How to become MCT

Become Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) is a great achievement for many professionals.

Requirements to become a MCT

If you possess a qualifying certification and you are passionate about delivering training on Microsoft technologies, we suggest you to apply.

MCT program entry requirements

    • Possess a current Microsoft Certification or qualification eligible for the MCT program. (See below for list of qualifying certifications.)
    • Provide verifiable proof of instructional skills by completing a course from one of the following approved providers:
Region Company Languages Supported
APAC Core Academy English; Urdu
APAC Fourth Dimension Arabic; Catalan; Danish; Dutch; English; French; German; Hebrew; Hungarian; Italian;
Japanese; Korean; Norwegian; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Slovak; Spanish; Swedish; Turkish
APAC Leading Learning Partners Association (LLPA) Arabic; Bangla (India); Filipino; Hindi; Indonesian; Japanese; Kazakh;
Korean; Malay; Persian; Punjabi (India); Thai; Turkish; Vietnamese
APAC Sinerji Eğitim Yönetim Danışmanlığı English; Turkish
APAC System Support, Inc. English; Japanese
APAC English; Hindi; Urdu
APAC Trainocate Holdings Chinese; English; Filipino; Hindi; Indonesian; Japanese; Kannada; Malay; Tamil (India); Urdu
APAC Trainocate Japan LTD Japanese
EUROPE Altkom Akademia English; Polish
EUROPE Cellenza French
EUROPE Fourth Dimension Arabic; Catalan; Danish; Dutch; English; French; German; Hebrew; Hungarian; Italian;
Japanese; Korean; Norwegian; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Slovak; Spanish; Swedish; Turkish
EUROPE IPM Institut für Personalentwicklung und Managementberatung German
EUROPE Leading Learning Partners Association (LLPA) Albanian; Arabic; Belarusian; Bosnian–Latinscript; Bulgarian; Catalan; Croatian; Czech;
Danish; Dutch; English; Estonian; Finnish; French; Galician; German; Greek; Hebrew;
Hungarian; Icelandic; Italian; Japanese; Kazakh; Latvian; Lithuanian; Luxembourgish;
Macedonian (North Macedonia); Maltese; Norwegian; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian;
Russian; Serbian; Slovak; Slovenian; Spanish; Swedish; Turkish; Ukrainian
EUROPE Marcom Deli, S.L. English; Spanish
EUROPE Nanfor Arabic; Catalan; English; Galician; German; Portuguese; Romanian; Spanish;
Ukrainian; Urdu; Valencian
EUROPE New Horizons Hamburg English; German
EUROPE Niqué Consultancy BV Dutch; English
EUROPE QA Ltd English
EUROPE Skillsoft Global Knowledge Dutch; English; French
EUROPE Sulava Oy (The Digital Neighborhood company) Danish; Dutch; English; Finnish; German; Swedish
EUROPE di Lopez Ugo English; Italian
LATAM Netec Spanish
LATAM Green Tecnologia Portuguese
LATAM Leading Learning Partners Association (LLPA) Portuguese; Spanish
MEA Leading Learning Partners Association (LLPA) Afrikaans; Arabic; English; French; Portuguese
MEA Mudita Concepts (Pty) Ltd Afrikaans; English
MEA New Horizons Cairo Arabic; English
MEA Skillsoft Global Knowledge English
NORTH AMERICA Fast Lane Education and Consulting Services English; French; German; Japanese; Portuguese; Spanish
NORTH AMERICA Fourth Dimension Technologies, Inc. Arabic; Catalan; Danish; Dutch; English; French; German; Hebrew; Hungarian;
Italian; Japanese; Korean; Norwegian; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Slovak; Spanish; Swedish; Turkish
NORTH AMERICA Friesen, Kaye and Associates (FKA) English; French; Spanish
NORTH AMERICA Leading Learning Partners Association (LLPA) English; Spanish
NORTH AMERICA Arabic; Chinese; English; French; Japanese; Polish; Portuguese; Spanish
NORTH AMERICA pro•duhk•tiv English
NORTH AMERICA Skillsoft Global Knowledge English
NORTH AMERICA United Training English

Approved providers for MSFT internal only:

      • Microsoft Customer Service & Support (CSS) Trainer Certification
      • Advance Modern Presentation Skills (AMPS)
      • Essential Educate Trainer 

Microsoft does not accept digital copies of Instructional Skills Certificates (ISC) submitted by MCT candidates. Your ISC Provider will verify your completion of their program by submitting your ISC information directly to the MCT Program Team. In your MCT application, you will provide the name of the approved provider issuing your ISC. The MCT Program will verify your ISC based on the information submitted by that organization. ISC information submitted by Instructional Skills Certificate Providers may take up to 30 days to process and become available for MCT application review.

Current Microsoft Certifications and qualifications eligible for the MCT program

Microsoft Certifications

Note: Microsoft Certifications and qualifications eligible for the MCT program are subject to change. All new role-based certification will become eligible for the MCT Program once released. Retired certifications will be eligible for the MCT program up to 6 months following the retirement date. To learn more about retiring certifications, visit: Certification retirement.

For a comprensive and updated list of valid certifications visit the official page

Application process

Before joining the program we suggest to read the program guide and the program agreement.

It is possible to apply in the MCT enrollment tool. You need to access with your personal Microsoft account associated with your Microsoft Certification ID (MCID).

This email address will be used after for all the linked benefit.

If you are a Microsoft Office Specialist and do not have a Microsoft Certification ID (MCID), you can get one first by contacting

MCT and MCT Alumni program fees

The support to the MCT is done by the MCT Support Forum: check more at Certification support.

Renew MCT

Alredy an MCT? Read how to renew here!

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7 thoughts on “How to become MCT

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      I am teaching at university from long time and I would like to become a Microsoft Certified Trainer. It seems the certification is well recognized and it will give me the chance to move to more private companies. Thank you for showing me the way!

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      Hi, thanks for being clear. I was searching information about being MCT and all the time I read different conclusion. In your post everything is clear. I will keep your site in my list as I plan to be in the community for long time. Thank you again!

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      Thanks, finally some place where it is possible to have a clear view on what is needed to become Microsoft Certified Trainer! Waiting to become MCT and start teaching!

    • Author gravatar

      Hi Team,
      My MCT has expired, I missed the renewal and now when I tried to renew it, I was given the option of MCT Alumni program instead of “MCT”.
      I need your assistance for the originial MCT instead of alumni program.


      • Author gravatar

        please check you meet the MCT program requirements as described in the page. Check also the status of your Microsoft qualifications eligible for the MCT program as role based certifications need to be renewed once a year.

        If you meet requirements and your certifications are still okay, the support forum at the page can help escalating the case.

    • Author gravatar

      Does someone guide me
      MCT Instructional Skills Requirement- The charge for the given approved institute is too much,Which one is cheapest one in English language

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