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Master Trainer Program

Master Trainer Program

MTP Applications Open for FY2024!

The National Threat Evaluation and Reporting (NTER) Program Office's Master Trainer Program (MTP) certifies Federal, State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (F/SLTT) partners in the instruction of Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management (BTAM) techniques and best practices.

This instructor development and certification program prepares F/SLTT partners to train their local communities and empowers homeland partners to help mitigate threats and aid in preventing acts of targeted violence.


To begin the Master Trainer Certification Process, applicants must apply and be accepted into the MTP. Once accepted, applicants must complete the Master Trainer Certification Roadmap, which may be completed in any order.

Note: Completing the Instructor Development Threat Evaluation and Reporting Course (ID-TERC) is one of the required steps in the Master Trainer Certification Roadmap. The ID-TERC prepares F/SLTT partners to train their local communities and empower homeland partners to mitigate threats and prevent acts of targeted violence utilizing the Threat Evaluation and Reporting Course (TERC) Training Suite.

The MTP will assist your agency in building out its BTAM processes and capabilities, and providing comprehensive training in your local community.

The MTP shares a national framework for BTAM best practices! Your organization will receive access to key resources and a suite of training materials that enable them to build local capacity to prevent acts of terrorism and targeted violence, while abiding by accepted national standards and practices.

You will obtain certification! The MTP certifies you under the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence and Analysis as an instructor of BTAM best practices.

Master Trainer Certification grants an individual access to a national network of BTAM experts who help build our nation’s institutional knowledge of BTAM and develop our collective capacity to prevent acts of terrorism and targeted violence!

Master Trainer Certification also grants individuals access to exclusive case briefings and continuing education opportunities, including an annual Master Trainer Summit that promotes further collaboration, networking, and professional development opportunities.

Last Updated: 08/15/2023
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