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Event Name: ICS Instructor Training - Train-the-Trainer Practicum
Topic: OPS
Hosted By: Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP)
ERT-OSRTI
Event Description:

This 3- to 4-day course is Part 2 of a two-part instruction plan designed to prepare experienced EPA ICS practitioners to meet the FEMA recommendations and EPA requirements to become certified instructors for Intermediate and Advanced ICS (ICS-300/400) and EPA ICS Key Leadership Position (KLP) courses.  

This course, called a “Practicum”, engages participants 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 at least one exercise during the course. The instructor trainee will assist in classroom and exercise set up and 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. Participants will receive written as well as verbal feedback from their fellow instructors. Participants will submit written documentation of their observations.

This course is preceded by ICS KLP Instructor Training Part 1, which is a 1-day Adult Learning Methods classroom training course that provides participants 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. 

Those seeking to obtain certification in multiple ICS course may take the 1-day (Part 1) class only once and arrange to complete additional ICS practicum courses during the KLP course of their particular interest.

This course is intended for EPA personnel with prior training and experience in an ICS Key Leadership Position and requires adult learning methods training to meet the qualifications to become EPA-certified instructors.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate how to use multiple techniques of instruction.
  • Demonstrate effective classroom management skills.
  • Effectively present a course module.
  • Demonstrate the ability to ask and answer questions.
  • Effectively setup, monitor and debrief a classroom exercise.
  • Observe and document effective instructional and classroom management techniques of fellow instructors.

For more information, please contact : 

Steve Ridenour, U.S. EPA National NIMS Coordinator
202-564-9831
Ridenour.steve@epa.gov

Continuing Education Credits: 2.4 to 3.2

THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES.


*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*

IMPORTANT NOTICES – Applicable to all ERTP courses :

  1. ERTP’s receipt of a Trainex course registration is a Registration Request, it 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.
     
  2. 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.
Event Host:Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP)
Additional Information:

Course Dates are 7/18 - 7/20/2023 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Time (Tuesday - Thursday)

Intended for U.S. EPA Region 6 personnel only or by invitation.  

Class hours each day are 8:00 to 5:00, unless otherwise indicated.

Entry Requirements to Federal Facilities - Training Exchange (trainex.org)

Region 6: EPA Region 6 (Dallas, TX) courseEPA REGION 6 STAFF HAVE PRIORITY REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE.

Once a registration is approved, the applicant will receive a confirmed enrollment email notification (usually in the form of a confirmed Outlook email calendar event (that is not identified as “Hold the Date”).

Unless otherwise specified, THIS COURSE, AND OTHER ERTP COURSES, IS NOT OPEN TO CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES.

*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*

IMPORTANT NOTICES - :  

Conference Spending Requirements(known as the “5170”) -Applicable to all ERTP in-person courses & training dates– All EPA staff travel spending will be closely monitored/scrutinized for 5170 cost-monitoring requirements.  All EPA staff registering for the above course registration links are requested to notify the EPA/Region staff identified at the bottom of this webpage in advance and provide the preliminary cost estimate details in writing via email.  The Region POC and/or other EPA staff are responsible for tracking EPA 5170 spending for this training event.  Travel spending includes all funds to be paid for by EPA.  The 5170 conference spending requirement is not applicable to participants external to EPA, where EPA is not funding travel.

EPA travel spending “Project Code for this training event:  The unique project code for this training event is TBD.****

****Participants are responsible for ensuring this code, once it is assigned, is used in the Site Project field under the Accounting tab in Concur.  This code must be used for all travel authorizations, travel vouchers, and local travel vouchers related to this specific training course event.  For the code shown as “TBD”, upon receipt of OCFO’s approval this webpage will be updated to add the approved code.  For TA’s approved in advance, it is the traveler’s responsibility to ensure the TA is amended to add the correct project code(s) and/or MUSTbe added to the final Travel Voucher.  For some back-to-back delivered courses, two different unique travel codes may be required.  If needed, your FCO/Funds Certifying Official can provide assistance to ensure the code is entered correctly in Concur. 

****Note:  ERTP’s training contractors are NOT involved in EPA’s internal 5170 conference spending processes or approvals.  All 5170 related questions are to be forwarded to the Region course POC, or Region Training Coordinator, and/or the EPA ERTP Contracting Officer Representatives (COR’s).

Registration Status: Cancelled
Event Begins: July 18, 2023 at 8:00 AM Eastern
Event Ends: July 20, 2023 at 5:00 PM Eastern
For questions about this event, please contact: Registrar
Phone: 513-251-7669
E-mail: ertp-registrar2@tetratech.com
Location
This event will be held at: U.S. EPA - Region 6
1201 Elm St., Suite 500
Rooms A-B
Dallas, TX 75270-2102
Location Map:
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Location Contact Information: Adam Adams
Phone: 214-202-6952
E-mail: Adams.Adam@epa.gov
 
   
   

 

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