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Skills Evaluator Training

CAPR 60-3 states: Evaluators who are current and qualified supervisors as outlined on the NHQ CAP/DOS website must complete the current emergency services Skills Evaluator Training (SET) also outlined on the NHQ CAP/DOS website. SET will be reflected on the CAPF 101 with “NO EXPIRE”. The member must also have held the specialty achievement qualification in which they are to evaluate for at least one year. Exceptions to the one year requirement can be approved by the wing commander or their designees in cases where the member’s professional background meets the experience criteria. Evaluators must also be approved by their unit commander, group commander (if applicable) and wing commander or their designees to serve in each specialty they are authorized to evaluate.   Commanders or their designees can limit or change what specialty qualifications a member is allowed to evaluate in Ops Quals at any time at their discretion. The “all” default authority for an evaluator being submitted for approval would allow them to evaluate in any area that they themselves have been current and qualified in for at least a year. Personnel currently SET qualified when this regulation is released will be qualified under the default authority noted above unless changed by a commander or their designee. If a commander or designee chooses to limit new specialties a member can evaluate rather than using the “all” default, then the commander will have to approve each individual specialty as it is added. Directors of wing, region, or national emergency services schools approved by NHQ CAP/DO can assign temporary SET approval to staff personnel as necessary for their specific events. NHQ CAP/DO will coordinate approval of these school directors with NHQ CAP/IT.

The purpose of SET is to provide standard guidance and education for personnel that will conduct and certify emergency services training throughout CAP.  It is critical that all personnel are provided the same core training for interoperability day to day.  CAP is being asked to support more and more missions where resources are being drawn from across the country.  As we bring personnel in potentially from far away places they need to be able to seamlessly be plugged in to the local operations.  By providing and evaluating training in a similar fashion across the country, CAP personnel are better prepared to work together during critical operations.  SET also provides tips and techniques for new evaluators so that they can benefit from the experience of other evaluators before them.

The current SET is available on-line at: https://tests.capnhq.gov/ops/tests/default.cfm?grp=dos.  Completion of this training online is automatically loaded to Ops Quals online. 

To remain current in SET a member must complete new SET examinations within 180 days of issuance of a new examination. 

New SET Module in eServices Operations Qualifications

On 22 January 2013, a new module will be released to allow wings and regions to appoint skill evaluators for each ES qualification. This module will provide an online method to record authorized evaluators as required by CAPR 60-3. The implementation will consist of a two phase roll-out.

 

Phase one

 

Phase one will enable wings/regions to appoint evaluators. This can be done for a selected member for each qualification, or for a selected unit (and any subordinate units) and a selected qualification for each member meeting the requirements.

·       Selecting a member will show all their qualifications and status as a potential evaluator for each.

·       Selecting a unit and qualification will show all members who meet the criteria for appointment.

The criteria for appointing a skill evaluator:

·       Currently qualified in the specialty

·       Qualified for at least one year

·       Completed the Skill Evaluator Training

·       The one year requirement can be overridden by the wing/region commander or designee. The system defaults to the Wing DO, DOS, and DC as designee.

During phase one any qualified CAPID will be allowed as the evaluator. If the CAPID is not already an evaluator, a warning will be presented with the option to continue.

 

Phase two

 

Phase two will follow on the 22nd of April and only allow appointed evaluators to be entered on SQTR's.

Evaluators entered prior to phase two will be grandfathered and current qualification status will not be affected. These will also carry forward for the typical renewal cycle on the qualification.

If an appointed evaluator enters task completion for someone other than themselves, no further action is required.

All other task completions will need to be validated in the Validations Module located in Operations Qualifications by the evaluator selected.

Provisions will be made for wing/region level personnel to validate items if the evaluator is not able or absent for an extended period.

Mission check pilots and mission check pilot examiners will be evaluators by definition for the mission pilot qualification.

Some qualifications are reserved for NHQ to appoint evaluators.

Subordinate units can appoint members as an evaluator for specific qualifications which will follow the approval rules up the chain of command to the wing/region level.

Concurrent with phase two, a set of renewal SQTR’s will be released. Use of these SQTR’s will require the member to already hold the qualification and they will show the required prerequisite qualifications and courses plus the advance training tasks that must be re-evaluated for renewal.

 

Some additional detail

 

The single person qualification module will be discontinued. The multi-person module will no longer allow qualifications to be entered but will continue to allow course and task completion for one or more members.

The grandfathering of evaluator information will be for a maximum of three years which is the renewal period for most qualifications.

New tasks entered and validated by an evaluator will expire in two years. If the qualification is not completed by then the tasks must be reevaluated.

Renewals will be accomplished with the renewal SQTR and the initial qualification SQTR will not be used for renewals any longer after phase one.

Mission pilot renewal for two years will be accomplished by completing a CAPF 91 check ride. This will also renew mission observer and scanner for three years for the pilot if those qualifications are held.

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