Certified RPG Professional (CRPGP)

Level 1 Player Training

(16-Session Program)

PREREQUISITE: None

The industry's most rigorous, highest quality, in-depth, role-playing game professional training program, backed by more than 40 years of experience, research, and evidence-in-practice.

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

These programs can be scheduled for 1 session per week, or for those wishing to complete the program more rapidly, special arrangements can be made to "fast track" the program with no loss of learning benefit, by scheduling several sessions per week.

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 unites (CEUs))


16-Session Level 1 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.

Contact Us for Organization Bulk Discounts


Additional Materials Costs

For in-person programs, we are able to provide all materials necessary for training.

For online programs, due to copyright and licensing restrictions, materials such as video games and RPG rulebooks, you will need to purchase some of the required training materials yourself.

Fortunately these are materials you will be able to continue using for your own programs indefinitely. 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.

The list below is just an example.

You will receive a more specific list upon completion of payment and registration for your training.

Example required trainee-purchased materials:

Session 1:

  • CYOA IFB ~$5

  • Specified Chooseable Path IFB ~$20

  • TheFantasy.Network basic paid subscription. ~$5/mo

Session 2:

  • Specified SAB ~$15

Session 3:

  • 1 set of polyhedral RPG dice (1d4, 4d6, 1d8, 2d10, 1d12, 1d20). ~$10-$20

  • Specified BECMI SAM Player's Manual. ~$5

Session 4:

  • Continue using BECMI Player's Manual (Group 1). n/a

Session 5:

  • No additional material costs required.

Session 6:

  • NTYE core set. ~$20-$40

Session 7:

  • BFRPG Rulebook. ~$6

Session 8:

  • Continue using BFRPG Rulebook. n/a

Session 9:

  • DWAITS Core rulebook. ~$40

Session 10:

  • NWN:EE (through Steam) for Windows. ~$20

Session 11:

  • Continue using NWN:EE. n/a

Session 12:

  • Continue using NWN:EE. n/a

Session 13:

  • AiMe Player's Guide. ~$40

Session 14:

  • TS:NWO Core Rulebook (or Box set). ~$20-$40

Session 15:

  • D&D5e PH. ~$50

Session 16:

  • Continuing using D&D5e PH. n/a


Additional Materials Total (per individual trainee): ~$261-$311