Basic Instructor Certification Course

This Basic Instructor Certification course is designed to provide the basic concepts of instruction and to increase the quality of professional law enforcement training. This course introduces the student to the teaching-learning process, phases of the teaching-learning process, factors affecting learning, needs assessment, task analysis, developing learning objectives, preparing a lesson plan, and methods of instruction. The students will be taught how to develop and use instructional media to enhance their presentations. In addition, the fundamental techniques of developing testing and evaluation procedures will be presented. Each trainee must demonstrate the basic knowledge and skills required to effectively instruct a lesson during two teaching exercises which will be evaluated by two instructors.

Topics Covered / Course Objectives

  • Designing lesson plans and course documentation
  • Enhancing presentation skills and public speaking
  • Improving methods for effective instruction
  • Understanding factors that affect learning
  • Understanding processes of teaching/learning
  • Using instructional aids/media
  • Writing learning objectives

Who Should Attend / Admission Requirements

  • Individuals desiring to qualify for an instructor proficiency certification
  • Texas peace officers wishing to become trainers
  • Agency Training Coordinators
  • Training Supervisors
  • Public safety trainers
  • Pre-Requisites: Two years' experience as a peace officer, telecommunicator, or jailer; or a bachelor's degree and two years of teaching experience; or a graduate degree.

Course Hours

Participants receive 40 hours of TCOLE (1014) credit.

Course Cost / Fee Policy

Basic Instructor Certification Course is$395 per person.

Cancellation / No-Show Policy

If the participant has already paid, he/she will be refunded half the cost of the registration fee if written notice of cancellation is received by the Program Coordinator no later than seven (7) business days prior to the program. No refunds are available after this date, but substitutions of attendees are permitted.

If no written cancellation is received and the participant does not attend the program, the participant or their agency will be required to pay 100% of the registration fee if the registration fee was not previously paid.

Course Contact

Camara Walden, Coordinator - Professional Development Programs
Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas
George J. Beto Criminal Justice Building
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2417
Fax: (936) 294-3926
Phone: (936) 294-4995
Phone: 800-477-9248

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OPENJul 22 - 26, 2024Basic Instructor Certification Course Huntsville, TX Register Online $395.00

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