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Instructor

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Academy-approved Instructors must have a legal agreement in place with the Academy's training management company. This agreement must be in place prior to the beginnning of your training. As an instructor you must qualify under one of the following:
  • IAED (EFD) Licensed Training Site/Educational Facility (college or university)
  • IAED (EFD) Academy-Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE)

 

Qualifications

Experience and Certification

  • NFPA Fire Service Instructor I certification
  • NFPA Officer I certification
  • Five years as a full-time/paid firefighter, or 10 years as a part-time/volunteer firefighter, with a minimum of three years or more as a company line officer

Instructional Education

  • Previous training in disciplines of adult learning theory, adult education, and instructional technology
  • Significant classroom instructional experience is preferred

Personnel Training

  • Previous experience in fire rescue personnel training

Fire Dispatching

  • Previous work with fire dispatching and communication center operations
  • On-line experience with a system utilizing the Advanced FPDS is preferred

Computer Knowledge

  • Previous experience with and knowledge of personal computers
  • Ability to perform basic personal computer operations
  • Experience with Microsoft® PowerPoint presentation software is preferred
 

Prerequisites

EFD Certification

  • Attend and complete a basic 24-hour EFD certification course
  • Submit a photocopy of the certificate
  • Achieve passing examination grade of 85 percent or higher is preferred

Recommendation

  • Submit three letters of formal recommendation with one each from your primary employer, training agency management, and fire chief
  • Recommendations that discuss candidate's teaching abilities are preferred

Application and Curriculum Vitae

  • Submit a curriculum vitae (formal resume) with a completed EFD Instructor Application (should include, at a minimum, previous work experience and references, as well as personal contact information)
 

Process for Certification Eligibility

Academy-approved Instructors must have a legal agreement in place with the Academy's training management company. This agreement must be in place prior to the beginnning of your training. As an instructor you must qualify under one of the following:

  • IAED (EFD) Licensed Training Site/Educational Facility (college or university)
  • IAED (EFD) Academy-Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE)

After written contract approval from the Academy-authorized training entity that initiated the candidate's EFD Instructor training, and after having fulfilled all qualifications and prerequisites, the candidate shall successfully complete the following:

Instructor Academy Attendance and Participation

  • The instructor candidate (IC) begins the instructor certification process by attending a four-day Instructor Academy held at the IAED offices located at 110 South Regent Street, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • The Instructor Academy provides the teaching tools and insight for successfully presenting the three-day EFD certification course
  • The candidate is assigned segments of the course to teach, and presents the information as part of the coursework

Course Team-Teach

  • The IC team teaches at least one additional basic 24-hour EFD certification course taught by an Academy senior faculty instructor
  • The IC is responsible for presenting the course material assigned by the senior faculty member prior to the course

Trial Training Course

  • The IC must complete a three-day EFD certification course as the lead instructor with an in-person evaluation by an Academy-approved senior faculty instructor
  • The senior instructor may minimally assist in teaching the course as necessary

Evaluation

  • A formal, positive, written evaluation and recommendation for EFD instructor certification by an Academy senior faculty instructor
  • The highest recommendation is preferred
 

Continued Certification

Continued EFD Instructor Certification is based on attending a formal instructor recertification workshop (see explanation under the EFD Instructor Recertification section), assignment to an authorized training entity, as well as relevant employment.

 

EFD Instructor Certification

Complete EFD Instructor certification is awarded once the candidate has completed all training requirements.

In-House Instructor

This category denotes instructors employed by an agency that is an Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE). Teaching is limited to the specific center.

Site Instructor

This category applies to instructors employed by an Academy-authorized educational institution or EMS training site. Teaching is limited to the surrounding area, region, or educational sphere of influence as stipulated under the terms of a licensed training site contract.

 

EFD Instructor Recertification

The EFD instructor must complete the following requirements every two years to maintain certification.

Instructor Recertification Workshop

  • The workshops are held at the annual NAVIGATOR Conference, and additional workshops may be available throughout the year

Application and Verification

The instructor must:

  • Submit a completed, formal instructor recertification application that verifies personal contacts and includes at least four EFD certification courses taught over the previous two years or at least two courses over the previous two years plus 48 teaching hours of continuing dispatch education (CDE)

Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct

  • The instructor must abide by the Academy's Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct

Payment of Fees

  • There is a $100 fee payable to the Academy, which covers $50 for basic EFD recertification processing and an additional $50 for instructor certification. The fee is included in the tuition for the instructor recertification workshop
 

EFD Instructor Decertification

Academy EFD instructor certification and other recognition is a privilege, not a right. Questionable situations the Academy may review can result in the denial, suspension, or revocation of certification or other recognition. Readmission is the Academy's sole discretion.