freeOur free PDF downloads provide you with a set of Competency Standards within each discipline.


Welcome to the Download Center for free sets of the ibstpi® Competencies. These sets include the Standards but not the research-based list of Performance Statements. Complete sets with the Standards and Performance Statements may be purchased at our fee-based download center. If you wish to adopt the Standards Sets in your organization you can negotiate this use and associated costs with ibstpi.

We have five Standards Sets: Instructional Designer, Training Manager, Instructor, Evaluator, and Online Learner. Each set contains two major parts: Competencies and Performance Statements. Individuals often use the Competencies as a benchmark for their own professional development whereas organizations may refer to them in a quest to improve their human resources function.

You can freely download and use the ibstpi® Competencies and you may freely link to this web page where others can access ibstpi® materials. However, if you refer to the Competencies, you must cite the origin of them with “Competency Statements obtained from ibstpi.org”. No permission is required to link to our website or to use the free versions of the ibstpi® Competencies. Copyright policies apply.

You can also purchase books that provide a full description of the Standards Set as well as a historical perspective of the role (e.g., Instructional Designer, Evaluator) and description of the validation research performed during the creation of the Standards Sets. Links to the publishers are provided on our site.

Free PDF downloads provide only the ibstpi® Competency statements. Our fee-based PDF downloads provide the ibstpi® Competency statements and their associated ibstpi® Performance statements.

COPYRIGHT GUIDELINES

Please note that the ibstpi® Standards Sets (Competencies and Performance Statements), whether in English or another language ibstpi has a registered, copyrighted ownership of the Instructional Designer, Training Manager, Instructor, Evaluator and Online Learner competencies and performance Statements, and all materials on this website. ibstpi® has the sole right to assign the use of our Standards.

Therefore, should you wish to share and/or distribute the Standards with anyone, in any format (digital, paper copies, etc.), you must seek permission to from ibstpi® to do so. Our copyright must be acknowledged in any and all publications, paper for digital.

ibstpi® Standards Sets, containing the associated competencies and performance statements, are not to be published in any form, on any public, private, or internal websites that can be accessed by any member of the public, inside or outside of your organization, without prior explicit permission from ibstpi®.

Purchasing or accessing this personal set of ibstpi® Standards Sets (Competencies and Performance Statements) does not constitute permission to adopt them across your organization, with others you are associated with, or with your own clients.

You may only use this ibstpi® Standards Set for your own personal use. This does NOT allow you to post the Standards Set, or any part of it, in venues where others can access or read the stated standards, competencies, or performance statements.

ALL non-personal, external uses require the user (purchaser of this ibstpi® Standards Set) to register with ibstpi® as a user and negotiate permission to copy, distribute, post, etc. prior to release of any information within this ibstpi® Standards Set. This negotiation may include determining a royalty agreement.

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS, RESEARCHERS AND LEARNERS

We welcome authors, researchers and learners to make reference to, or use, ibstpi® Competencies and Standards Sets (Competencies + Performance Statements) in their work. Several research papers, professional presentations, theses, and dissertations have been written about the ibstpi® standards, some using, with permission, ibstpi® competencies and performance statements as instrumentation for research.

We acknowledge that ongoing research by other scholars is necessary to continue the discourse that validates as well as challenges the characterization of a professional practice. General references to ibstpi® works (e.g., books, Standards Sets, etc.) should be made in the appropriate citation format (i.e., APA) for your work.

However, it is compulsory for authors and researchers (including students) to contact ibstpi® about their intended uses to replicate all or any portion of an ibstpi® Standards Set. The negotiation with ibstpi® will include a description of your work context (for profit/non-profit, education, research, etc.), how and how much of the competencies and standards are intended to be used by requestors, and publication and/or research plans.

Based on the request, ibstpi® will provide specific guidelines as to the use and subsequent publication of the competencies and performance statements and may suggest a payment or royalty, as appropriate.

Reprinting of and using the ibstpi® Standards Sets, beyond personal uses, without permission is a violation of copyright law and intellectual property standards.

We invite those who reference or use ibstpi® Standards in their work to share results and references to publications and presentations, etc. so that we can highlight them on the ibstpi® website. Contact us here.

Online Learner Competencies

Competency statements only

Instructional Designer Competencies

Competency statements only

Training Manager Competencies

Competency statements only

Evaluator Competencies

Competency statements only

Instructor Competencies

Competency statements only

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Copyright Guidelines:

The ibstpi® Standards Sets (Competencies and Performance Statements), whether in English or another language, are covered by copyright laws and intellectual property standards. Therefore, should you wish to share and/or distribute the Standards with anyone, in any format (digital, paper copies, etc.), you must seek permission to from ibstpi® to do so.

ibstpi® Standards Sets, containing the associated competencies and performance statements, are not to be published in any form, on any public, private, or internal websites that can be accessed by any member of the public, inside or outside of your organization, without prior explicit permission from ibstpi®.

Purchasing or accessing this personal set of ibstpi® Standards Sets (Competencies and Performance Statements) does not constitute permission to adopt them across your organization, with others you are associated with, or with your own clients.

You may only use this ibstpi® Standards Set for your own personal use. This does NOT allow you to post the Standards Set, or any part of it, in venues where others can access or read the stated standards, competencies, or performance statements.

ALL non-personal, external uses require the user (purchaser of this ibstpi® Standards Set) to register with ibstpi® as a user and negotiate permission to copy, distribute, post, etc. prior to release of any information within this ibstpi® Standards Set. This negotiation may include determining a royalty agreement.

Guidelines for Authors, Researchers, and Learners:

We welcome authors, researchers and learners to make reference to, or use, ibstpi® Competencies and Standards Sets (Competencies + Performance Statements) in their work. Several research papers, professional presentations, theses, and dissertations have been written about the ibstpi® standards, some using, with permission, ibstpi® competencies and performance statements as instrumentation for research.

We acknowledge that ongoing research by other scholars is necessary to continue the discourse that validates as well as challenges the characterization of a professional practice. General references to ibstpi® works (e.g., books, Standards Sets, etc.) should be made in the appropriate citation format (i.e., APA) for your work.

However, it is compulsory for authors and researchers (including students) to contact ibstpi® about their intended uses to replicate all or any portion of an ibstpi® Standards Set. The negotiation with ibstpi® will include a description of your work context (for profit/non-profit, education, research, etc.), how and how much of the competencies and standards are intended to be used by requestors, and publication and/or research plans.

Based on the request, ibstpi® will provide specific guidelines as to the use and subsequent publication of the competencies and performance statements and may suggest a payment or royalty, as appropriate.

Reprinting of and using the ibstpi® Standards Sets, beyond personal uses, without permission is a violation of copyright law and intellectual property standards.

We invite those who reference or use ibstpi® Standards in their work to share results and references to publications and presentations, etc. so that we can highlight them on the ibstpi® website. Contact us here.