How to Apply for Training
- Research the various training provided by the “National Training Partners.”
- Determine what type of training is needed and which agency provides the training.
- Read the training agency’s registration process and complete the agency’s training application.
- You and your supervisor must sign and date the training application.
- Attach documentation that shows you meet prerequisite requirements.
- Scan and email the signed and approved application package to the State Training Office Eva Edwards or fax it to (907) 428-7009.
- The State Training Office will review the training request and determine eligibility.
- Eligible applications will be approved and sent to the training agency on your behalf.
- Ineligible applicants will be informed by email or telephone why they were not approved.
- Once you have been approved to attend training, the training agency will contact you and inform you how to proceed.
- Please forward your training confirmation to the State Training Office for our records.
National Training Partners
National Training Partners provide first responders, homeland security officials, emergency management officials, private and non-governmental partners, and other personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform key tasks required by specific capabilities. Organizations should make training decisions based on information derived from the assessments, strategies, and plans developed in previous steps of the Preparedness Cycle. Regions, States and urban areas conduct Training and Exercise Planning Workshops (T&EPW) to review and establish priorities for training and exercises and develop Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plans to address the priorities.
Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) provides online independent study and instructor-led training to improve the competencies of the U.S. officials in Emergency Management at all levels of government to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the potential effects of all types of disasters and emergencies.
Various websites of interest include:
- FEMA/EMI Training Directory
- FEMA/EMI Courses & Schedules
- FEMA/EMI Independent Study Program
- EMI Training Application (119-25-1)
National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC)
The National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) is a partnership of several nationally recognized organizations whose membership is based on the urgent need to address the counter-terrorism preparedness needs of the nation’s emergency first responders within the context of all hazards including chemical, biological, radiological, and explosive Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) hazards.
The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) provides state, local, and tribal responder training within the fields of Emergency Management Agency (EMA), Emergency Medical Services (EMS), fire service, governmental administrative, hazardous materials personnel, healthcare (non-EMS), law enforcement, public health, public safety communication, public works, and other skilled support personnel that provide immediate support services during prevention, response, and recovery operations.
The Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC) provide online independent study and instructor-led training to first responders. Courses include explosives, firearms and explosive site safety.
The National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT) provides online, instructor-led, and video tele-training, and virtual learning sessions to emergency responders required to recognize and report a potential catastrophic incident or who are likely to witness or investigate an event involving the use of hazardous and/or explosive devices; to perform tasks during the initial response to a catastrophic event; or, to build plans and coordinate the response to a high-consequence event (either man-made or natural).
The National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC) of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) provides emergency responders within state and federal agencies, municipal and county governments, private industries, public school systems and university campuses, law enforcement agencies, emergency medical services, fire departments, public works departments, utility companies, and public health agencies with high-quality, hands-on, scenario-driven leadership training, exercises, and technical assistance.
The Center for Rad/Nuc Training at the Nevada National Security Site (CTOS) provides first responder training within the fields of agriculture, emergency management agencies, emergency medical services, fire service, governmental administrative, hazardous material, health care, law enforcement, public health, public safety communications, public works, transportation, and other skilled support.
The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) provides disaster preparedness, response, and recovery with a specific focus on natural hazards, coastal communities, and the special needs and opportunities of islands and territories.
National Training and Education Division
The National Training and Education Division provide instructor-led training for first responders. Courses range from weapons of mass destruction (WMD) terrorism, cyber security, agro-terrorism to citizen preparedness, and public works.
Rural Domestics Preparedness Consortium (RDPC)
The Rural Domestics Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) provides online and instructor-led training and responder resources for rural first responders.
Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI)
The Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) provides various first response training for highway incidents, surface transportation, intermodal portable tank or intermodal portable container incident, rail transportation, and law enforcement tactical operations utilizing WMD/WME Hazmat Personal Protective Equipment.