Maryland Instructor Certification Review Board

Maryland Instructor Certification Review Board (MICRB) is an independent five-member board created as a unit within the University System of Maryland responsible for the administration of the State Emergency Services Instructor Certification Program. Authority: Education Article, §§11-105 and 11-503, Annotated Code of Maryland - Title 13B Maryland Higher Education Commission, Subtitle 03 Fire-Rescue Education and Training Commission, Chapter 01 Certification Standards and Procedures for Emergency Services Instructors.



The MICRB is doing its utmost to remain in compliance with federal, state, Prince George's County and University of Maryland mandates on the COVID-19 outbreak. The Board's office at MFRI Headquarters on the College Park Campus of the University of Maryland remains closed to the public. The business of the MICRB, however, continues to function remotely and with limited office time. Your understanding and patience has been invaluable. Continue to send correspondence via email to:


The next meeting of the MICRB is scheduled for Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. - at MFRI Headquarters in College Park. Until the restrictions in place due to COVID are lifted, all MICRB meetings are open only to Board members. The following instructors are due to recertify at that time:

December MICRB Recerts

MICRB Board Members

Direct all correspondence to:

Maryland Instructor Certification Review Board

c/o Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
University of Maryland
4500 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20742

301-226-9962 Phone
301-314-1497 Fax

Members and Alternates

Maryland Fire-Rescue Education and Training Commission
Member - Daniel J. Stevens
Alternate -Kiona Black

Maryland Council of Fire and Rescue Academies
Member -Eric Peterson, Assistant Chief, Ocean City Fire Department
Alternate - Michael S. Frazer, Deputy Fire Chief, BWI Airport Fire Department

Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
Member - Michael E. Cox, Jr., Executive Director - Chairman
Alternate - F. Patrick Marlatt, Deputy Director

Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems
Member - Terrell Buckson
Alternate - Melissa Meyers

Maryland State Firemen's Association
Member - Barbara A. Knippenburg
Alternate -Diane M. May

Dr. Jay A. Perman, Chancellor, University System of Maryland
Karen Dixon Haje, Board Secretary


Application for Instructor Certification/Recertification
Application for Instructor Evaluator
IT Candidate Worksheet
PDI Approval Form
ITC Challenge Process
Instructor Evaluation Form

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Certification Standards and Procedures for Emergency Services Instructors in the State of Maryland

Title 13B, Subtitle 03, Chapter 01 Certification Standards and Procedures for Emergency Services Instructors

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Approved Instructors

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Approved PDI

MICRB-Approved Professional Development/ Continuing Education Courses

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ITC Challenge Process

Individuals who meet certain criteria may be eligible to challenge MFRI’s Instructor Training Courses.

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