The teaching staff of a 72-hour PDC is made up of:

  • at least one course tutor;
  • at least one other teacher;
  • possible experts with useful local skills, even without formal permaculture training;
  • possible students in Action Learning Pathway, coached by a teacher.

A teacher must:

  • Have obtained the “Permaculture Design Certificate”
  • Have obtained the “Diploma of Designer in Applied Permaculture”
  • Have completed a Teacher’s Training course or an internal training course for the Swiss Permaculture Association trainers;
  • Accept the criteria of the “PDC Validation Protocol”

It would be desirable that he or she participate in an Accreditation Commission once every two years.