Level VI Train the Trainer Course

March 7-9, 2023

Charleston, South Carolina

Course and General Information

Target Audience

The target audience is state/provincial agency Level VI CVSA-certified inspectors (Class I Members).

Operational Policy

As specified in CVSA Operational Policy 6 – Inspector Certification, each U.S. state or Canadian province Level VI refresher trainer must attend the Level VI Train the Trainer Course every two years.

CVSA’s Operational Policy 4 – Inspector Training and Certification specifies that a Level VI CVSA-certified inspector must successfully complete eight hours of the Level VI refresher training within 24 months of completing his/her Basic Level VI Training Course or the inspector’s last Level VI refresher training. Refresher training is conducted by the person who successfully completed the Level VI Train the Trainer Course every two years. If an inspector/officer does not complete the above requirement, their certification will be suspended and in order to become re-certified, the inspector will have to successfully complete the Basic Level VI Training Course. An inspector must maintain their certification to conduct North American Standard Level I Inspections and North American Standard Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods Inspections.

To view the CVSA Operations Manual, log in to the CVSA member portal.


  • The prerequisites for the Level VI Train the Trainer Course are certification in North American Standard Level I and General Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods Inspection and successful completion of an approved instructor development course.
  • To prepare for the Level VI Train the Trainer Course, it is strongly recommended that Level VI Train the Trainer students take the CVSA Class 7 Radioactive Materials Inspection for the Non-Level VI Inspector Course in advance. To access this online course, log into your CVSA member portal, click on “CVSA Learning” tab, then select “Hazmat.” If you need assistance navigating the portal, contact CVSA Learning Management System Specialist Wendy Smith.
  • All attendees must sign the CVSA Waiver and Release of Liability for Communicable Disease.


  • Included: All training materials will be provided, including student workbooks, the Level VI Out of Service Criteria and CVSA Level VI modular training program.
  • Not Included: Jurisdictions are responsible for their staff’s travel, hotel accommodations and per diem. CVSA will provide training materials.


  • Monday, March 6 – Travel day
  • Tuesday, March 7 – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. EST – Student pre-test and national instructor presentation; students’ modular assignments given
  • Wednesday, March 8 – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. EST – Student instruction
  • Thursday, March 9 – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. EST – Student instruction and subject matter test
  • Friday, March 10 – Travel day

What to Expect

During the course, the students will be required to provide training from an assigned Level VI training module to fellow students and the Level VI national instructor team and program director. Students will also be given a subject matter knowledge test. Train-the-Trainer instructor skills and subject matter knowledge will be evaluated.

Training Location

Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Historic District
337 Meeting Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29403

NOTE: Jurisdictions are responsible for their staff’s travel, hotel accommodations and per diem. CVSA will provide training materials.

Dress Code

Appropriate dress for the training course is business casual.


The average high temperature in Charleston in March is 66 degrees with an average low temperature of 51 degrees.

Events Health Policy

CVSA makes the health and safety of all attendees at a CVSA meeting, event, training course, session, conference, etc., a priority. We are committed to following all U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines as well as local health and facility protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and will adopt enhanced health and safety measures, as appropriate, at CVSA in-person events. All attendees are required to agree to the CVSA Waiver and Release of Liability for Communicable Disease, which you will complete as part of the registration process.

Events Code of Conduct

CVSA is committed to providing a safe, productive and welcoming environment for all meeting participants. All participants, without exception, are expected to abide by this events code of conduct across any and all technologies used to execute a CVSA event whether in person or a virtual event. All participants must comply with the instructions of the host(s), moderator and CVSA staff. CVSA has a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination or harassment by participants.

Examples of unacceptable behavior are:

  • Unauthorized sharing of login credentials with another user, including unregistered users; any unregistered user found participating will be required to pay the full registration fee, including the late registration fee
  • Recording, copying and/or sharing of any media, including screenshots
  • Engaging in unsafe practices while participating in a virtual event, such as driving a car
  • Harassment, disrespect, intimidation or discrimination in any form
  • Verbal or written abuse of any participant, including, but not limited to, comments related to race, color, ethnicity, age, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, etc.
  • Sharing inappropriate, nude and/or sexual images
  • Threatening or stalking a participant

To report an incident of unacceptable behavior, please contact CVSA Executive Director  Collin Mooney or CVSA Deputy Executive Director Adrienne Gildea. CVSA reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior. CVSA may also, at its discretion, prohibit attendance at any future meeting, virtually or in person.

Consent to Multimedia Use

Registration and attendance at and participation in CVSA meetings and other activities – in-person or virtually – constitutes an agreement by the registrant to CVSA’s use and distribution of the registrant’s or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Copyright Acknowledgement

By registering and attending the event, an attendee may participate or contribute to discussions regarding the Standards and CVSA Materials (“work product”) and hereby acknowledges that it is their intent and understanding that the intellectual property, including copyright in and to the work product, and all derivative works and/or any modifications and variations of the work product, did, does and will vest solely in CVSA. To the extent that an attendee contributes to the work product during the event, they do not claim any ownership in the work product and instead hereby completely assign any and all copyrights and any other intellectual property rights in their contributions to CVSA.

Contact Information

If you have questions, or to find out who is Level VI certified in your state or if your Level VI refresher trainer is required to attend the Level VI Train the Trainer Course this year, contact CVSA Level VI Inspection Specialist Carlisle Smith at 202-998-1808 or carlisle.smith@cvsa.org.