The Annual 2022 April Updates Have Been Completed
If you have missed your update, please contact the TARS State Office at 865-689-3256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on how to renew up until May 30, 2022 to prevent loss of your instructor credentials.
Registration Deadlines for Online Classes
April 9th Class - 5 PM EST April 1, 2022
April 13th Class - 5 PM EST April 6, 2022
April 30th Class - 5 PM EST April 22, 2022
TARS Annual Instructor Update – Online Update
Annual Instructor I Updates are the bi-annual training required for TARS certified Instructor I level instructors to remain instructors and learn new and valuable teaching skills for their upcoming training classes. All instructors are required to attend one of the annual updates every two years to retain their instructor rating.
You should be able to view this online update from a smartphone, tablet or computer. Interactive participation and attendance will be logged and verified. You will need a working microphone as this is an interactive course and participation and attendance are monitored.
Pre-Registration: Required at least one week prior to the event
Vehicle Extrication: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Lunch: 12:30pm - 1:30pm EST
Blood-borne Pathogens/EVOC/VKF - 1:30 pm -4:00 pm EST
You will need to pre-register and complete payment to receive an invitation link to participate in the program. There is a new online registration process that allows you to pay your annual fee prior to attendance that will speed up the process.
NOTE: If an instructor does not attend the update prior to their expiration date, that instructor will be in default of their instructor certification. Third year failure to attend the bi-annual required update will result in complete loss of Instructor Certification. Reinstatement within a two-year period of expiration will require a $100.00 reinstatement fee plus $15 per year expired not to exceed a total of $130 to bring the instructor to the current year, then the instructor will be responsible for an additional $30 at the instructor update to extend their instructor rating for the additional two years. Questions regarding instructor reinstatement should be addressed to the State Training Coordinator by calling the State Office at 865-689-3256 or via email at email@example.com.
Course Length: 8 hours
CEHs: Dependent on Modules Attended
Required PPE: N/A
9:00 am -12:30 pm EST for Extrication Instructors
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm EST for EVOC/VKF/BBP Instructors
TARS Instructor Bi-Annual Fee: $40 per instructor