I want to thank you all first for your dedication to ITRA and to your profession of saving lives! The people you train are making a difference, and you are enabling them to do this! Even if you yourself are not part of a responding rescue team, by training and assessing those who are, you are making it possible for others to live who otherwise would not. You should be proud!
I know ITRA has had some challenges the past few years, and although there are still some formative and growing pains, the organization is taking shape and quickly becoming a world known name, with assessments occurring every month and courses being taught regularly.
Although we have discontinued accepting paper applications for new instructors, there are new instructors taking their level three courses and being assessed via the new learning objectives. This shows how dedicated these folks are. Especially now that all ITRA instructors can assess students on all the technical learning outcomes, it is critical that the title of ITRA instructor carry a strong name and expectation.