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)

FOCCUS© Trainers are experienced FOCCUS© Facilitators who become certified to teach others to be FOCCUS© Facilitators and to use the FOCCUS© Pre-Marriage Inventory with couples. If you are a seasoned FOCCUS© Facilitator who has helped at least 10 couples with their marriage preparation, we invite you to attend a FOCCUS© Trainer Workshop.

Want to teach and certify other FOCCUS© Facilitators? Become a FOCCUS© Trainer! To become a FOCCUS© Trainer...
  1. Participate in a one-day FOCCUS© Trainer Training Workshop. Find a Workshop » presented by a Certified FOCCUS© National Trainer
  2. Have facilitated at least 10 couples using the FOCCUS© Pre-Marriage Inventory * (or demonstrate commensurate experience)
  3. Provide letters of recommendation from two couples
  4. Complete an application form
  5. Submit a $40 application fee to cover cost of materials
  6. Participate in an individual discussion with a FOCCUS© Certified National Trainer
* If you have not met this requirement, we will consider applicants with relevant advanced training and experience.

Items Included with FOCCUS© Trainer Training Workshop

The FOCCUS Trainer Training Workshop include...
  • A PowerPoint presentation
  • Trainer handouts
  • Discussion of a DVD presentation demonstrating facilitation techniques
  • Participation in simulated facilitation
  • Introduction to training materials to be included in any FOCCUS© Facilitator training workshops they provide as a FOCCUS© Trainer
  • How to create a training event and register attendees online

Bonus Training

Training also includes information about the REFOCCUS© Marriage Enrichment Inventory, a set of six self-administered marriage enrichment questionnaires suitable for couples who have been married for more than two years. The REFOCCUS© Marriage Enrichment Inventory is a pencil-paper inventory that does not require administration by a trained FOCCUS© Facilitator and can be taken independently by couples at home. REFOCCUS© also can be used by a marriage leader in individual or group work with couples.