The training you will receive in the ERD Supervisor course will prepare you to supervise ERD team operations as well as assist ERD Instructors with training. NFPA standards, supervising divers in varying conditions and interagency operations are some of the topics covered. Like all ERDI courses, ERD Supervisor is OSHA and NFPA compliant. In addition, the ERD Supervisor course serves as a base to develop leadership qualities and future ERD Instructors. During the open water training segment of the course, some of the skills ERD candidates will demonstrate mastery of are search patterns, proper evidence handling techniques, incident command and supervision of the scene from initial arrival through final debriefing.
The ERD Instructor course is the next step in the ERDI Professional realm. The ERD Instructor Development Course prepares and teaches candidates to conduct ERD Tender, ERD I, ERD II and ERD Supervisor courses under the guidance of an ERD Instructor Trainer. The candidate is then evaluated in the ERD Instructor Evaluation Course. During the IEC portion, the candidate will be evaluated on teaching abilities in the classroom, confined water and open water. In addition, the ERD Instructor will demonstrate proficiency in a number of skills from the ERDI curriculum.
ERD Instructor Trainer
ERDI’s highest teaching level is the Instructor Trainer rating. Once a qualified instructor successfully completes International Training’s Instructor Trainer Workshop and has the prerequisite experience, the ERD Instructor Trainer may conduct the ERD Instructor Development Course as well as the ERD Instructor Evaluation Course.