The instructor update class is a much less formal process and generally takes only one day.  Trainers can provide instructor updates as one of their offerings.  What is involved in an update class is a great question.

  • Discipline skills assessment, all skills do not need to be assessed.
  • Cover all changes in the discipline that have taken place over the past 5 years.
  • Cover all changes in the ACA that have taken place over the past 5 years.  A great example are the relatively new First Aid and CPR requirements.  The new skills assessment program is another great example.
  • Share teaching techniques.
  • Verify teaching skills.
  • Verify the instructor knows about all the various ways to register and report skills and assessment courses.

The objective of an update class is pretty simple - ensure the instructor stays current in knowledge of the discipline and the ACA.