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LEVEL 3 - TRAINER TRAINING

 
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If you would like to be considered for the three-day Level 3 Trainer Training course, click here for more information on eligibility. 

 

COST: Training is provided free of charge to eligible attendees.  In-person attendees are responsible for their own travel expenses. If you are attending an in-person training, lunch will be delivered; payment of $30 to cover refreshments and lunches due at check in/arrival.

 
​​Background Information
 

Level 3 Trainers are certified to train individuals to be Level 1 or Level 2 watercraft inspectors and decontaminators. The Level 3 course is most appropriate for local, state, or federal AIS Coordinators, WID station supervisors, and concessionaires. 

To become a qualified Trainer you must:

  • Successfully complete the WID Level 3 Trainer Training course.

  • Demonstrate skills, knowledge and ability to effectively teach the WID Level 1 and Level 2 courses in both classroom and practical sessions.

Note: PSMFC reserves the right to refuse trainer certification to those that do not meet expectations.


Additional considerations include:

  • Hosting a WID Level 2 Inspector and Decontamination Training course – If the capacity exists for mentoring, it is recommended that ALL new trainers co-teach a minimum of two WID Level 2  Inspection and Decontamination courses prior to teaching alone, and that they be evaluated by an experienced trainer prior to teaching independently.


Trainers should be prepared to:

  • Teach watercraft inspection and decontamination according to the most recent WID procedures included in the WID Manual

  • Obtain and use the latest training materials (e.g. WID Training Curriculum( 2021) and UMPS IV.) (See Trainer Resources for additional materials).

  • Ensure all training prep work is completed in advance.  Lead trainers may employ helpers or assistants who work behind the scenes to prep boats, equipment and provide supplies to keep the class progressing on time and smoothly.  

  • Document attendee trainings and certification levels. 

Note: All trainers must teach the current Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species (WRP) approved procedures and not procedures from previous years.  It is the responsibility of the trainer to obtain and use the most recent materials available on this website and at www.westernregionalpanel.org.

 
​​Eligibility

Eligibility requirements to be a WID Trainer include:

  • Successful completion of a Level 2 watercraft inspection and decontamination course.

    • Performed at least 50 inspections according to the WID protocols.

    • Performed at least 5 full decontaminations.

    • Should have decontaminated at least 1 mussel infested boat or a surrogate.

  • Successful completion of a Level 3 WID Trainer’s course includes demonstrating:

    • a working knowledge of the WID Manual,

    • an excellent understanding of how to apply the WID protocols and procedures, and

    • the ability to effectively teach this course in both the classroom and practical hands-on sessions.

 

  • Optional: If capacity exists for mentoring, it is recommended that newly certified trainers co-teach a minimum of two classes and that they be evaluated by an experienced trainer prior to teaching independently.

 

  • Optional: It is recommended trainers attend an Advanced Decontamination course to be fully educated in systems and components on more complex watercraft.

Please contact us if you would like to be considered for the WID Level 3 Trainer Training course.

 

 
 
Sample Agendas​

​Note: times shown below may not reflect the agenda of the class you enroll in, guest instructors may vary

​Note: times shown below may not reflect the agenda of the class you enroll in, guest instructors may vary

Please See WID Trainers Manual for additional sample agendas

 
Contact Us

 

If you have any questions, would like to be considered for an upcoming WID Level 3 Trainer Training, or are interested in hosting a WID training session, please contact:

“Quagga D” Davis

(702) 236-3814

quaggadee@cox.net