How to Become an AP Workshop Consultant

Learn about the application process and requirements to become an AP workshop consultant.

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Who Can Apply?

Experienced college educators or AP teachers of the following subjects are encouraged to apply:

  • AP African American Studies
  • AP Art and Design (2-D, 3-D, Drawing)
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus (AB, BC)
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Comparative Government and Politics
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Economics
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP European History
  • AP French Language and Culture
  • AP Italian Language and Culture
  • AP Precalculus
  • AP Seminar
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Statistics

Applicant Requirements

The applicant must: 

  • Be a current AP course-authorized teacher or a current active higher education faculty member who has taught at least one semester of the comparable AP course in the last three years. 
  • Have past experience facilitating professional learning events both online and in person. 
  • Have previously participated in at least one AP professional learning event, such as an AP Summer Institute, an AP workshop, or the AP Annual Conference (preferred). 
  • Have recent AP reader experience in the subject (preferred). 

The applicant should be able to:

  • Understand College Board systems and the AP Program. 
  • Integrate current technology and relevant resources, including AP Classroom, into workshops and institutes. 
  • Discuss curriculum adjustments and instructional strategies that will help recruit and retain underrepresented students. 
  • Commit to fulfilling the College Board’s mission and goals as an AP workshop consultant.

Application Guidelines

Applications are accepted April–October.

When the application is open, you must provide:

  • Your résumé or CV.
  • A current AP Course Audit syllabus or equivalent syllabus for your college-level course.
  • A video (no more than 5–8 minutes in length) that shows you doing one of the following:
    • Leading a professional learning event with other teachers. (This could be an event within your local school or district.)
    • Leading an instructional activity from the course and exam description (CED) with your students. The activity should be based on a topic–skill pairing that you believe is a particular challenge for students taking this course.

A strong candidate’s application will demonstrate the following:

  • In-depth knowledge of the CED and curricular requirements.
  • A classroom activity description that incorporates an instructional strategy or activity like one from the CED. The activity should promote student engagement, enhance student understanding of the topic/skill, and demonstrate your mastery in teaching the topic/skill.
  • Various instructional strategies, tools, activities, or resources that workshop participants could immediately implement in their classrooms. 

A strong candidate’s video will show that they can:

  • Establish a culture of high engagement among workshop participants.
  • Communicate and facilitate learning objectives effectively to help participants master content.
  • Pace content appropriately to establish an urgent but calm culture.
  • Provide workshop participants with engaging resources and activities to deepen their understanding of the course content and structure. 

Before applying, review the AP Professional Learning Consultant Training and Endorsement Policy to ensure you understand the AP workshop consultant commitments.