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Train the Trainer 


Proficiency Level:  Proficient to Expert
Location: On Site
Course Length: 5 Day

The Agency Trainer/Tester program is a five day class designed to prepare experienced X-ray operators to develop, implement, and administer an internal training program.  This course includes modules on developing training plans, conducting training, developing X-ray images for classroom use, and developing testing protocols for administrative and penetration testing.  


Students who receive this training must pass a written examination and skills test.  They will also have to pass a graded teaching exercise.  All tests must be passed with a minimum score of 80%.  A DSA Training Kit (MSK-1000) is included with this training.


Students who complete the training will be certified for three years as an internal instructor for your organization.  This certification is non-transferable to other organizations.


  • Principles of Adult Learning

  • Presentation Skills

  • Presentation Preparation

    • Creating X-ray Images 

  • Student Centered Learning

  • Developing Performance (Training) Objectives

  • Lesson Plans

  • Instructional Methodology

  • Testing (Overt and Covert)

  • X-ray Image Analysis

    • Safety

    • Analysis of X-ray Images

    • Electronics

    • Knives

    • Firearms and Ammunition

    • Explosives and Improvised Explosive Devices


An optional two day add on is available to certify instructors in metal detector operations. 

  • Handheld Metal Detectors

  • Walk Through Metal Detectors

  • Special Screening Scenarios


Students will be given a pre-test to assess their skills.  Each student will be required to pass a written examination, a hands-on test on an X-ray machine, and a graded teaching assignment.  Students who successfully complete the graded requirements will be certified as instructors for a period of three years and receive a certificate.  Each student will be given a binder will all the required materials.  This class is limited to five students.

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