Certification Hierarchy and Program Structure

Instructor and Training Officer Phases and Promotion Requirements

Instructor Phases Promotion Requirements 

(Phase Promotions are cumulative. Instructor -> Student):

1.       Assistant Instructor – (AI) Working with a Certified Instructor to obtain Certification (in process).

2.       Instructor – (IN) Certified to teach completed Levels of relevant Components and maintains IN membership (including continuing education) with the program.

3.       Full Instructor – (FI) Certified in all Levels of a Component, has achieved successful assessment/ evaluation by supervising STO or CTO, has prepared at least one Instructor for Certification by supervising TO, and maintains FI membership (including continuing education) with the program.

4.       Senior Instructor – (SI) Certified in all Levels of multiple Components, with successful assessment/ evaluation by supervising CTO, has at least one Certified Instructor to oversee, and maintains SI membership (including continuing education) with the program.

Training Officer Phases Promotion Requirements 

(Phase Promotions are cumulative. Training Officer -> Instructor):

1.       Training Officer – (TO) Minimum of SI phase certification, has held at least one CTO supervised Certification event involving Components for which the SI is certified, and maintains TO membership (including continuing education) with the program. Is able to Certify FI for Components under which SI Certification is held.

2.       Senior Training Officer – (STO) Is certified in all Levels of, at least, Components 1, 2, and 3 and is a Certified TO phase Instructor, is able to certify Full Instructors for Components under which TO Certification is held, and maintains STO membership (including continuing education) with the program.

3.       Chief Training Officer – (CTO) Currently Only Founders. Create, update, and maintain entirety of program. Certify all Phases, Components, and Levels. Supervise all Instructors of all Phases.


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