DTF- Emergency Vehicle Ops Instructor Certification


General Description
This course is an Instructors Certification program for Emergency Vehicle Operations. The student who successfully completes the program will possess the prerequisites for certification under C.O.M.A.R. as either a Course Safety Officer or a Provisional Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor.

Client Agencies are Maryland certified agencies under the regulated authority of the Maryland Police and Corrections Training Commissions (MPCTC).

This course is limited to 2 students per agency.Training coordinators can contact Katie.Johnson@maryland.gov to add students to the wait list.


All registrations have a closing date of 1 month (30 days) prior to the course starting date. Any cancellations after the closing date may result in the forfeiture of the registration fee.

Cost may be waived if an agency supplies a MPCTC EVO Certified Instructor (per 2 enrolled students) and an agency training vehicle with the ability to re-fuel as necessary, for the entire program duration.

The guidelines for enrolling in an MD Police & Correctional Training Commission (MPCTC) Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor course have changed as of 2019. Please review all information carefully before requesting enrollment. Applicants not adhering to the new requirements will be denied the seat until prerequisites are met.

Mandatory Prerequisites:
- Starting with the May 2019 Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor Certification Program, all attendees must prequalify for admittance into the class. The prequalification will consist of a predetermined course that must be completed within a defined time, without striking any cones. The Drivers Training Facility staff will set 4 days/time frame, prior to the start date of the Instructors School, to allow potential student to qualify for admittance into the Instructors School.
- Individuals that do not prequalify or fail to meet the prequalification standard, as administered by the MPCTC Drivers Training Staff, may not be permitted into the course of instruction. Each potential attendee will be given 2 opportunities to successfully pass the prerequisite qualification course. The two prequalification attempts may be performed on the same day or on a separate date of the 4 predetermined dates.
- The maximum number of potential students that will be permitted to meet the prequalification standard is set at 2 per agency per class. In the event that an Agency’s desired attendee does not successfully complete the prerequisite, that agency may substitute another potential attendee as long as they meet the standard on the prescribed days/times outlined.
- Students on the wait list are welcome to complete the prequalification so to be approved if seats should become available.

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: mdle.net/approval.htm

Process for Scheduling a Pre-Test:
- Potential Candidates will contact the Drivers Training Unit at 410-549-5732 (option #1) to schedule the test prior to the test date. The potential candidate will be given a start time. This start time will reflect the time the test will commence.
- Potential Candidates must arrive at the Tactical Course entrance gate a minimum of 15 minutes prior to their assigned test time for the safety brief and testing overview. The potential Candidate will receive instruction and then attempt a qualification. The vehicle used for qualification shall be determined by the DTF staff and be ready for testing. The test shall be the Entry Level Combined Skills Practical. This course encompasses skid control, precision skills, hazard recognition and emergency response at a recruit level.
- The standard is that of the DTF Entry/Recruit Level EVO class with a required overall proficiency of 75% or greater, without any cone strikes, within a 6 minute 30 second time limit.

Any questions should be directed to the Drivers Training Facility Staff. Special Note: Only those registered or on the waiting list can attempt to qualify or be tested.
Class Information

Location: Driver Training Facility, Sykesville
Dates of Class: 11/05/2018 - 11/09/2018 & 11/12/2018 - 11/16/2018
Approval Number: P29354
Approved Hours: 75
Price: 500.00

Class Description
Course Cut-Off Date 10/5/18. Contact Katie.Johnson@maryland.gov to register.
$500 for client agencies; $750 for non-client agencies.

12 seats of 12 total student seats are occupied for this class.

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

Future Class Dates
04/15/2019 - 04/15/2019 & 05/13/2019 - 05/24/2019
11/11/2019 - 11/15/2019 & 11/18/2019 - 11/22/2019
05/11/2020 - 05/15/2020 & 05/18/2020 - 05/22/2020
11/09/2020 - 11/13/2020 & 11/16/2020 - 11/20/2020

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