Maryland Instructor Certification Review Board

An independent Board responsible for the administration of the Emergency Services Instructor Certification Program in accord with Code of Maryland Regulations 13B.03.01

 

WELCOME!

We hope you will find this site useful in answering questions you may have concerning the State of Maryland's instructor certification system, and encourage your feedback and suggestions. If you have any questions or comments concerning the certification process, you can contact the Board's administrative office at the University of Maryland by calling 301-226-9962 or email the MICRB at: micrb@mfri.org.



THE NEXT MEETING OF THE MICRB IS SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019.  THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS CLOSE OF BUSINESS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2019.

The following instructors are due to recertify at that time:

MICRB Recertification List

MICRB Application



NEWS:

Standards Review

State regulations require that every two years, the Certification Standards and Procedures for Emergency Service Instructors in the State of Maryland (“Orange Book”) and certification authority shall be reviewed by the agencies and organizations represented on the Maryland Instructor Certification Review Board.  The delegates and alternates appointed to represent these organizations on the Board have spent a significant amount of time since the last review discussing potential changes to the current version of COMAR. 
The MICRB seeks and welcomes your input.  Please submit your suggestions and comments in writing to the Board by Friday, June 28, 2019.  Following that deadline, the document will move forward to the Maryland Higher Education Commission in preparation for the required public comment period.
 The Maryland Instructor Certification Review Board appreciates your active participation and support of the instructor certification program and we look forward to your comments.



Reentry Policy     

At the July 11, 2018 meeting of the Maryland Instructor Certification Review Board, the Board unanimously approved a policy and procedures for permission to begin the reentry process.  The purpose of the policy is to ensure that instructors whose certification has lapsed have approval from the MICRB to begin the reentry process.  Instructors without approval from the MICRB to begin the reentry process are in violation of COMAR, and thus both the instructor and the sponsoring agency assume the associated liabilities.  Instructors who have NOT been approved by the MICRB are prohibited from teaching or representing themselves as MICRB-certified State Emergency Services Instructors.
This policy is effective immediately.  Any requests for reentry submitted for approval at the next meeting will NOT be accepted without the required documentation.


2019 Instructor Skills Dates   

2019 ALS Instructor Skills
  • August 3rd and 4th  - MFRI HQ in College Park
  • ALS instructors/candidates must have a letter of recommendation from their sponsoring agency  to enroll.
  • MFRI ALS instructors/candidates must be sponsored by MFRI ALS Section
  • For additional information or to register, contact Brian Frearson BFrearson@mfri.org
  • Space is limited!
Fall Skills Weekend SAVE THE DATE:
  • Skills Enhancement – September 28 / 29
  • Skills Weekend – October 12 / 13
Management Skills candidates will still be evaluated via portfolio method of experience and training credentials using the required matrix sheet. Richard Armstrong, Coordinator, MFRI NERTC, is the initial evaluator for all Management Skills.



Spring Instructor Evaluator Workshop

The Spring Instructor Evaluator Workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at MFRI Headquarters in College Park.  Instructors eligible to attend must be recommended by their sponsoring agency and MICRB certified for at least one certification cycle (3 years).  Sponsoring agencies should provide the candidate(s) name and email address, and send to micrb@mfri.org  Please DO NOT have instructors contact the MICRB directly
Seating is limited to 20 instructors.  Registration deadline is Friday, May 10. 




About the MICRB

About the MICRB

Policies and Regulations

Policies and Regulations

State regulations require that every two years, the Certification Standards and Procedures for Emergency Service Instructors in the State of Maryland (“Orange Book”) and certification authority shall be reviewed by the agencies and organizations represented on the Maryland Instructor Certification Review Board.  The MICRB seeks and welcomes your input.  Please submit your suggestions and comments in writing to the Board by Friday, June 28, 2019.
Sponsoring Agencies

Sponsoring Agencies

Instructors

Instructors

Professional Development

Professional Development