National Credential
Credential: CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+)  GI Bill resource
Credentialing Agency: Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

The CTT+ certificate is a cross-industry credential providing recognition that a training professional has mastered core instructor skills. The examinations are based on a set of objectives designed to measure the core knowledge and skills that competent instructors must demonstrate to complete an instructional assignment successfully both in a classroom and a virtual classroom environment, including preparation, presentation, communication, facilitation and evaluation. While the CTT+ Program was first created for computer training and education, the certification can be applied to all industries that provide technical training, non-technical training and education. To earn the CTT+ designation, candidate must pass both a computer-based test that assesses knowledge and a Performance Based in which the candidate demonstrates prescribed skills. There are no experience or education requirements that must be met prior to taking the exam(s).

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Renewal Period: Lifetime

CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+)

The following Army Occupations provide training and/or experience that contributes to attaining this credential:

Personnel Category Occupation Occupation Type Related As Promotion Points Skill Level Star Proponent Funded Gap Analysis
Enlisted 09L Interpreter/Translator MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 11B Infantryman MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 12B Combat Engineer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.   Star credentialStar    
Enlisted 12Y Geospatial Engineer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 13B Cannon Crewmember MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 13F Joint Fire Support Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 13M Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)/High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HiMARS) Crewmember MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 19K M1 Armor Crewman MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 1B Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Level I ASI some          
Enlisted 1D Digital Media Collector (DMC) ASI some          
Enlisted 1H Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Level II ASI some          
Enlisted 1S Suicide Intervention Trainer ASI some          
Enlisted 35N Signals Intelligence Analyst MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.   Star credentialStar    
Enlisted 35S Signals Collector/Analyst MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 35V Chief Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Sergeant MOS some          
Enlisted 35X Intelligence Senior Sergeant/Chief Intelligence Sergeant MOS some          
Enlisted 35Y Chief Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Sergeant MOS some          
Enlisted 35Z Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Senior Sergeant/SIGINT Chief MOS some          
Enlisted 56M Religious Affairs Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 8K Master Resilience Trainer-Assistant Primary Instructor ASI some          
Enlisted 8L Master Resilience Trainer-Primary Instructor ASI some          
Enlisted 8R Master Resilience Trainer (MRT) ASI some          
Enlisted 91D Tactical Power Generation Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94E Radio Equipment Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94H Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Maintenance Support Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94W Electronic Maintenance Supervisor MOS some          
Enlisted B6 Combat Engineer Heavy Track ASI some          
Enlisted K2 Advanced Communications Signals Analysis ASI some          
Enlisted K7 Avenger Master Gunner ASI some          
Enlisted L7 Joint Fires Observer ASI some          
Enlisted L8 Joint Operational Fires and Effects (JOFE) ASI some          
Enlisted Manager MOS some          
Enlisted Q7 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Synchronization Manager ASI some          
Enlisted R3 Digital Network Exploitation Analyst (DNEA) ASI some          
Warrant Officer 125D Geospatial Engineering Technician WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 152B OH-58A/C Scout Pilot (RC) WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 152C OH-6 Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 152D OH-58D Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 152E AH-64E Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 152F AH-64A Attack Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 152H AH-64D Attack Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 153A Rotary Wing Aviator (Aircraft Nonspecific) WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 153B UH-1 Pilot (RC) WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 153D UH-60 Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 153E MH-60 Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 153L UH-72A Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 153M UH-60M Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 154C CH-47D Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 154E MH-47 Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 154F CH-47F Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 155A Fixed Wing Aviator (Aircraft Nonspecific) WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 155E C-12 Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 155F Jet Aircraft Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 155G 0-5A/EO-5B/RC-7 Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 350F All Source Intelligence Technician WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 352N Signals Intelligence Analysis Technician WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 352S Signals Collection Technician WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 914A Allied Trades Warrant Officer WOMOS some        

Army Table Legend


Related As

The military occupations shown in this table are related to this credential in one of four ways: Most, Some, or Other.

Most: This credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Some: This credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (related 80% to at least one or more critical tasks but less than 80% of all of the entire military occupation). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Other: This credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience.

