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.)
  • Demonstrate instructional skills verified by one of the following:
    • Instructional Skills Certification
      • CompTIA CTT+.
      • Essential Educate Trainer (internal Microsoft – certification).
      • Fourth Dimension Technologies, Inc.
      • Friesen Kaye and Associates.
      • Global Knowledge Instructional Skills Certification.
      • IAMCT Approved Technical Trainer (IAMCT ATT).
      • IPM (Institut für Personalberatung und Managemententwicklung).
      • Learning and Performance Institute Trainer Performance Monitoring and Assessment (TPMA).
      • Learning Tree Train the Trainer Program.
      • Marcom Deli.
      • Microsoft Certified Trainer Instructional Skills Certification (MCT-ISC).
      • Microsoft Customer Service & Support (CSS) Trainer Certification.
      • Microsoft Core Training Skills.
      • New Horizons Instructional Skills Certification.
      • PrepMasters USA.
      • Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT®) [For college staff or professors only].
      • Certified Virtual Educator [For college staff or professors only].
      • Sinerji Egitim
    • Provide reference supporting at least one year of instructional experience.

Current Microsoft Certifications and qualifications eligible for the MCT program

Most of role based certification give are valid to enter the program: Azure Administrator Associate,  Azure Security Engineer Associate, Azure Solutions Architect Expert, Azure AI Engineer Associate, Azure Data Scientist Associate, Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert, Modern Desktop Administrator Associate, Teams Administrator Associate,  Power Platform Functional Consultant Associate, Dynamics 365 Sales Functional Consultant Associate,  Security Operations Analyst Associate. and many more.

You can also enter the program with the Microsoft Office Certifications Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)Master 2016Master 2013Expert Excel 2016Expert Excel 2013Expert Word 2016Expert Word 2013Word Associate (Word and Word 2019)Excel Associate (Excel and Excel 2019)PowerPoint Associate (PowerPoint and PowerPoint 2019)Outlook Associate (Outlook and Outlook 2019)Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate (Office 365 and Office 2019)Word Expert (Word and Word 2019)Excel Expert (Excel and Excel 2019)Access Expert (Access and Access 2019) or Microsoft Office Specialist: Expert (Office 365 and Office 2019)

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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      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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