Instructor Cadre Program

The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department (HSEMD) Instructor Cadre Program provides the basis to ensure quality delivery of training as well as build a cadre of trained and experienced instructors.

This program is designed to encourage qualified individuals to instruct G-level and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) courses in the State of Iowa. G-level courses are state-delivered courses that are part of the Federal Emergency Managements Agency’s (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute’s (EMI) curriculum. G-level courses are listed in the FEMA Course Catalog.

Iowa HSEMD certifies instructors based on four requirements: completed training, instructor experience, county emergency management agency (EMA) or state agency sponsorship, and instruction audit. Acceptable forms of documentation of training and experience are a résumé and certificates of completion for relevant courses.

To be considered for the Instructor Cadre program, please complete and application, with required supporting documentation, to HSEMD training staff.