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, ยงยง11-105 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 office of the Chairman is located on the College Park Campus at MFRI Headquarters, 4500 Campus Drive. Administrative services are staffed remotely. Please contact your sponsoring agency or call 301-226-9962 with any questions about the State Emergency Services Instructor certification process.

Send all correspondence via email to:


The next meeting of the MICRB is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 10:00 a.m. at MFRI Headquarters in College Park. The following instructors are due to recertify at that time:

MICRB April 2024


MFRI's Spring 2024 Instructor Skills Weekend is on the calendar. If you have candidates you would like to send, please submit them using the below format. Remember, the target audience is potential/current qualified instructor candidates sponsored by your agency that have successfully completed Instructor II (or MFRI equivalent). Spring 2024 Instructor Instructor Skills will be held on the following dates:

Skills Enhancement Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21
Skills Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5

Please submit the following candidate information from your region/academy by Friday, April 5, 2024 to Deb Sklodowski.

  • Candidate Name
  • Last five of Social Security number
  • Phone Number
  • Mailing Address
  • Email Address
  • Discipline (EMS, Fire, Hazardous Materials, or Rescue)

Management Skills will still be evaluated via portfolio method of experience and training credentials using the required matrix sheet. Please submit any candidates for Management Skills to Todd Dyche.


Application for Instructor Certification/Recertification
Application for Instructor Evaluator
IT Candidate Worksheet
ITC Challenge Process
Instructor Evaluation Form
PDI Approval Form
Request for Permission to Begin the Reentry Process


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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 Approved September 2021

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Board Membership

The MICRB is comprised of representatives of the Maryland Fire-Rescue Education and Training Commission, the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, the Maryland Council of Fire and Rescue Academies, the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, and the Maryland State Firemen's Association. Members are appointed by the Chancellor of the University System of Maryland.

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