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Each year innovative and successful education professionals dedicate their time presenting College Board workshops across the country and throughout the world. AP consultants help train both new and experienced educators, sharing their expertise and best practices with other education professionals.

Why do it?

  • Exchange ideas with colleagues.
  • Join a talented group of teachers, counselors, and administrators in your region and across the nation.
  • Support your colleagues in the teaching community, and help students beyond your classroom.
  • Share best practices, and promote innovation and excellence in your field.

Eligibility Requirements

The AP Program accepts Workshop Consultant applications for all AP subject areas on a rolling basis. Consultants receive an honorarium and are reimbursed for their expenses.

Applicants must:

  • Be an active teacher, counselor, mentor/coach, or administrator from an accredited middle, secondary, or higher education institution; a minimum of three years’ experience is strongly preferred;
  • Have recent experience as an AP Reader if applying to lead AP subject-level workshops. If a high school educator, they must also have completed the AP Course Audit in their subject and currently be teaching the course;
  • Have experience with, and detailed knowledge of, the program and/or service for which they are applying – such experience may include but is not limited to, service as a Test Development Committee member, Item Writer, Course Audit Reviewer, or Academic Advisory Committee member;
  • Have an undergraduate degree in an area appropriate to the discipline or topic for which they are applying for endorsement. A Master’s Degree and/or National Board Certification is strongly preferred;
  • Be able to show evidence of continuing education to remain current and credible in their area of expertise (e.g., recent coursework, membership in professional organizations, attendance/presentations/exhibits at professional conferences);
  • Commit to fulfilling the mission and goals of the College Board as a workshop consultant;
  • Have participated in a College Board-sponsored professional development event (one-day public workshops, AP Annual Conference, AP Summer Institute, Regional Forum, etc.);
  • Own or have access to a laptop, which they will be required to use for workshop presentations;
  • Be able to successfully integrate current technology and relevant resources into workshop presentations; and
  • Provide a current CV or resume upon request.

Consultants will be expected to present at workshop locations in their geographic area during the academic school year. Specific dates and times will be confirmed if you are chosen.

Join us

To apply to be an AP Consultant, first review our Consultant Application, Training, & Endorsement Policy (.pdf/135KB).

If you meet the necessary requirements, we invite you to apply by:

  1. Completing and submitting an application, and
  2. Submitting a 10- to 15-minute video clip or DVD of you engaging with your peers as a leader in a professional development setting. (Please note: applications submitted without a video will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.)

Applications are reviewed on an annual basis, and qualified applicants are recommended for training based on the needs of a particular content/geographic area. Applicants invited to begin the year-long training process will be notified by a College Board staff member. Due to the changing subject and geographic needs, applications are kept on file for three (3) years.

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