Certified RPG Professional (CRPGP)

Level 1 Game Master Training

(16-Session Program)

PREREQUISITE: You must complete the Level 1 CRPGP Player Training (CRPGP1-P)before starting this program.

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The role-playing game industry's most rigorous, highest quality, in-depth, research and evidence-in-practice supported, role-playing game professional training program.

This 16 session program will provide all the training and experience you need to prepare to take, and pass, the Level 1 Role-Playing Game Professional Certification program by RPG.LLC, to become a Level 1 Certified Role-Playing Game Professional Game Master (CRPGP1-GM)

NOTE: This is the first step in the 2-step process to become a Level 1 Certified Role-Playing Game Master Professional. For information on the section step, see Level 1 Certified Role-Playing Game Professional Game Master 16-Session Training Program page.

This comprehensive, challenging, and rewarding introductory 16 session program includes:

  • Sixteen 4-hour instructor-led group training sessions (64 instruction hours)

  • Up to 16 additional instructor hours for mentoring, review, grading, and feedback on assignments, practicum, etc.

  • Introduction to foundational theories

  • Lecture handout materials

  • Lecture discussions

  • In-session baseline and review practice quizzes

  • Applied gaming sessions for more than ten different game systems

  • Active peer review

  • Pro tips, tricks, and tools of the trade

  • Tool handouts

  • Between-session assignments, activities, and programs

  • RPG.Education account (more comprehensive online quizzes)

  • RPG.LLC online account

  • Physical bound training workbook

  • eBook copy of training workbook

  • Final exam

  • Certificate, valid for 5 years (extensions earned with regular continuing education units (CEUs))


Program Price

  • 1-2 trainees (includes 2-3 staff trainers to simulate full group experience): USD  $8,995/group  + cost of materials for each trainee.

  • 3 to 6 trainees (includes 1-2 staff trainers): USD  $4,995/group  + cost of materials for each trainee.

  • For organizations with 10 or more trainees, please contact us for special bulk discount rates.


Additional Materials Costs

Upon completion of payment and registration, each trainee will receive a specific list of material they will need to purchase for the program. The items are listed by each session's requirements, with suggestions for locations to purchase the items.

Required trainee-purchased materials:

Session 1:

  • No additional material costs required.

Session 2:

  • No additional material costs required.

Session 3:

  • No additional material costs required.

Session 4:

  • BECMI Dungeon Master's Rulebook. ~$5

Session 5:

  • No additional material costs required.

Session 6:

  • No additional material costs required.

Session 7:

  • BFRPG, FG, EE, AA1, and AA2 ~$20

Session 8:

  • Continue using BFRPG Rulebook. No additional material costs required.

Session 9:

  • No additional material costs required.

Session 10:

  • No additional material costs required (unless previously purchased non-Windows version of NWN:EE)

Session 11:

  • Continue using NWN:EE. No additional material costs required.

Session 12:

  • Continue using NWN:EE. No additional material costs required.

Session 13:

  • AiMe Loremaster's Guide. ~$40

Session 14:

  • TS:NWO Box set. $40 (No additional material costs required if previously purchased box set during player training)

Session 15:

  • D&D5e DMG, Screen, MM, & GoSM. ~$170

Session 16:

  • Continuing using D&D5e. No additional material costs required.


Additional Materials Total (per individual trainee): ~$235