LENA Grow Coach Certification

Coaches who have completed one LENA Grow cycle have the option to become LENA Certified. LENA Certification confirms coaches have met program requirements and endorses their expertise in promoting quality interaction.

To become LENA Certified, coaches must:

  • Complete LENA Coach training
  • Complete the LENA Coaching Quiz with 100 percent accuracy
  • Complete at least one LENA Grow sequence
  • Discuss all eight Talking Tips care routines during coaching sessions
  • Have at least one room earn a number of stars that is higher than their number of LENA Days

With these requirements in mind, there are two main steps in the certification process.

Step 1: LENA Coaching Quiz

Completing the LENA Coaching Quiz with 100 percent accuracy confirms that you understand all major aspects of LENA Grow and can fully interpret LENA Reports with teachers during coaching sessions. The LENA Coaching Quiz must be submitted electronically and takes less than 10 minutes.

Coaches may access the quiz here.

 

Step 2: LENA Coaching Certification Application Form

The final step for coaches in the certification process is completing the Certification Application Form, which can be accessed through the link below. The application form must be submitted electronically and takes less than 10 minutes.

Coaches may access the Coach Application Form here.

 

Once the application is submitted, LENA will review and send to the center director for approval. If the application is approved, LENA will email the coach a PDF copy of their official certification.

Questions about the certification process can be emailed to certifications@lena.org.