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Event Name: Virtual ICS Instructor Training - Adult Learning Methods
Event Description:

This 1-day course is Part 1 of a two-part instruction plan designed for experienced EPA ICS practitioners to meet the FEMA recommendations and EPA requirements to become certified instructors of Intermediate and Advanced ICS (ICS-300/400) and EPA ICS Key Leadership Position (KLP) courses. 

This course provides participants one day (8 hours) of classroom training covering adult learning theory, classroom management, exercise creation, exercise conduct, and other material that will aid the new instructor in presenting ICS classes.

Instructional methods include lectures, modeling, class discussions and exercises. Homework projects will be given,which participants must successfully complete within two weeks to receive course credit.

In Part 2, called a “Practicum”, participants will participate as an instructor trainee in the respective ICS-300/400 or KLP position course for which they have already become an experienced practitioner. Each instructor trainee will present at least one classroom lecture and facilitate as least one exercise during the course. The instructor trainee will observe and document the instructional and classroom management techniques of experienced instructors as well as be observed by them. A feedback session will be held at the end of each day of the course.

Those seeking to obtain certification in multiple ICS courses need only take this 1-day course (Part 1) once, followed by completing the practicum portion (Part 2) for each ICS course of their particular interest.

This course is intended for EPA personnel with prior training and experience in Intermediate and Advance ICS (ICS-300/400) and/or an ICS Key Leadership Position and require adult learning methods training to meet the qualifications to become EPA-certified instructors.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain characteristics of adult learners
  • Define Trainer Qualities and Behaviors that Enhance the Adult Learning Process
  • Develop learning objectives
  • Explain how to develop training based on objectives
  • Demonstrate how to use media to enhance presentations
  • Explain how to obtain feedback from students to assess learning
  • Creating and using assessment tools
  • List some types of exercise and the advantages and limitations of each
  • Explain the importance of logistics and planning in conducting an exercise
  • Conduct an effective course exercise (to be done in the KLP course)
  • Explain how to manage a classroom environment

IMPORTANT:  ERTP’s receipt of a Trainex course registration is a Registration Requestit is not a Guaranteed Enrollment in the Course. All ERTP training courses require applicant registration thru the Trainex system.  Last minute course arrivals without prior ERTP Trainex course registration approval is not permitted.  Before ERTP issues final approval to deliver any course and/or any EPA offices incurring expenses for the training event (including but not limited to EPA staff travel TA’s and/or ERTP training contractor expenses incurred), all EPA mandatory pre-approvals must all be met. The pre-approvals include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Training location’s availability;
  • COVID status and/or other COVID Guidelines in effect for the location, as well as staff;
  • Agency limitations, scrutiny, and approvals of ‘Conference Spending Requirements (known as the “5170”)’ for the specific training course(s) scheduled delivery timeframe;
  • Weather (blizzard, hurricane, etc);
  • Contractual number of available course training slots;
  • EPA training location staff having priority registration over all other registrations; and/or
  • Hosting site Training Coordinator approval.

In the event a course is subsequently postponed or canceled, or notification of registration cancellation is received, all EPA travel arrangements (airline/car rental/hotel) should be canceled in a timely manner. Registered students will receive a notification via email if/when a course is postponed and/or cancelled.

Notice:For in-person course deliveries, confirmed course registered participants must abide by all facility physical access requirements for the location (examples: check-in at the security gate, Federal ID, Government PIV/CAC cards, photo id’s, etc.).  If applicable for the course or location, restrictions may apply to non-citizens and acceptable identification may be required for facility entry.  Unless otherwise specified, ERTP TRAINING IS GENERALLY NOT OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEES, ACADEMIA, CONTRACTORS, CONSULTANTS OR OTHER PRIVATE ENTITIES.

Event Host:Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP)
Additional Information:

The times for the course are Eastern time.

A computer with the Microsoft Teams App is required for this course. 

In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; students will not be provided copies of the student manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal use from the following address:

Registration Status: Completed
Event Begins: July 26, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Event Ends: July 27, 2022 at 5:00 PM
For questions about this event, please contact: Registrar
Phone: 513-251-7669
This event will be held at: Internet Based
Live Online Class, Internet Based

Class Dates and Times: July 26-27, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) both days

These two Virtual ICS Key Leadership Position (KLP) Instructor Training - Adult Learning Methods courses are being sponsored by the U.S. EPA Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to increase the numbers of qualified EPA-certified ICS-300/400 and KLP instructors nationwide, particularly among members of the U.S. EPA National Incident Management Assistance Team (N-IMAT). 

Therefore, while registration for these classes will be open, the ERTP Contracting Officer Representative (COR) reserves the right to adjust the final enrolled roster, from among both registered and waitlisted applicants, to reflect a target distribution of two slots per U.S. EPA region per class and up to six slots per class for allocation by the U.S. EPA National IMAT Coordinator.  Formal enrollment decisions will be confirmed by email 1 to 2 weeks prior to course delivery.

Enrolled participants will be invited to a separate voluntary “Acclimation Meeting”, which will be conducted prior to the class delivery to help ensure enrolled participants are able to successfully navigate the Microsoft Teams classroom environment and attempt to solve connectivity issues in advance, if possible.”

For more information, please contact the U.S. EPA National IMAT Coordinator:

Steve Ridenour, U.S. EPA N-IMAT Coordinator



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