State Training Office
The State Training Office coordinates state and national training programs and provides training services throughout the state for our first responder and emergency management communities. These comprehensive training programs ensure our first responders, emergency managers, government leaders, non-governmental partners, and private citizens have the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform key tasks when disasters strike and supports our goal to minimize the impact of disasters on our communities, property, economy, and environment in California.
The California Training and Exercise Plan 2021-2023 provides a roadmap to accomplish this goal. New—2020: The Integrated Preparedness Plan (IPP) and Integrated Preparedness Planning Workshop (IPPW) will replace the Training and Exercise Plan Workshop (TEPW) and Training and Exercise Plan (TEP) for the next planning cycle: 2022-2024. Emergency Managers should attend the yearly IPPW to further develop preparedness strategies and coordinate training and exercise activities with neighboring jurisdictions and state training and exercise programs. For more information about the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) and updates to include the new, Integrated Preparedness Cycle, go to the FEMA Emergency Management Institute HSEEP Webpage.
State Training Bulletin
The State Training Bulletin lists State and Federal emergency management and first responder training opportunities focused on providing one-stop access to training deliveries and information to strengthen preparedness, enhance effectiveness, improve response levels, and provide viable solutions to California’s response community.
Federal Tracking Number Request Form
To request the use of Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)/Emergency Management Grant Program to attend WMD/CBRNE/Terrorism/All Hazards courses please fill out completely Tracking Number Form.
Single Source Documents Support Documents
To support your request to use Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) funds, utilizing a single source provider. The courses listed in the two documents below have been identified and approved to be used as a single source provider. Please refer to the Grants Management Memo on this subject for detailed information.
CSTI Single Source Provider Letter
DHS Approved Courses as Single Source
Mobile Training Team Request (MTT)
There are hundreds of Homeland Security training programs available for delivery in your jurisdiction. Emergency Managers can request local-delivery of State and Federal courses by completing a Mobile Training Team (MTT) Request Form. One class per request. Minimum seat requirement. CSTI can assist marketing/filling the course. Send completed form to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Advanced Professional Series
The Advanced Professional Series first established on November 27, 2001, distinguishes emergency managers with substantial expertise in emergency operations and management. Completion of this series demonstrates extraordinary dedication to the goal of protecting lives, communities, and resources from disasters. Professionals who complete 5 required courses and any 5 of 15 elective courses are eligible to receive the certificate of completion.
- G0775: EOC Management and Operations, or IS2200 EOC Management and Operations
- G0191: Incident Command System/Emergency Operations Center Interface, or E/L0449 ICS Train-the-Trainer
- G0557: Rapid Assessment Workshop
- G0205: Recovery from Disaster, the Local Government Role, or E0210 Recovery from Disaster, the Local Government Role*
- G0393: Mitigation for Emergency Managers, or G0318 – Mitigation Planning for Local Governments, either Mitigation course will satisfy the APS requirements
Elective Courses (choose any 5):
- G0288: Local Volunteer and Donations Management
- G0364: Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools, or L0363 Multi-Hazard Planning for Higher Education*
- IS703.a or IS703: NIMS Resource Management (Independent Study)
- E/G0202: Debris Management Planning for State, Local & Tribal Officials*
- G0386: Mass Fatalities
- G0361: Flood Fight Operations
- IEMC: One of the IEMC courses E900*
- G0108: Community Mass Care and Emergency Assistance
- G0358: Evacuation and Re-entry Planning
- G0290: Basic Public Information Officers (PIO), or E0388 Advanced PIO*, or E/L0952 All-Hazards PIO*
- G0271: Hazardous Weather and Flood Preparedness, or IS271 – Anticipating Hazardous Weather and Community Risk (Independent Study)
- G0272: Warning Coordination
- E/L/K0146: Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
- G0235: Emergency Planning
- E/L/G0141 Instructional Presentation and Evaluation Skills
To APPLY: Submit email request with prerequisite certificates and mailing address to: email@example.com
ALLOW 6-8 WEEKS FOR PROCESSING
*All substitute E or L courses are subject to the approval of the State Training Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
Federal Training Partners & Programs
- FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
- U.S. Fire Administration (USFA)
- National Fire Academy (NFA)
- National Training Education Division (NTED)
- National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC)
- Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC)
- CDP – Center for Domestic Preparedness
- National Nuclear Security Administration/CTOS
- National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (LSU-NCBRT)
- Texas Engineering Extension Service, National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (TEEX-NERRTC)
- The Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC) – New Mexico Tech (NMT) Institute of Mining & Technology
- National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) – University of Hawaii
- Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC)
Resident Training (Out-of-State)
These programs are funded through federal grants and can include tuition, course materials and travel (there are some exceptions). Each training provider has their own registration form and process that must be followed. Because of the background, discipline, and experience needed for many of the training courses offered, applicants attending training courses at the provider’s location must adhere to the individual provider’s policies and procedures. The provider websites below will give specific information on training dates, course details, and registration procedures.
After downloading the appropriate application, ensure you have filled it in completely, obtained all necessary signatures (to include State Training Officer’s), and coordinate the training in accordance with your agency’s travel and training policies. Incomplete applications, or applications without required signatures will not be processed.
Non-Resident Training (In-State)
To see what’s currently scheduled in your area, refer to the State Training Bulletin, or visit provider websites for course schedules.
State Training Partners & Programs
- Safety Assessment Program (SAP)
- California State Threat Assessment Center (STAC)
- California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
- California Department of Social Services (CDSS)
- California Volunteers – Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
- California Fire Fighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee
- California Maritime Academy
- Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA)
- Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)
- CALFIRE Office of the State Fire Marshal – State Fire Training (SFM/SFT)
- UC Davis International Animal Welfare Training Institute (IAWTI)
- UC Davis Western Institute for Food Safety and Security Agro-Terrorism Preparedness (WIFFSS)
CSTI Training Portal
Visit the CSTI Learning Management System to browse hundreds of training courses, register and learn.