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Do all renovation course instructors need to be approved as principal instructors? For example, to reach a 6:1 student-to-instructor ratio with 18 people in the class, may we have one principal instructor who teaches the entire lecture and is assisted by two additional hands-on instructors (who are not approved as principal instructors)?

Answer: Every accredited training program must employ a qualified training manager, and it is the job of the training manager to designate a qualified principal instructor for each course.  The principal instructor is responsible for the organization of the course and oversees the teaching of all course material.  The training manager may designate expert guest instructors as needed to provide instruction specific to the lecture, hands-on activities, or work practice components of a course.  In this case, where the principal instructor will teach the entire course, qualified guest instructors may assist with the hands-on aspects of the course material.  

Question Number: 23002-15092

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