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Private Sector Training

Training opportunities at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) are available for private sector responders on a space-available, fee-for-service basis, for the purpose of critical infrastructure protection/emergency preparedness, related to acts of terrorism or natural disasters.


Eligible Attendees

Private sector is classified as any business; non-governmental (NGO), non-profit organization or association, not controlled by any level of government – federal, state, tribal, local or territorial – responsible for the operations, maintenance, protection and security of critical infrastructure/emergency preparedness and key resources. Associated disciplines, which provide immediate support services during prevention, response, and recovery operations include the following: emergency communications,emergency management planning and preparation, environmental, fire suppression, HAZMAT, management and administration, medical, medical response, operations and maintenance, and security.

Training opportunities at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) are available for federal responders on a space-available, fee-for-service basis, from any of the following disciplines: emergency management, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), fire service, governmental administrative, HAZMAT, healthcare (non-EMS), law enforcement, public health, public safety communications, public works, military, and other skilled support personnel that provide immediate support services during prevention, response, and recovery operations.

A limited number of courses are discipline specific and are identified in each course description.

Prerequisites

The prerequisite for CDP training includes successful completion of awareness training for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosive (CBRNE) response through AWR-160 or another Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-approved awareness-level training program. Programs are designed for a specific audience and require additional prerequisites, as addressed in the program descriptions.

A CDP security clearance may need to be processed and approved prior to attendance. This process may take up to 90 days.

Verification

Eligibility requirements and prerequisites will be verified by the Center for Domestic Preparedness training coordinator, prior to the application being considered.