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Recertification (Maintenance) Requirements
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Course Reporting:

In order to fulfill Instructor, Instructor Trainer (IT) or Instructor Trainer Educator (ITE) maintenance requirements, it is necessary to report a minimum number of courses. However, the SEI Department encourages Instructors to report all courses using either the regular Skills Course Report Form or the EZ Skills Course Report Form found on the Form page. Having an accurate assessment of the ACA's safety, education and instruction outreach is a vital component in advancing the mission of the association.

Instructor Maintenance Requirements:

By the end of the 4 year certification period, the following minimum maintenance requirements must be met in order for the certification to be renewed for an additional 4 years:

  • Maintain annual ACA membership and SEIC registration
  • Instructors must teach and properly report a minimum of two classes every four years. At least one class should be at the highest level of certification.
  • Successfully complete an Instructor Update during the certification period. 

Instructor Updates can be accomplished by one of the following methods:

  • Participate in an actual Instructor Update course at your highest certification level
  • Assist with an IDW or ICE at the highest level of certification (with the pre-approval of the facilitating IT) and complete a review of ACA Policies & Procedures with the IT
  • Complete an approved Endorsement (check with the SEI Department beforehand)
  • Co-teach a skills course at your highest level of certification under the supervision of an IT in that discipline and complete a review of ACA Policies & Procedures with the IT

Instructor Trainer Maintenance Requirements:

By the end of the 4 year certification period, the following minimum maintenance requirements must be met in order for an IT's certification to be renewed for an additional 4 years:

  • Maintain annual ACA membership and SEIC registration
  • Participate in an Instructor Trainer Update. Alternatively, ITs may co-teach an IDW and ICE with another IT or assist teaching an ITDW in lieu of an IT Update
  • Teach a minimum of four (4) properly reported courses to include: one IDW/ICE at the highest level of certification, one Update, and one skills or assessment course. The remaining courses can be at the IT's discretion

Instructor Trainer Educator Maintenance Requirements:

By the end of the 4 year certification period, the following minimum maintenance requirements must be met in order for an ITE's renewal application to go before the SEIC Standards Committee.

  • Maintain annual ACA membership and SEIC registration
  • Complete the ITE renewal application. ITE renewal requests must be received prior to the final SEIC meeting of the calendar year of the ITE's expiration
  • Teach a minimum of six (6) properly reported courses to include: one must be a skills or assessment course, one must be an Instructor Update, and one must be be an IDW & ICE at the highest level of certification. The additional three courses are at the ITE's discretion
  • ITE must teach at least one (1) course with another IT or ITE in the respective discipline
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