Instructor Development
Prerequisites for Attendance: It is highly encouraged that Agencies provide candidates with the opportunity to observe classes they are interested in teaching prior to starting the certification process. New Instructors must possess a minimum of 2 years of active/concurrent certification in the subject area of which candidacy to instruct is requested. Applicants must submit proof of meeting required prerequisites, as well as pass a subject matter pretest.
Target Audience: NTCs Instructor Certification Process is open to FMCSA and State personnel who have been approved for technical competency and subject matter expertise by the appropriate FMCSA and/or State Lead MCSAP Agency and validated by NTC.
Description: This course will provide new and experienced instructors the knowledge and skills to deliver more effective training.
Objective: The course is designed to prepare participants to teach on behalf of the National Training Center and will focus on: • Approved methodologies and techniques. • Course delivery with emphasis on uniformity, integrity and quality of instruction. • The five steps in the ISD system • Behavioral learning outcomes • Forms of interactivity and positive interpersonal skills • Training techniques • Three styles of learning • Application of adult learning through recorded training sessions.
Length: 80 hours
Post-Requirements: Upon completion of the course, candidates must: • Pass a formal evalution by a Master Instructor • Remain current in their field of expertise • Actively present instruction in their topic a minimum of 2 times per year (at least 1 out of state) • Maintain current regulatory training requirements and certifications • Maintain positive evaluations