Basic Instructor Training (5-day)


General Description
Attention: Please review all information carefully before requesting enrollment. Applicants not adhering to the requirements will be denied the seat until prerequisites are met.

The 35-hour Basic Instructor Training Program is designed for individuals who are interested in learning the basics of instruction. This course will give the students the basic skills to teach general topics, including the use of basic PowerPoint, as well as communication and presentation skills. The students will become familiar with the purpose of learning objectives and the components of a lesson plan. This is primarily a presentation skills class. Completion of this course satisfies either the Police Training & Standards Commission or the Correctional Training Commission Instructor Certification training requirements.

Mandatory Prerequisites:
- For each enrollee, the agency head or training coordinator must submit an email to stating the student name, course date enrolled and a 2-3 sentence description of why the student requires the training. Justification should include where the student will be teaching (academy or in-service) and how many hours per program.

- This course is limited to 3 students per agency. If the class is full and a training coordinator wishes to place a student on the waitlist, please complete the Basic Instructor Waitlist Request Form. Contact with any questions.

- Please Note: MPCTC Instructor Certification is only required for those individuals who will be teaching more than 3 hours in any one MPCTC approved training program. An individual who provides 3 hours or less of instruction for a Commission-approved training course is exempt from the requirement to have instructor certification required under COMAR. Additional conditions and details on obtaining full Instructor Certification as required by MPCTC can be found here:

- Agencies wishing to substitute a student will still need to provide the above justification. Walk-in substitutions will not be admitted without a signed justification from the agency head or training coordinator. Also, agencies holding a seat with a yet to-be-determined student will need to send in the justification at least 2 months prior to the course start date. If a student name and justification are not received by this time, the hold will be automatically removed from the roster.

- All applicants for the MPCTC Basic Instructor Training Program must receive approval from their home agency in order to register for this training (online registration implies approval). Students wishing to attend the course outside of authorization from their agency will not be permitted.

- Applicants from any non-client agencies will be admitted to the class only if there are vacant seats remaining within 1 week of the first day of training. Client Agencies are Maryland certified agencies under the regulated authority of the Maryland Police and Corrections Training Commissions (MPCTC). Interested persons can email a signed registration form to to be added to the waitlist. All forms must have an approving signature in order to register the student. This can be an agency head, supervisor, or training coordinator – someone to authorize the student to take this course. MD Police & Correctional Training Commissions requires credit card information in order to process non-client enrollments (Visa or MasterCard).  
Class Information

Location: PSETC Sykesville
Dates of Class: 06/10/2024 - 06/14/2024
Approval Number: P47379
Approved Hours: 35
Price: 70.00

Class Description
$70 for client agencies / $150 for non-client agencies (DPSCS = no cost)
Program Approval Information P47379/ C18683

Note: If a training coordinator wishes to place a student on the waitlist, please complete the Basic Instructor Waitlist Request Form.

20 seats of 20 total student seats are occupied for this class.

Please contact your agency training coordinator to register for this class.

Future Class Dates
07/08/2024 - 07/12/2024
09/09/2024 - 09/13/2024
10/07/2024 - 10/11/2024
11/18/2024 - 11/22/2024
01/06/2025 - 01/10/2025
02/03/2025 - 02/07/2025
03/10/2025 - 03/14/2025
05/05/2025 - 05/09/2025
06/09/2025 - 06/13/2025
07/07/2025 - 07/11/2025
09/08/2025 - 09/12/2025
10/06/2025 - 10/10/2025
11/03/2025 - 11/07/2025

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