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Virtual ICS Instructor Training - Adult Learning Methods

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 1-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 lecture, modeling, class discussions and exercises. Homework projects will be given,which participants must successfully complete within twoweeks 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 andrequire 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.

For general information contact REGISTRAR by telephone at 513-333-4820 or via e-mail at ertp-registrar2@tetratech.com

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