Hi Jane. Yes, one of the places where I provide specialty training services is paying for a specialty certification for me so that I can provide specialty training to their members. The certification costs $975 and they will be paying for the certification and attendant expenses.
I’m not sure which side of the ‘coin’ you’re on (i.e. whether you’re the employer asking this question or a trainer looking to be reimbursed), however what I’d say is that if you’re the trainer, getting reimbursed for this type of ‘professional development’ comes down to starting the conversation with your employer and being prepared to demonstrate how this (paying for your Cert) will ultimately benefit the club.