Looking to learn more about the ECSI's Instructor Development Course
(IDC)? Explore our FAQ below to find out everything you need to know:
What is the IDC?
The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is an integral part of becoming an ECSI Instructor. This 11-hour in-person course prepares candidates to teach life-saving skills. For an overview of the IDC please click here.
Who must complete the IDC?
If you have teaching experience you may not be required to complete the IDC. To find out if you need to complete the IDC to become an ECSI Instructor please click here.
Who can offer the IDC?
To offer the IDC you must be an Instructor Trainer. To apply to become an Instructor Trainer you can log into the Member Center and click on “Become an Instructor Trainer”. Once you apply, we will review your credentials on file as well as the rosters that you have submitted. You must have a minimum of two rosters on file to be considered for Instructor Trainer status.
How do I obtain the resources to teach the IDC?
Once you are approved for Instructor Trainer status you can purchase the IDC online:
You will receive an access code which you can redeem to download the following resources:
• Instructor Candidate Manual
• Instructor Trainer Manual
• PowerPoint presentations
• Certificate of Completion Fillable PDF
Who qualifies to complete the IDC?
Anyone interested in taking the IDC must first have a thorough understanding of the life-saving skills that they will teach as an ECSI Instructor. They should have a current provider card or other proof of skills/experience.
What is the cost per candidate to go through the IDC?
Unlike other ECSI courses there is no cost per candidate. Your only cost is your initial purchase of the IDC. Once you have the resources to teach the course there is no additional cost.
How do I issue course completion cards for the IDC?
The process to issue course completion cards for the IDC is different than other ECSI courses. Unlike our other courses you will not be submitting a roster. Included with the IDC is a Certificate of Completion fillable PDF. You will need to fill out the information on the PDF, print out, and give to the candidates upon completion. If you do not want to print out the certificates, you can email them. However, because the document can be altered after saving, once you have filled out the certificate you should select the option to “print” and then select printer as “print to PDF”. This will give you a PDF with the candidate’s information that cannot be altered. You can then save and email the certificate as an attachment.
What’s the next step once the IDC has been completed?
The candidate is now qualified for instructor status. They should apply online at:
On the application where it asks for “Current Instructor Credentials” they should check off:
• ECSI Instructor Development Course
They are also required to either fax, email, or upload proof of credentials. They will need to provide:
• IDC Certificate of Completion
• Current provider card or other proof of content knowledge
Interested in the ECSI Instructor Development Course to help train new instructors in your organization? Click here.
ECSI’s Instructor Development Course may only be offered by approved Instructor Trainers. For a detailed list of ECSI’s Instructor-Trainer responsibilities, call 1-800-716-7264 to speak with a membership representative.
More questions? Reach out to our dedicated team of specialists here.