Microsoft Certified Trainer – 15 amazing years and counting

Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).
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Today marks my 15th year as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (or MCT) – a long journey indeed.
More than 2000 students attended classes on 5 continents. Some were a full-time MCT in many training centers. Some were part of my job at Microsoft. Others were volunteers at Standard Chartered Bank.
Although I don’t have time to teach classes anymore, I am using my knowledge to help Microsoft Learning create new content and exams.
Looking forward to my 2nd year anniversary.
Together is better

Microsoft Certified Trainer

Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs), are the most respected technical and instructional experts in Microsoft technologies. Join this exclusive group to receive MCT training certifications and membership.
As an MCT, you will enjoy exclusive benefits such as access to the entire Microsoft training and certification product library, significant discounts on exams, books, or other Microsoft products.
You will also be able to access Microsoft readiness resources to help enhance your training career, and to engage with other MCT members via an online forum. You will also be invited to exclusive Microsoft and MCT community events.
You must earn a Microsoft Certification to become a Microsoft Certified Trainer. This certification validates your knowledge and experience in using Microsoft products and solutions for each course that you deliver.
Microsoft Certified Trainer is an annual membership program. To renew your Microsoft Certified Trainer certification, you must complete the online application and pay an annual fee.
MCT Program Benefits
You will be a Microsoft Certified Trainer and have access to a customized dashboard. Here you can find many useful MCT resources, download the MCT certificate, view discounts, and more!
You will also have access to MCT Central which allows MCTs to keep up-to-date with the latest news, find jobs and connect with other MCTs around world.
Take a look at all the benefits MCTs offer.
What are the requirements to become a MCT?
The MCT program is open to educators who are passionate about delivering training on Microsoft technologies. We encourage you to apply if you have a qualifying certification and are passionate about teaching Microsoft technologies.
For more information on MCT program requirements, please refer to the MCT Program Guide or MCT Program Agreement in this Application process section.
Entry requirements for the MCT program


Notification: To renew your MCT status you must meet the renewal requirements for MCT programs by your anniversary date.
Requirements for renewing your MCT status
Notice: The renewal requirements can change.
Current Microsoft Certifications or qualifications are eligible for the MCT Program
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Application process
To learn more about the MCT Program Agreement and the MCT Program Guide, click here.
The MCT enrollment tool allows you to submit your online application. Log in to the MCT enrollment portal with your Microsoft account and your Microsoft Certification ID (MCID).
If you are a Microsoft Office Specialist but do not have a Microsoft Certification ID, you can request one by emailing [email protected].
MCT Alumni Program
MCTs have been at forefront of Microsoft technology adoption and training for more than two decades. We offer the MCT Alumni program in recognition of their outstanding contributions. This program is open to all MCTs who are in good standing with Microsoft and who have not completed MCT training.