NTC has a comprehensive Instructor Certification Program to ensure its courses are administered accurately and effectively. Under the program, NTC coursework is categorized into three tiers (i.e., Outreach and Education; Safety Program Certification; and NTC Certification) that drive the level (role) at which participants are required to be certified (i.e., Presenter, Instructor, or Master Instructor). NTC has created detailed descriptions that not only define the scope of each role’s tasks and responsibilities, but also the knowledge, skills, and competencies required for successful performance. Those role-specific requirements are foundation for the selection, development, and evaluation of individuals responsible for administering NTC coursework.
The Instructor Certification Program is open to individuals currently employed by FMCSA or a participating state program. For more information on the Instructor Certification Program, including the specific procedures and requirements for certification, please refer to our certification manual below, or contact us via email at NTC-Certification@dot.gov before submitting an application.