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Standardized Awareness Authorized Training Program, Train-the-Trainer

SAAT AWR-160-1
8 Contact Hours


The Standardized Awareness Authorized Training Program, Train-the-Trainer (SAAT) is a one-day course that provides supervisors and trainers with the knowledge and validation of skill required to successfully plan, coordinate, conduct, and administer the Standard Awareness Training (SAT) course. The course reviews SAT learning objectives, instructional strategies, subject matter, and key teaching points for each module and activity. Students are required to successfully complete a performance examination to validate the trainer candidate’s skills in presenting an instructional module. The course also reviews key Center for Domestic Preparedness instructional policies and introduces handouts outlining additional policies and administrative procedures.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Instill the knowledge and skills to plan, coordinate, conduct, and administer the SAT course.
  • Share instructional best practices, instructional methodologies, and subject matter knowledge with new trainers so that they will be able to deliver reliable instruction regardless of delivery modality.
  • Validate the ability of a trainer candidate to present and facilitate instruction in accordance with the SAT plan of instruction and associated instructional materials.

Target Audience

Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Hazardous Materials, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, and Public Works who have the requirement or responsibility to plan, coordinate, conduct, and/or administer Standard Awareness Training course for their designated agency, jurisdiction, or organization.

Prerequisites and Requirements

To be eligible for the course, the student must successfully complete the following course:

  • AWR-160, WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders;
  • Have a requirement or responsibility to train responders in the knowledge and skills of the SAT course;
  • Have successfully completed and received a certificate of completion for the AWR-160 Standardized Awareness Training course the day(s) prior; and
  • Have successfully completed the instructor qualification/certification requirements for the trainer’s agency, jurisdiction, or organization.

Exceptions to any of the above prerequisites may be granted on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the CDP Registrar.