Search form

search button

EMI Goes Green: Student course materials will no longer be available in printed format as common practice. Learn more about EMI's efforts to go green, and details about downloading student materials.

Due to the recent lapse in appropriation, the Independent Study Program is experiencing an unusually high volume of customer service requests, especially for exam results and course completion certificates. We ask for your patience as we aggressively address each customer’s inquiry.


NOTE: The Trainer Program does not provide certification of its participants, or use of a title or ability to use a certification acronym in their signature line as a result of completion of any of the certificates under this training program.

The Basic Instructor Certificate provides entry-level personnel assigned to implement and deliver curriculum in support of courses, training programs and training activities, and an introduction to instructing students in a classroom environment. An emphasis is placed on communication skills, instructional skills, and basic learning theory. A certificate of completion for the Basic Instructor Certificate will be awarded upon completion of required courses. Please contact Matthew Prager at regarding the award of the Basic Instructor Certificate.

Application Requirements: Participants will enroll in the required classroom courses through the NETC Admissions process for courses offered by EMI. Online courses may be completed via the EMI Independent Study Program located at

Required Courses for Certificate Completion:

Effective Communication (IS-242)

And one of the following courses:

Instructional Presentation and Evaluation Skills (E141)

Instructor Training Certification (PER-266)

Course Descriptions:

Effective Communication (IS-242)
Available online from EMI’s Independent Study program (, this course addresses basic communication skills, effective oral communication, and how to prepare an oral presentation.

Instructional Presentation and Evaluation Skills (E141)
A course for laymen, it introduces the practicalities of conducting successful interactions, managing the classroom experience, and making presentations. The course covers the basics of adult learning and training evaluation. Participants have several opportunities to practice presentation and instructional skills.

Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) Instructor Training Certification (PER-266). This course provides the responder with an overview of instruction on adult learning, task analysis, risk and hazard analysis, learning objectives and lesson plans, communication skills, instructional delivery and multimedia, testing and evaluations, and the After Action Review (AAR). Participants will complete practical exercises that require the responder to perform tasks associated with course lessons. Please visit the CDP website at to find more information regarding this course and CDP admissions policies.

Other courses that fulfill certificate requirements:
Previous completion of the Instructional Skills for SMEs (E262) course will fulfill the requirement for Instructional Presentation and Evaluation Skills (E141) or Instructor Training Certification (PER-266).

Back to Top