How to Apply for Training

  1. Research the various training provided by the “National Training Partners.”
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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:

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.

Members include:

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.