Introductory Training, 3-days: Mon, 6/26/2023 – Wed, 6/28/2023
Introductory Training + Certification Reliability Training; 5-days: Mon, 6/26/2023 – Fri, 6/30/2023
Certification Reliability Training; 4-days: Tues, 6/27/2023 – Fri, 6/30/2023
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Durham/Chapel Hill
5310 McFarland Dr, Durham, NC 27707
Hotel Reservations: (919) 403-1111
We are now accepting applications for the ITERS-3 training to be held June 26-30, 2023. This
course provides training in the use of the Infant-Toddler Environment Rating Scale - Third
This training provided by ERSI, Inc. is the only training course created and
approved by the authors of the Environment Rating Scales. The authors of the widely used All
About book series serve as faculty for the training. Participants will be taught to use the scale
and given guided practice conducting assessments in child care settings. Comprehensive
debriefing will follow each practice assessment, led by experienced group leaders, with the
authors on hand to answer questions. Flexible training options include 3-, 4- and 5- day training
The 3-day Introductory Training consists of 1 instructional day and 2 days of guided
observations. The ability to add 2 additional guided observation days to the Introductory
Training is available, resulting in a 5-day training. More experienced users, who do not need an
introductory day, are able to sign up for the 4-day training. The prerequisite of the 4-day training
is to have previously completed Introductory Training. The 4-day training consists of 4 days of
guided observations, in order to obtain certification on the ITERS-3.
Certification is determined
by achieving a required score across 3 consecutive observations. The requirement for being
considered a certified reliable user of the scales is an average reliability score of 80% or higher
for technical assistance level, 85% or higher for assessor level, and 90% or higher for anchor
level, based on the three consecutive observations conducted by certified ERSI trainers.
Attending the training does not guarantee certification of the ITERS-3.
Applications must be accompanied by a check or approved purchase order. We cannot
guarantee spots without a purchase order or check for the training. Purchase orders must be
replaced with checks by June 1, 2023. Interest typically exceeds our capacity - we are often
completely booked two weeks after opening registration - so apply early for the best chance of
enrollment. Applicants will be notified within a few days that their application was received. At
least one month prior to the training dates participants will receive an email with additional
training information to confirm enrollment in the course (travel arrangements should not be
made until that email has been received). Submitting an application is not an automatic
A fee of $2,200 for the 3-day training, $3,400 for the 4-day training, and $3,900 for the 5-day
training covers the cost of the training, all materials, and breakfast and lunch for the first day of
training (June 26th Introductory day only). The fee does not include breakfast, lunch and dinners
for Tuesday-Friday training days or overnight accommodation. Refunds will be given, minus a
$50 processing charge, if cancellation is made by April 15, 2023. After April 15, 2023, no
refunds will be given.
Accommodations and travel
The Raleigh-Durham Airport is 18 miles from Chapel Hill. Upon acceptance, applicants will be sent information about hotel, rental cars, taxis, airport limousines and shuttle service. The training will be held at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Durham/Chapel Hill. Rooms will be held at the hotel at a special rate of $108/night.
Schedule and course credit
The Monday session will run approximately from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the following two days from 7:30a.m. to 4p.m. Letters of completion will be given only for participation in the entire session, so please make travel plans accordingly.