Skip to main content

Instructor Training Course

32 Contact Hours


ITC is a 32-hour training course that provides instruction on adult learning, instructor competencies, classroom strategies, communication skills, instructional delivery, use of technology
in a classroom, and assessment of student learning outcomes. The course utilizes current training delivery strategies, which are supported by a series of facilitated discussion and practical
exercises that require the participant to demonstrate advanced instructor skills. At the conclusion of this training program, the participant will demonstrate knowledge to
provide instruction to the adult learning audience.

NOTE: This course does not qualify the individual as an instructor or trainer in any specific FEMA course.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Demonstrate various teaching and delivery strategies and identify learning resources as applied to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive (CBRNE) training environment.
  • Discuss effective communication techniques for an adult-learning audience.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage the learning environment effectively, considering the needs of a diverse audience.
  • Develop and deliver a 30-minute oral presentation to an adult audience.
  • Develop, deliver, and evaluate a 20-minute oral presentation to an adult audience.

Target Audience

Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Hazardous Materials, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, and Public Works.

Prerequisites and Requirements

As an integral part of your training experience, you will learn and use adult learning theory to deliver three (3) presentations:

The topic or material you bring from home to perform a 5-minute oral presentation. In preparation for your scheduled ITC class, please choose and prepare a Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear, Explosion (CBRNE) or an all-hazard topic of local or national interest.
Two other presentations on topics provided by the staff (that you select from a list of topics) are also required during this course.

20-minute presentation on a selected case study and video (instructor will provide a list to choose from)
30-minute presentation on selected equipment or tool (again a list to choose from) that you will demonstrate and provide hands-on activity for the participants.

You will have time to further prepare your presentations during your training.



Continuing Education Credits

The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) is an Accredited Provider (AP) of Continuing Education Units (CEU) and is authorized to award the following CEUs for successful completion of this activity:

IACET (International Association of Continuing Education and Training) –  3.1 CEUs