Become a CTAS INSTRUCTOR
CTAS Instructor Eligibility Criteria
- Must be a current NENA member.
- Must have attended the current combined CTAS course within the past 12 months.
- Minimum of two (2) years of recent emergency triage experience using CTAS.
- Current and/or previous teaching experience such as TNCC, ENPC, PALS, ACLS or other emergency programming preferred.
CTAS Instructor Application Process
To apply to become a CTAS Instructor, submit the following to email@example.com:
- A current Curriculum Vitae (CV).
- Proof of current NENA membership.
- Proof of attendance at the current combined CTAS course within the past 12 months.
- A letter of recommendation from your manager which references your triage experience and teaching ability.
Once all the above documents have been received, your application will be reviewed by NENA. Please allow at least 3 weeks for your application to be processed. Do not attend an Instructor Course prior to receiving an emailed approval of your application from the CTAS NWG.
CTAS Instructor Training Process
- Attend a one-day CTAS Instructor Course taught by an approved CTAS Instructor Trainer (IT). For assistance locating a CTAS NWG approved Instructor Trainer please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
- Upon completion of Instructor Course, you will be required to pay a one-time $90.00 New Instructor Activation fee. This will be invoiced by the CAEP head office when the Instructor Course paperwork is submitted by the IT.
- The instructor Candidate must be monitored teaching by a CTAS NWG IT regardless of previous teaching experience, before organizing and providing independent CTAS courses. The IT will provide the Instructor Candidate with course materials for the portion of the class to be taught by them for monitoring.
When the candidate has been monitored and competence to teach CTAS has been confirmed, the IT will submit the completed Instructor Development Checklist to the CAEP head office firstname.lastname@example.org .
NOTE: all appropriate paperwork and fees MUST be received and processed by the CTAS NWG before the Instructor status is confirmed and a protected password is provided to allow the new Instructor access to the CTAS Instructor website. The new instructor will be notified of their Instructor status or any issues with their application via email.
Requirements to maintain CTAS Instructor Status
- Maintain current NENA Membership. Instructors with expired NENA membership are subject to suspension of their instructor status.
- Teach at least one CTAS course every year (year = July 1 to June 30).
- Submit CTAS Instructor Renewal form along with the annual Instructor renewal fee of $20.00, by no later than June 30th of each year.
- Ensure all course paperwork is completed and course fees are paid for all participants within 30 days of the course to CAEP. Instructors with delinquent accounts are subject to suspension of their Instructor status.
- The lead instructor is responsible for keeping a copy of the CTAS paperwork and maintaining Course Evaluations from courses instructed for a period of 2 years, and submitting comments/suggestions re: course content to CTAS NWG via email to email@example.com
- Continue to work in an Emergency Nursing related work environment.
NOTE: If an Instructor has not taught one courses in the past 12 months and/or renewed their yearly fee and/or have not renewed their NENA membership, their Instructor status will be revoked and they will have to re-do the entire Instructor Candidate process. All appropriate paperwork and fees MUST be received and processed by the CTAS NWG in order for courses to count as “taught” on the Instructor’s file.
Exceptions, such as Maternity, Military, or Sick leave can be requested to the CTAS NWG firstname.lastname@example.org on an individual basis.
CTAS Instructor Responsibilities
- Deliver the CTAS provider program as outlined by CTAS NWG.
- Present lectures according to the current edition of the CTAS Course and in accordance with the administrative procedures.
- Maintain a professional and supportive learning environment. Notify CTAS NWG and NENA representatives email@example.com of course or instructor concerns.
- Provide CTAS courses only within their province and only to healthcare providers employed in Canada. Any exception to this must be approved in writing prior to the course by contacting the CTAS NWG at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ensure the maximum instructor to student ratio of 1:30 is not exceeded; however, the lead instructor should consider the comfort level of instructors with large classes, and familiarity and comfort with the course material. The course has been designed to be more interactive among and between course participants.
In addition to the above, the Lead Instructor ensures the following:
- At least four weeks prior to the planned course date the CTAS Course Request Form is submitted to the CAEP Head Office by email: email@example.com or fax: 613-523-0190
- A course authorization email should be received from the CAEP Head Office prior to proceeding with the course.
- All instructors must have current CTAS Instructor status, current NENA membership and be in good standing to be approved to teach a CTAS course.
- Any course cancellations, date changes, or lead instructor changes are to be reported to the CAEP Head Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
- CTAS courses are conducted in accordance with all administrative procedures of the CTAS NWG listed in the CTAS Administration Manual for Instructors.
- The lead instructor is available during the entire course to ensure that all co-instructors are prepared, utilize current materials, maintain time schedules, and to assist with problem-solving issues during the course.
- Course evaluations are reviewed for consideration in planning future courses. Any comments with regards to the course content are to be submitted to the CTAS NWG for consideration during future course revisions email@example.com. Any comments with regards to the instructors are to be reviewed with the instructor. Any areas of concern are to be submitted to the CTAS NWG firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not submit the course evaluations to the CAEP Head Office.
- A copy of all course paperwork (including evaluations) is to be kept by the lead instructor for a minimum of 2 years.
- The CTAS Provider Course Funds Report and the Participant Course Log are submitted to the CAEP Head Office email@example.com fax: 613-523-0190 within 1 week of course completion. Once received by the CAEP Head Office, the Course Funds report will be processed and an invoice will be sent to the instructor or billing authority, as directed, for payment.
NOTE: CTAS is an education program and not a certification program. CTAS re-education is recommended every two years and when the guidelines change.