Become a Course Technical Director
The course technical director must meet one of the following criteria:
- A physician who has at least 3 years training and experience in the technical procedures and instrumentation for spirometry testing and in the diagnosis of occupational lung diseases or 1 year full-time experience supervising a pulmonary function laboratory,
- A health professional with an advanced degree in pulmonary physiology or a related field who has at least three years training and experience in the technical procedures and instrumentation for spirometry testing (e.g., Ph.D. in pulmonary physiology, bioengineering, etc.), or
- A health professional with licensure or professional certification in the pulmonary function testing field with at least three years documented experience under the supervision of individuals strictly described in 1. or 2. above.
It is the responsibility of the course director to assure that all faculty meet qualification criteria and that the course content is consistent with the minimum requirements established in the OSHA Cotton Dust Standard. The course director should be an active participant in the course: supervise all faculty, monitor the progress of each student, and be available to answer questions which arise in lecture or practice sessions.