There are three steps to becoming a certified PGI DOC instructor:
Obtaining a facility and a shoot site
Conducting the course and securing necessary additional instructors and assistants
Ordering the books and exams and answer keys through the PGI Secretary-Treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org (please order as far in advance as practical)
Proctoring the exam and sending the details class roster of all attendees, with their contact information, to email@example.com, noting WHICH of the attendees PASSED the entire course and exam
Once certified as an instructor, you may offer further PGI DOC courses independently.
Your instructor certification can be renewed upon request every three years when you renew your DOC certification.
You MUST remain currently certified as a PGI display operator to remain a certified instructor.
“Renewal of the PGI Display Operator credential also requires that you have conducted at least three displays as lead operator in the three years prior to renewal. Only displays utilizing display fireworks (usually shipped as 1.3G explosives) satisfy the display requirements. Displays using Articles Pyrotechnic and/ or consumer fireworks do not count toward the display experience required for renewal.”