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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 beginning of your training. As an instructor you must qualify under one of the following:
  • IAED (EMD) Training Site/Educational Facility (college or university)
  • IAED (EMD) Academy-Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE)

 

Qualifications

ALS Certification

  • Previous training, experience, and certification or licensure as an ALS-level medical practitioner (i.e., paramedic, EMS nurse, or EMS physician) 
  • Five years as a field paramedic or five years as an EMS or Clinical Emergency Care doctor or nurse

Instructional Education

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

Training Experience

  • Previous training experience in EMS/prehospital care personnel training, preferably at the ALS level
  • Five years of training experience is preferred

Medical Dispatching

  • Previous work with medical dispatching and communication center operations
  • On-line experience with a system utilizing the Advanced MPDS 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

EMD Certification

  • Attend and complete a basic 24-hour EMD certification course
  • Submit a photocopy of the certificate
  • Achieve passing examination grade of at least 85 percent

Recommendation

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

Application and Curriculum Vitae

  • Submit a curriculum vitae (formal resume) with a completed EMD 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 (EMD) Training Site/Educational Facility (college or university)
  • IAED (EMD) Academy-Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE)

After written contract approval from the Academy-authorized training entity that initiated the candidate's EMD 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 84111
  • The Instructor Academy provides the teaching tools and insight for successfully presenting the three-day EMD 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 two additional basic 24-hour EMD certification courses 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 EMD certification course as the lead instructor with an in-person evaluation by an Academy-approved master faculty instructor
  • The master instructor may minimally assist in teaching the course as necessary

Evaluation

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

Continued Certification

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

 

EMD Instructor Certification

Complete EMD 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. Teaching is limited to the surrounding area, region, or educational sphere of influence as stipulated under the terms of a licensed training site contract.

 

EMD Instructor Recertification

The EMD instructor must complete the following requirements every two years (or as required by the Academy) to maintain certification.

Instructor Recertification Workshop

  • The workshops are typically held in conjunction with the annual NAVIGATOR Conference. 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 EMD certification courses taught over the previous two years 

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 EMD recertification processing and an additional $50 for instructor certification. The fee is included in the tuition for the instructor recertification workshop. In some cases, these fees may be included in a Comprehensive Implementation.
 

EMD Instructor Decertification

Academy EMD 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.