi Sarid

Tel Aviv, Israel

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Julia Silge

Salt Lake City, UT, US

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Mike Smith

Sandwich, Kent, UK

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Arie Spirgel

Miami Beach, FL, US

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Nicole Thompson

Albuquerque, NM, US

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Frans van Dunné

San Carlos, Costa Rica

Shiny

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Rhian Davies

Lancaster, UK

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Colin Gillespie

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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Theo Roe

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK

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Sebastian Voss

Essen, Germany

About the Program

RStudio’s instructor training and certification program helps people apply modern evidence-based teaching practices to teach data science using R and RStudio’s products, and helps people who need such training find the trainers they need. Anyone in the R community who wishes to become one is encouraged to apply by filling in this form. Candidates must be proficient in the technical skills and tools they wish to teach; they can demonstrate this when applying by pointing us at materials they have previously developed and/or sharing a link to a screencast they have made or a recording of a conference talk.

There are three steps to becoming certified:

  1. Candidates must take part in a one-day training course on modern teaching methods. We offer this course several times a year both online and on site. (Anyone who is a certified Carpentries instructor and has taught at least one R workshop does not need to take this training course.)

  2. After completing that course, candidates must complete a 90-minute exam on the material that includes preparing and delivering a 15-minute demonstration lesson.

  3. Finally, in order to ensure that instructors are proficient with the technical content they will be teaching, they must complete a practical examination and deliver a demonstration for each subject they wish to be certified in.

Instructors must certify on a per-topic basis, just as pilots obtain ratings for different kinds of aircraft. We currently offer certification on the tidyverse and Shiny; other subjects will be rolled out before the end of 2019. Once certified, instructors are added to our web site and are eligible for free teaching licenses to RStudio professional on-premises and cloud products for use in their training.

The training course costs $500, and each examination costs an additional $500; anyone who does not pass an exam can re-try once at a later date. Once certified, instructors will be required to pay $50/year in membership dues and to re-qualify every three years. A small number of exemptions to these fees will be provided on a case-by-case basis for those in need.

For more information, please contact us or check our blog for updates.

Contact

  • RStudio Inc., 250 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210, USA