11.23.02.28

.28 Course Requirements for Apprentice Instructor Permit and Instructor Certification.

A. An individual shall successfully complete the following Administration approved courses to qualify for an apprentice instructor permit and instructor certification.

B. To qualify for an apprentice instructor permit, an individual shall complete the following Administration approved instructor certification courses conducted by the employing certified school:

(1) An introductory course that provides a detailed review of:

(a) Maryland's Graduated Licensing System; and

(b) The driver education program;

(2) A primary level classroom instruction course that provides basic knowledge of how to teach and facilitate student learning activities in the classroom instruction of the program curriculum; and

(3) A primary level behind-the-wheel instruction course that provides basic knowledge of how to teach and facilitate student learning activities in behind-the-wheel instruction of the program curriculum.

C. To qualify for an instructor certification, an individual shall complete the following instructor certification courses conducted by an Administration approved instructor trainer:

(1) An advanced level classroom instruction course that provides comprehensive knowledge of how to teach and facilitate student learning activities in the classroom instruction of the program curriculum; and

(2) An advanced level behind-the-wheel instruction course that provides comprehensive knowledge of how to teach and facilitate student learning activities in the behind-the-wheel instruction of the program curriculum.

D. The Administration may waive the instructor certification course requirements in classroom instruction for individuals who possess a valid teaching certificate from a state department of education if the individual meets all other requirements for instructor certification.

E. The Administration may waive the instructor certification course requirements for classroom and behind-the-wheel training for individuals who provide documented and verifiable training and experience as a driver education instructor from another state if the individual:

(1) Provides proof acceptable to the Administration that their training and experience is equivalent to the training requirements set forth in this regulation;

(2) Successfully completes the introductory course outlined in §B(1) of this regulation;

(3) Successfully passes the knowledge test outlined in Regulation .27 of this chapter; and

(4) Successfully passes the final skills evaluations to demonstrate competency and proficiency in teaching both classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction as set forth in Regulation .27 of this chapter.