Frequently Asked Questions


Is Certified Professional Trainer (CPT) Recognized?

There is no one official recognition in the world relating to training. So the question would be; recognized by whom? So far, most countries do not have any official requirements to be designated as a trainer. However CPT has been around for the last 10 years and has developed more than 800 students and would be the largest group of professional trainers in Asia. They carry the designation of Certified Professional Trainers (IPMA – U.K.)

How successful are the CPT graduates?

We have immensely successful trainers who have achieved recognition in their respective countries as Top Trainers. If success is measured by fees per day; we have trainers earning as high as USD 7,000 a day. As much as 25% of the students would become full time trainers within the one year track, the rest operates as part timers until their personal circumstance allow them to go full time.

What is required to get the Certification?

You need to attend all classes, complete all the assignments and pass the presentation exercises and complete the “live” training assignment successfully before the certification is given.

Will I be assured of training assignments from Quest or MasteryAsia?

This program is started by Quest because we need trainers for our very active training business (in 6 countries). However not all students would have subject matter competencies relevant to the requirement of our clients. Quest provides training in the management area. Hence a CPT student who intends to do parenting training might not be able to get any assignments directly from us. Therefore there is no assurance. However Quest would endeavor to provide all graduates with training opportunities.

I am having a full time job and may not have time to attend classes. What is the time commitment for the 12 month course?

The main time commitment for the course consists of three weekends of which Part 1A & 1B are both from Saturday morning to Sunday evening and Phase 2 is from Monday morning to Tuesday evening. As for the two Phase 3 assignments, you have the freedom of choosing any two days in the span of nine (9) months to be involved.

What will I get at the end of the course?

There are two certificates that will be given out – one from Quest which is awarded upon completion of Phase 2 and from IPMA which is awarded upon fulfilment of Phase 3.

How recognized is the IPMA cert?

The IPMA cert is a Certificate for Competency. It is not a Diploma or Degree certification. In this light, the recognition is based on organizations’ nature of business. More info on IPMA is available at www.ipma.co.uk.

Will I have training opportunities from Quest?

The selection of trainers is based on two key criteria – Knowledge of subject matter and Competency level of delivery. As long as these are satisfied, CPT will be eligible for selection for training.

How do I know if the course is worth my investment?

Whether or not the course is worth the investment highly depends on two (2) factors. First it is the personal goal which defines what you wish to get out of the course. If you would like to have a change in career, this course provides you with the necessary tools and contact to get there. Secondly,  it depends on your diligence. The pro-active nature of you will enable you to move forward faster into what you want to do.

Who are the trainers and coaches?

The master trainer is KC See, CEO of Quest Group. He personally conducts majority of the training. The teams of coaches are CPT graduates who are from various backgrounds in the training profession.

How much do I get paid when I train for Quest?

If the contents are from Quest, the average daily training rate is USD 300-600. If it is your own content, the rate is USD 600-1000. These rates may vary from regions to regions as well as the level of difficulty in the subject.

Are there many written papers involved?

While there are classes and assignments involved, the CPT course is a highly practical and non- academic based programme. The only written papers are usually only about 100 words per report.

Where (countries) do I get my support from?

The CPT programme is being offered in Singapore/Malaysia, China and the latest being Indonesia. You may get training support and opportunities in these regions as well as other places where Quest has businesses in.

Are there any other hidden or additional costs involved in order to fulfil this course?

You can be assured that the investment has already covered all the expenses. Please take a copy of the full investment list for reference. The only possible additional cost is the upgrading of room which is a third party expense to the hotel.

Which area(s) of training should I train others in?

This question will be addressed in the class under the area of “Finding your Training Niche” and also through the personal coaching. However a quick answer would be; it depends on three (3) factors; Your Readiness, Your Interest and Marketability of the program.

Can I be a trainer if I have no qualifications?

Yes, there are no pre-requisite criteria such as degree or diploma. However, all participants should have a passion to share and a teachable spirit.