Become A FOCCUS Trainer

FOCCUS, Inc. USA offers both online and in-person training courses for FOCCUS Facilitators (to help couples prepare for marriage) and FOCCUS Trainers (to teach and certify FOCCUS Facilitators). You may also bring a National FOCCUS Trainer to your area for customized training just for your organization.

How to Become a FOCCUS© Trainer of Facilitators

As a FOCCUS Trainer, you will be able to:
  • Train Facilitators within your organization or other venue approved by FOCCUS Inc. USA
  • Train Facilitators to administer, facilitate and lead married couples through the REFOCCUS© Marriage Enrichment Inventory
  • Access to the most current approved training materials
  • Be listed as a Trainer on the FOCCUS website
  • Receive ongoing support from the FOCCUS Inc. USA staff to assist you in your trainings
1.  Apply
  • FOCCUS Inc. USA requires all those who desire to be trainers to have facilitated three or more couples using the FOCCUS© Pre-Marriage Inventory
  • If you are seeking an exception to this requirement for whatever reason (i.e., you have experience facilitating a similar marriage preparation/enrichment inventory), please contact the FOCCUS Inc. USA staff
  • To complete the application process, the FOCCUS Trainer Application must be submitted to FOCCCUS Inc. USA.  This includes:
    • Indication of having facilitated three or more couples using the FOCCUS© Pre-Marriage Inventory
    • Letter/email of good standing from Clergy/Superior
2.  Qualify
  • Once application is approved FOCCUS Inc. USA will contact you to conduct a short (20 minute or less) phone interview which will clarify what to expect as a trainer, what your past experience is with FOCCUS, and will answer any questions you will have prior to your trainer workshop
  • After the phone interview, the following documentation must be submitted to FOCCUS Inc. USA: 
    • The FOCCUS Trainer Agreement form (provided to you during the phone interview)
    • A $40 Training Material Fee (payable to either credit card on the FOCCUS website or by check)
3.  Trainer Workshop
  • Once approved to begin the training workshop (through the application and the interview), FOCCUS Inc. USA will set up a trainer workshop either via phone call, webinar, or in-person with a FOCCUS international trainer of trainers.  This workshiop will take approximately 3 hours and FOCCUS Inc. USA will send you the needed materials prior to the workshop

4.  Follow-Up

  • After application, interview, and trainer workship, the FOCCUS Training Coordinator will set up a short follow-up phone call to clarify the training process, to review how to order materials and to answer any final questions you may have.
Upon completion of this process, FOCCUS Inc. USA will:
  • Issue a FOCCUS Trainer of Facilitators Training Packet that includes all resources needed to offer FOCCUS Facilitator Training
  • Review and approve training proposals and fees for your FOCCUS Facilitator trainings
  • Provide ongoing support as you prepare for and offer your trainings

What Do FOCCUS Trainers Recieve?

The FOCCUS Trainer, you will be provided:
  • A digital copy of the training presentation
  • All necessary training handouts
  • Videos of sample facilitation sessions with discussion questions and talking points
  • Simulated facilitation exercise
  • Instructions on how to create a training event and register attendees online
  • Ongoing support and collaborative care from the FOCCUS inc. USA Staff

Is God calling YOU to become a FOCCUS Trainer?

Please remember:  FOCCUS trainers are on the front lines of equipping engaged couples and spouses to live holy, healthy, and happy marriages.  Marriage serves as the glue which holds our families, Christ's Church, and the world together.  Let us continue to pray that all marriages may mirror the love Jesus Christ has for His Church!

Please contact the FOCCUS Inc. USA staff if you have any questions regarding the application process or Trainer certification requirements.