Level 1 TAGteach Certification

Virtual Instructor-Led Course

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We invite you to become part of the TAGteach community and earn your TAGteach Level 1 Certification from the comfort of your own home with this virtual instructor led course.

What Will You Learn?

This course will lay out the core components of the TAGteach methodology and then will provide support as you acquire the skills that have benefited so many educators around the world.

How Will This Benefit You?

With the knowledge and experience gained during this course, you’ll be able to create laser focused instructions, provide timely and informative feedback, and create a positive learning environment for you and your learners. 

Virtual Learning Environment: 

- Presented in English
- Live instructor in a virtual “classroom”
- Class recordings available for review 


TAGteach is a set of tools and techniques to streamline communication between teachers and learners.

This is an evidenced-based way of teaching that has been successful with learners of all ages and abilities. Check out this video from a TAGteach training session with 4th year orthopedic surgery students conducted at the Montfiore Medical Center in New York City:

CLASS SChedule

Starting Thu May 9, 2024 with Luca Canever

This class runs for 5 weeks with 5 classes and 4 office hours

Classes: Thursdays May 9 - Jun 6 at 6-8 PM CEST (12-2 PM EDT)

Office Hours: Mondays  May 13 - Jun 3 at 6-7 PM CEST (12-1 PM EDT)

LIMIT: 16 students

Starting Wed Jul 31, 2024 with Theresa McKeon

This class runs for 5 weeks with 5 classes and 4 office hours

Classes: Wednesdays Jul 31 - Aug 28 at 6-8 PM EDT

Office Hours: Mondays Aug 5 - 26 at 6-7 PM EDT

LIMIT: 20 students

You can also get your Level 1 Certification through our online self-study course


Please fill out the form below to let us know that you're interested and we'll send you an email the next time we're looking at dates for this course.

You can also get your Level 1 Certification through our self-study course, Introduction to TAGteach, that you can do at your own pace starting any time.  

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A Powerful and Simple Approach

The simplicity and power of this approach are remarkable. The extent to which the Founders of this movement have been able to continuously adapt, improve, and apply this simplistic approach to new and different populations and applications is stunning.

Dr Carl Binder, CEO - The Peformance Thinking Network, LLC


A Great Investment

If you are interested in refining your teaching skills this is a great investment! 

Sydney Bleicher 

Exceptional Teaching

I thoroughly enjoyed the TAGteach level 1 course. It was very well structured and taught me powerful, practical techniques I can use in almost any teaching situation. 

It was practical and we had the opportunity to practice the techniques in real life situations giving me a lot of confidence to immediately apply the techniques.

Luca is an exceptional teacher - he brought enthusiasm and energy to our lessons and gave unlimited support with assignments and queries.


Improve Your Instruction

I highly recommend the course if you are wanting to more effectively and efficiently improve your instruction with clients.

Julie Barber

Amazing Course

This course is amazing, go ahead and take it!

I really enjoyed this course. I learned how to reduce the information for the learner to make it more understandable.

Lyndsey Tonneau

What's Included in this Course?

Course Structure

This is a 5-week course that requires no previous knowledge of TAGteach.

The course will run for 5 weeks, with one 2-hour virtual lesson every  week and one 1-hour informal drop-in office hour each week.

Virtual Lessons with Your Instructor

Attendance at the virtual lessons is MANDATORY in order to obtain certification. There may be some leeway to miss one class, but missing more than one will disqualify you from obtaining certification. We'll do our best to accommodate you if you need to miss a class.

Each class will include:

- Lecture

- Demonstrations

- Interactive activities

- Weekly review activities

Each office hour will include:

- Homework review

- Informal discussions

- Q&A

Office hours are not mandatory, but they are a very popular part of the course. They are a great opportunity to present your homework for discussion, bring up any issues you've had with your own teaching during the week and ask your instructor any questions you might have. 

TAGteach Helped My Child to Thrive

Something that has helped my little girl walk, when others said she never would…Something that has helped my little girl engage with her environment, one she hardly used to take notice of…How do you explain the feeling of sheer joy as your little girl’s sensory meltdown turns into laughs and giggles before your very eyes? There are no words. TAGteach is our family’s champion.

Sean Pogson, Parent of a Child with Autism

How mUch Does it Cost?

The course costs $400

This cost of the this course is the same as the price of our live Level 1 Workshop and includes the certification assessment fee.

Bonus #1

You'll receive a free PDF copy of TAGteach CofounderTheresa McKeon's book: Don't Nag Tag.

Bonus #2

You'll receive 3 free months of Full membership in TAGteach (or skip 3 payments if you're already a full member) once you earn your Level 1 certification.

Students Win!

Having stripped away the instructional noise, McKeon hands us the sharpest essentials to teach kindly and effectively. With these strategies, students win.

Susan G Friedman, PhD Utah State University and Behavior+Works

What Will You LEarn?

How to motivate and teach your learner in a way that gives them a choice and a partnership in the learning process
How use the basic TAGteach tools
How to break behavior goals into small manageable pieces
How to reduce your language to give clear instructions to your learner
How to apply the TAGteach WOOF protocol
How to create a tag point
How to use TAGteach phrasing

Effective Instruction

Wow! You have succeeded in getting people to minimize and control verbal instruction more effectively than anyone I know!

Bethan Mair Williams, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist,

BCBA, Chair Founder of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy


Level 1 TAGteach Certification

You'll earn your Level 1 TAGteach certification by completing this course.

As a Level 1 TAGteacher you may refer to yourself as a TAGteacher and may use TAGteach (and call it such) with your clients. You may use the the certification badge at your wesbsite and in your printed marketing materials as long as you remain a member in good standing.

You may participate in free educational sessions to help spread the word about TAGteach. For example, Lunch and Learn or local Chamber of Commerce breakfast meetings. Please contact us and we will provide PowerPoint and videos for such presentations.

You may not hold training sessions in person or online to instruct others on the application of TAGteach. The TAGteach name is a registered trademark and you may not use it in any commercial applications (lectures, webinars, publications etc).

Higher Levels of Certification

To obtain higher levels of certification there are additional requirements. 

Click here for more information on TAGteach certification

Promotes Human Welfare

B.F. Skinner believed that his science would promote human welfare. TAGteach exemplifies this belief and would have pleased him immensely.

Julie S. Vargas, PhD,President, B.F. Skinner Foundation

Author of Behavior Analysis for Effective Teaching