NATCEP Train-the-Trainer

Ohio State Career Training Center NATCEP Train-the-Trainer (TTT) program is approved by Ohio Department of Health to train nurses interested in teaching nurse aides. Ohio long-term care codes require that nurses who serve as Program Coordinators (PCs) and Primary Instructors (PIs) for Training and Competency Evaluation Programs (TCEPs) take a state-approved Train the Trainer (TTT) course.

Individuals considering a position of Program Coordinator (PC) in a NATCEP must be an RN with at least two years (3200 hours) of nursing experience, at least one (1600 hours) of which must be employed as an RN in a skilled nursing facility/nursing home. Nursing experience hours must be verified by letterhead statements from current and/or previous nursing home employers.

Individuals considering a position of Primary Instructor (PI) in a NATCEP must be an RN with at least two years (3200 hours) of geriatric or chronic care experience, defined as employment in a long-term care facility, home health agency, hospital providing care to the chronically ill, or other long-term care settings. A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) must have two years (3200 hours) of nursing experience employed in a skilled nursing facility/nursing home. Nursing experience hours must be verified by letterhead statements from current and/or previous nursing home employers.

Topics for training include: Framework for Training, Training Environment, Course Material Design and Development Process, and learning the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) rules that pertain to NATCEP and TTT.

In order for a completer's TTT certificate to remain current, he/she must teach in an Ohio NATCEP within a 24-month period and be able to provide verification of that teaching with the program coordinator's signature.

Academic Calendar

» Class Schedule

Class Schedule Program Length
Day Class 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 4 days

Eligibility Requirements

  • To be a Program Coordinator: must be a Registered Nurse with a minimum of two years (3200 hours) of experience as a Registered Nurse. At least one year (1600 hours) must be a Registered Nurse in a long-term care facility

  • To be a Primary Instructor: must be Registered Nurse with a minimum of two years (3200 hours) of experience in caring for the elderly or chronically ill of any age.

    The experience may be obtained through in a long-term care facility, geriatric department, home health care agency, hospital providing care to chronically ill individuals, or other long term care settings. Experience in evaluating, in a long-term care setting, the clinical of individuals providing care shall be considered experience in caring elderly or chronically ill.

    License Practical Nurse must have a minimum of two years (3200 hours) of experience as a LPN in caring for the elderly or chronically ill of any age obtained through employment in a long-term care facility only

  • Completed application form, emergency contact form, and student enrollment agreement

  • Resume

  • Written documentation of 3200 hours experience on company letter-head from employers. Must include contact name and phone number of employers so that it can be verified

    Offered in These Location(s)

  • OSCTC in Dayton