Following a Covid-19 imposed pause in JACIE Inspector training, it is very exciting to be finalising the details for the newly reviewed and updated Inspector training course. The course will take place in November 2022 in Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain with 25 candidates – some of whom have waited to attend for more than two years – selected to take part.
The new format includes both e-learning modules and onsite, face-to-face workshop. Firstly, the trainees will complete e-learning modules covering all sections of the Standards as well as the JACIE process presented by experienced JACIE inspectors and experts. There is a short quiz at the end of each module to cover key learning. The e-learning modules must be completed prior to attending the face-to-face workshop.
The one- day workshop will then focus on the more practical aspects of the inspection: how to prepare for the inspection and find the evidence; interview techniques; as well as the post-inspection tasks – completing the inspection checklist and the report. The aim of the workshop is to ensure that the inspectors have a good understanding of their role and feel confident about the different processes and tools used. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and share knowledge with experience inspectors and the JACIE office staff.
As before, the trainees will undertake an Inspector exam on the Standards relevant to their area of expertise and scope they will be inspecting. Once the trainees have passed their exam, they will be assigned to an inspection team as an observer before being added on the active inspectors list.
25 places on the November 2022 course are already taken, but due to the high number of applicants on the waiting list, we are hoping to run a second course in early part of 2023.