Role-Playing Game Education "RPG Education" New Student & New Courses Enrollment Begins June 1st, 2019

2018 new student enrollment is currently closed. Existing students continue to have access. Enrollment will be opening soon for new students, as well as new courses for existing students. This site provides additional information for those people who wish to learn more about role-playing game education, and the potential to use role-playing games in many areas, including professional training, recreation, entertainment, classroom, and therapeutic settings.

Introduction

RPG Education is a service offering by RPG Therapeutics LLC that provides a self-paced online, self-study and interactive-study, learning platform to support the education, training, and certification of RPG Therapeutics LLC's clients, partners, and community members.

Enrollment

Currently new student enrollment is closed.  Current students continue to have access to their courses until their access periods expire (or they choose to extend their access periods).

We will be accepting new student enrollment soon.  See this news announcement for more information.

Costs

Introductory courses are typically $25 to $100 USD per introductory course for 6 months access. Typically +$5 for 1 year access, and typically +$15 for 2 years access.

Intermediate courses range between $100 to $1,000 USD per intermediate course for 3-6 months access. Some of these courses are self-study paced, others require more rigid scheduling due to the higher level of live interaction.

Advanced courses begin at $1,000 USD per advanced course for 3 months access. These courses tend to have a more fixed attendance schedule due to the requirements for a higher level of live interaction.

Course Catalog

We are currently updating our course catalog for 2019. This is an ongoing work in progress as we slowly move nearly 100 courses we have been developing and providing to clients and setaff for decades, to this online format.

This page will be updated with the appropriate link when the 2019 catalog is available.

Example course topics in the catalog:

Introductory (99-199 level), intermediate (200-299), advanced (300-399), mastery (400-499) including professional and professional specialties.

  • RPG-99-01 - An Introductory Overview of Role-Playing Games: History, Controversy, Formats, Research, Advocacy, Accessibility, Inclusiveness, & Profession
  • Intro to Tabletop RPG (TRPG)
  • Intro to Live-action RPGs
  • Intro to electronic RPGs
  • Intro to solo adventure books and modules
  • Intro to Recreational use of RPGs
  • Intro to Entertainment applications of RPGs
  • Intro to Educational applications of RPGs
  • Intro to Therapeutic applications of RPGs
  • Intro to Music and therapeutic music considerations
  • Professional issues and much, much more.

Disclaimer

To be clear, we do not consider "our way the only right way", and welcome input and improvement. For example Microsoft and IBM offer training specific to their products, while other third party organizations do as well. They also offer training (and certification) on the current "industry best practices", and periodically change the course materials and certification requirements to adapt to the latest information and standards changes.

Other programs and providers are not "less than" our programs, we each have different areas of focus, and are doing our best to help people improve their knowledge and skills in this rapidly changing industry.

What we are teaching we hope is universal as much as possible, but some language and standards decisions have to be made to move forward, and these are our current best-efforts at trying to clarify communication of complex concepts, and we welcome other viewpoints.

However, there needs to be some starting baseline for training and discussion, and our programs are designed with this in mind.

We do update our course material over time (generally each year) as feedback, research publications, and industry standards change.

These courses are based on the latest available information we were able to incorporate from researchers, instructors, and practitioners in multiple industries from around the world.

We welcome your input and suggestions to keep improving these programs.