DATE: May 26, 2017
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:

Announcing the Emergency Telecommunicator-Instructor Certification Course


The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in collaboration with Priority Dispatch, will offer a three-day course for Emergency Telecommunicator-Instructor (ETC-I) Certification, June 29-July 1, 2017, at The Great Wolf LodgeThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website, Williamsburg, Virginia, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.  This professional development opportunity is for high school instructors in emergency medical services, health and medical sciences, public safety, and criminal justice.  

The ETC-1 course will help instructors to improve personal training skills and abilities, become familiar with the standards and content and to learn International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) processes, and how to incorporate local policies.  In addition, participants will receive an IAEDThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website membership, two-year subscription to the Journal of Emergency DispatchThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website, and the ECT teaching package including presentations and instructor notes.  Upon successful completion of the course, participants will have an opportunity to earn certification from the National Academies of Emergency Medical Dispatch.

Online preregistrationThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website is required and must be completed by June 9, 2017.  There is no registration fee.  Seats are limited and will be assigned upon receipt of the registration.  The VDOE will provide the trainer and instructional resource materials.  Participants are responsible for all meals, travel-related expenses, and lodging, if needed.  This is an allowable expenditure of federal Perkins funds as long as it is included in the approved local career and technical education plan.

If you have any questions, please contact Michele R. Green-Wright, Specialist for Health and Medical Sciences and Related Clusters, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, at cte@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-3119.

SRS/LBH/aab

Attachment:

  1. Emergency Telecommunicator-Instructor Certification Course Flyer (PDF)