Emergency Preparedness and Response Training Resources
This page features scheduled and on-demand emergency preparedness and response training resources offered by federal agencies and COCA partners. If you have questions about this page, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
AVMA provides training resources for veterinary emergency preparedness, as well as preparedness and safety training resources for non-veterinary learners in online, classroom, and simulation activities.
CDC Learning Connection/Emergency Management (CDC)
CDC Learning Connection features emergency preparedness and response learning products for public health professionals and clinicians that were developed by CDC and CDC partners.
CDC-Sponsored Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers (CDC)
CDC funds preparedness training based in US schools of public health to meet preparedness and response training and education needs of the US public health workforce. The PERLC provides core competency-based Continuing Education training to state, local, and tribal public health authorities in the area of public health preparedness and response in both short, single-module courses and series.
CDC Travelers’ Health Resources and Training (CDC)
On-Demand training, travel resources, and video presentations for clinicians.
Early Responders Distance Learning Center (FDA/ANGB)
The Early Responders Distance Learning Center (ERDLC) of Saint Joseph's University was founded with the mission of providing state of the art and accredited training for emergency responders to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and terrorist incidents. ERDLC is partially funded through congressional appropriations directed to facilitate cross-agency cooperation and involvement at the Federal, State, and Local government levels.
Emergency Management Institute (EMI/FEMA)
Emergency Management Institute offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Center for Domestic Preparedness Resident Training: Healthcare
Scheduled classroom and simulation courses are offered on a rotating basis. Emergency training for participants of varied disciplines and varied levels of responsibility in FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness. All-hazards preparedness training for state, local, or tribal government emergency responders is fully funded, including travel, meals, and lodging, by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Independent Study Program
The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to US citizens.
Medical Reserve Corps
MRC volunteers train through coursework, drills, and exercises; Continuing Education credits are available for some programs. MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, and epidemiologists. Many community members – interpreters, chaplains, office workers, legal advisors, and others – can fill key support positions.
NACCHO Advanced Practice Centers (APC) Training Web sites
The National Association of County and City Health Officials’ APC promotes innovative and practical solutions that enhance the capabilities of all local health departments and the public health system to prepare for, and respond to, and recover from public health emergencies.
National Nurse Emergency Preparedness Initiative (NNEPI) (USDHS)
NNEPI is a highly-interactive, web-based course that provides emergency preparedness training for nurses working in hospitals/acute care, schools, public health, ambulatory care, hospice/palliative care, long-term care, occupational health, and home health settings. This web-based training focuses on providing opportunities for dynamic and interactive application of both theory and practice through scenario-based learning.
National Terrorism and Preparedness and Preparedness Institute (NTPI) Training Opportunities (FEMA/USDHS/USDJ)
First responders enrolled in National Terrorism and Preparedness Institute (NTPI) online courses can earn continuing education units (CEUs) from St. Petersburg College. First responders can access online courses via the ANGEL system. A user account is required as well as verification that the course participant works for a first responder agency.
DISCLAIMER: Links to non-federal organizations found at this site are provided solely as a service to our users. These links do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the federal government, and none should be inferred. The CDC is not responsible for the content of the individual organization Web pages found at these links.
- Page last updated July 17, 2012
- Content source: CDC Emergency Risk Communication Branch (ERCB), Division of Emergency Operations (DEO), Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR)
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