Promotion Points Promotion Points icon

This credential has been approved for promotion points for this MOS towards promotion to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant. Clicking the Promotion Points icon will open a link to the promotion points fact sheet.

Skill Level Designation

Skill Level I: This skill level consists of all Soldiers in the ranks of Private (pay grade E-1) up to Specialist (pay grade E-4). Time in Service (TIS) is generally between initial entry and four Years of Service (YOS). This skill level is Entry-level positions requiring performance of tasks under direct supervision.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level I
  • Basic Leader Course (BLC)

Skill Level II: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Sergeant (paygrade E-5). TIS is generally between 4-8 YOS. Positions requiring performance of more difficult tasks under general supervision; and in some instances, involving supervision of Soldiers in SL1.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level II
  • Advance Leader Course (ALC)

Skill Level III: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Staff Sergeant (paygrade E-6). TIS is generally between 8-12 YOS. Positions requiring performance of still more difficult tasks and involving first line supervision of Soldiers in SL1 & SL2.

Institutional training:

  • Senior Leader Course (SLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level III

Skill level IV: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class (paygrade E-7). TIS is generally between 12-18 YOS. Positions requiring relatively detailed knowledge of all tasks specified for a given MOS, normally involving first-line supervision of Soldiers in SLs 1, 2, and 3, and involving managerial duties.

Institutional training:

  • Master Leader Course (MLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level IV
  • Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) I Course

Skill level V: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant (paygrade E-8). TIS is generally between 18-22 YOS. Positions requiring direct and indirect leadership roles with expertise in company and battalion-level operations and competency across a given CMF, serving as members of a staff at every level in the Army, with a full understanding of the allocation of resources and their utilization in order to accomplish Army functions and missions.

Institutional training:

  • United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level V

Skill level VI: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeants Major (paygrade E-9). TIS is generally between 22-30 YOS. Positions requiring organizational leadership roles with multi-dimensional expertise in units and teams on division, corps, and Army staffs, integrated with Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) partners with a full understanding of the Force Generation process, operations at all echelons, and how the Army runs.

Star Credential Star icon

Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improve the MOS technical proficiency.

Proponent Funded Funded icon

This icon indicates credentials which Soldiers may have funded through their MOS proponent. Some proponents offer credentialing opportunities in conjunction with military training and/or as part of MOS development beyond the training base.

Gap Analysis Has Analysis icon

A detailed analysis comparing the credential requirements to the military occupation has been completed. Click on the gap analysis icon to view the analysis page.

CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+)

Eligibility Requirements ()

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed below are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 6 months recommended
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Exam Requirements ()

  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Renewal Period: Lifetime

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
3500 Lacey Road
Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL  60515
Phone: 866.835.8020
Fax: 630.678.8384
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CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+)

  • Planning Prior to the Course (13%)
  • Methods and Media for Instructional Delivery (14%)
  • Instructor Credibility and Communications (10%)
  • Group Facilitation (45%)
  • Evaluate the Training Event (18%)

Note: All CompTIA CTT+ candidates must successfully complete the computer-based test prior to submitting a skills video for scoring.

To earn the CompTIA CTT+ certification, in addition to the written exam, candidates must pass one of two available Performance-Based skills assessments.

  • Candidates interested in earning the CTT+ with the Classroom Trainer designation will submit a recording of a classroom training session to be evaluated by and scored by certified scorers (TK0-202).
  • Candidates interested in earning the CTT+ with the Virtual Classroom Trainer designation will submit a recording online of a virtual classroom training session to be evaluated by and scored by certified scorers (TK0-203).

Candidates can be CTT+ certified with both designations by completing both performance-based exams. Detailed information about the CTT+ performance based assessments is available on the CompTIA web site.

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing for this credential is handled by Pearson VUE. The test centers are located in the U.S. They also have some test centers on military bases.

To find out more, use the following links on the Pearson VUE website:

For more information on the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) testing process, visit the agency website.

CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+)

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) credential has the following recertification information:

  • The CompTIA CTT+ certification is considered good for life and does not need to be renewed.

CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+)

Additional considerations for the CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) include:

  • Candidates are recommended to have six to twelve months of training experience.