FEMA Instructor Training Certification is a process through which municipal emergency personnel and public health workers learn how to teach emergency management skills to other professionals in these areas, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Instructor Training Certification course takes 5 days to complete and covers topics such as oral communication skills, presentation and instruction, adult education and task analysis. The goal of the certification is to prepare emergency personnel and other public officials to train others in topics related to disasters requiring a public services response.
As the "instructor training" name implies, students in the Instructor Training Certification course learn how to provide useful instruction to other professional adults. The goal is to help students provide effective information in an instructional setting. As such, part of the focus of the course is on allowing subject-matter experts to communicate their knowledge to people who are not necessarily experts in the same field, states the Center for Domestic Preparedness.
Professionals who work in law enforcement, public health, emergency medical services, health care, public works, emergency management and general government administration are all target candidates for Instructor Training Certification. Instructor Training Certification can be part of FEMA's Basic Instructor Certificate program.