An Update to the Train-the-Trainer Program

James Zamora
5 min read

The New Mexico Tech (NMT)/EMRTC Train-the-Trainer program allows graduates of specific courses to become Indirect Instructors for NMT/EMRTC Training. Indirect Instructors teach awareness-level (shorter length) courses within their jurisdiction. To become an Indirect Instructor participants must already be recognized as an instructor or trainer within their agency/organization or jurisdiction.

This program is offered at no cost to qualifying participants and is a backbone component of NMT/EMRTC' Training's mission to deliver training across all US communities.

NMT/EMRTC Training has revised the requirements to becoming and Indirect Instructor, in total, there are five steps to becoming an Indirect Instructor:

1. Register for a Train-the-Trainer Course
At the moment, there are two courses that are part of the Train-the-Trainer program; Prevention of and Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents (PRSBI) 32 hours, and Response to Bombing Incidents (RBI) 24 hours. Graduates of these courses who complete all program requirements are certified to teach the awareness-level, 4 hour, version of the course.

2. Provide Documentation of Trainer/Instructor Status
During course registration, participants will be asked to submit documentation of their trainer/instructor status.

3. Complete the Course
Participants must attend, complete all course components, and score a 90% or above in the knowledge assessment post-test.

4. Complete NMT ISEE Online Course
Participants must complete the NMT/EMRTC First Responder Training Instructor Standards, Expectations, and Excellence online course to familiarize themselves with the administrative components and program expectations.

5. Certification
After completing all requirements, participants are certified to teach within their jurisdiction in coordination with and on behalf of NMT/EMRTC Training.

The NMT/EMRTC Train-the-Trainer program is an easy way for course participants to share critical readiness information with their peers and their communities.