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CDP caps record month for online, virtual instructor-led training completions


FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness had a record number of total virtual instructor-led training (VILT) and online course completions in September.

The center recorded more than 3,000 completions during the month – more than 2,300 completions of 39 separate VILT course deliveries, and more than 700 completions of six online courses.

The CDP currently has a library of 42 VILT and 12 online courses to meet the training needs of state, local, tribal and territorial responders. A number of the courses are offered by the CDP in partnership with FEMA’s Radiological Emergency Preparedness Office, the Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Bombing Prevention, and other federal agencies. Most offer completion certificates to students who successfully complete the training, and either contact hours (VILT courses) or continuing education credits (online courses).

Responders and other emergency management specialists interested in taking one or more of the courses should visit https://cdp.dhs.gov, select the desired type of the training at the top of page, select the desired course or courses, and click apply.