A wide variety of organizations offer instructor training certification courses including disaster management agencies, professional fitness organizations and software companies. These certification courses typically include preparatory coursework and an opportunity to sit for a certification exam.
Examples of disaster preparedness instructor courses include those provided by the American Red Cross and FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA's courses cover information such as classroom management and basic learning theory along with emergency specific skills. Red Cross training programs prepare individuals to instruct specific Red Cross training courses, such as general first aid training.
Individuals can become certified personal trainers and fitness instructors by taking courses from organizations such as the American Council on Exercise. Software companies such as Microsoft also offer certification courses designed to prepare individuals to instruct others in the use of their programs.