According to the regulation of Minister of National Education Republic of Indonesia Number 26 of 2008, there are two tracks for becoming head of science laboratory in schools: through the teacher track and through the technician track. One of the requirements for being a head of science laboratory following the teacher track is to have a head of science laboratory certificate issued by a university or other institution established by the government. Until recently, only a few schools have had a head of science laboratory in accordance with the requirements and demands of the competencies defined. In 2017, SEAMEO QITEP in Science (SEAQIS) conducted four training courses for head of science laboratory located in Siak Regency, Garut Regency, Gowa Regency, and Jayapura City. Through the implementation of this method training, research was conducted aiming to determine the effectiveness of the training, the significance of the cognitive change in participants, the participants’ perceptions, and the factors affecting their cognitive abilities. The research employed a quasi-experimental research method, and a one group pre- and post-test design. The research instruments used were test items and a questionnaire form. Through the instruments used, the research obtained data on the pre- and post-test scores of the participants, and data on participants’ responses. The data were then analyzed using normalized gain interpretation, a paired t-test, and percentage values of participants’ perceptions. This paper describes the results based on the goal. The results of the research are to be used as the basis for improving and developing the training of Head of Science Laboratory Candidates held by SEAQIS, aiming to enhance the competence of teachers and educational personnel in science.

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