Respecting Choices

Instructor Certification

The Role of the Advance Care Planning Instructor

The Respecting Choices® (RC) Instructor is a professional who is skilled at facilitating advance care planning (ACP) conversations with individuals, their healthcare agents, and other family members. The RC Instructor functions as a practitioner, educator, and consultant to staff and the community on issues related to ACP.

The RC Instructor becomes certified to teach the RC ACP Facilitator Certification course. Replicating the RC approach to ACP is an important Instructor role. It requires ongoing education, competency assessment, and fidelity monitoring of RC Facilitators.

The value of the Instructor role is demonstrated through:

  • Meeting organization needs for additional RC Facilitators in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Providing innovative teaching and learning strategies and workflows for staff
  • Establishing a link to RC Faculty (RCF) and resources

RC ACP Instructor Certification

Spring 2019 National First Steps® ACP Conference


Interested in the Fall 2019 First Steps® ACP Conference!?
SIGN UP for alerts, and to be notified when registration opens.


Spring 2019 National Advanced Steps ACP Conference


The RC Instructor Certification course may be provided:

Font Resize