Site announcements

Status Update: September 22nd, 2023

by Admin User -

Based on years of additional iterations receiving extensive feedback, peer-review, research, and evidence-in-practice information, we have completely overhauled the advance process for the Role-Playing Game Professional (RPGP) training, workshops, certification, and diploma programs.

We are now working on getting the new Third Edition of the RPGP updates into our database and content repository to be in sync with the new Third Edition (Revised) Role-Playing Game Professional Workbooks and Study Guides that are expected to be published by late September or Early October for the first few volumes. There are now over 21 Volumes available for the revised RPGP program. The program has changed from a more college-focused style to a more "trades" approach to still have all of the same theory, research, and coursework, but point out the extensive hands-on real-world (and heavily peer-reviewed) work experience required for the program advancement, including changes levels and terminology to fit more in line with the Apprentice, Journeyman, Master (aka Professional Masters) model similar to trades like Electricians, Plumbers, etc.

As always, our programs are based heavily on (now) over 45 years of research and evidence-in-practice thanks to the non-profit 501(c)3 RPG Research (

Expect more frequent updates in the coming weeks as we get ready to open enrollment back up. It will first be available to the RPG.LLC Employees and RPG Research Volunteers to help further debug the quizzes, exams, and study content. Then when that has completed enrollment will open up to the previous beta students, with Level 0 training offered to them for free as a thank you for their patience and support. Then we'll open up all of the courses to the public (at standard rates).

Stay Tuned!

Second Edition of the Level 1 Role-Playing Game Professional Workbook (18 Sessions) is almost complete!

by Admin User -

Thanks to the hard work and contributions from many, and especially Elizabeth (who will be added as Editor attribution to this second edition), we will be publishing the Second Edition of the Role-Playing Game Professional Level 1 Workbook in early-to-mid October 2022!

Additionally, work is underway for the new and improved Third Edition, which will be upgraded (based on feedback and training iterations) to 24 sessions to allow everyone smaller bit-size chunks for some of the chapters that were still too much of a "firehose of information", so we can be more inline with our recommendations for following the cognitive neuropsychology of learning principles, including incremental, differential, distributed learning, and avoiding massed learning as much as reasonably possible.

We hope the Third edition will be in publication before 2022 is over. 

In parallel to that book, we will also be updating the test database of the RPG Education online course system.  We are also, of course, updating the Instructors Manual for the 24 session changes. 

Finally, we are also hoping by early 2023 to _finally_ publish the corresponding self-study guide that has been in demand for so many years. This should greatly increase scalability and adoption of our (most rigorous gold standard in the industry) training in this area of Role-Playing Game Professionals.

We will also be starting a new group of students October 22nd, 2022.

Stay tuned!

A new batch of courses on the way for 2022-2023!

by Admin User -

We have been hard at work working on finishing the second edition of the 18-session RPG Professionals level 1 workbook and training courses. These are nearly ready for public release very soon (next month or two).

In parallel, based on research, evidence-in-practice, feedback from trainees, and observations in the field, we are already working on the third edition of the third edition, but by popular demand spread across 24 sessions instead of the more cramped 18 sessions. The feedback is nearly unanimous that students would like more time to digest the same information in smaller chunks. This is in line of course with our following cognitive neuropsychology principles of learning, trying to find the right balance of distributed differential learning of complex topics and avoid too much massed learning overload. But we have to balance that with not making it so many sessions that it becomes too intimidating for most people to want to take on. We believe from the heavy beta testing that the 24 sessions revisions will be the right balance for most students.

We hope to have the third edition workbook published and associated test banks ready by November 2022 along with the in-person workshops, and the self-study courses and in-person workshops ready by December 2022 or January 2023.

We should be re-opening this website for new student enrollment by some time in October 2022.

Check back soon!

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