Challenges for Local Training Officers R0815

Delivery type 6-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Education, Public Administration, Fire Science, Emergency Medical Services, Management, or Human Resource Management.
CEU’s 4
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus PDF 34KB,

Training Specialist

Woody Stratton

Upcoming offerings

May 29, 2016 - June 3, 2016 | View more

Course description

This 6-day course is designed to provide students with the essential tools and skills to coordinate training in a small local fire/EMS organization. The target audience consists of those persons who have responsibility for the training in their organization. A training function in a smaller department typically may include conducting training drills and coordinating training with a nearby larger city or State training function. Course content deals with a variety of training challenges facing the local training officer, including dealing with personnel, program planning, delivery, training liability, etc. The course requirements include class activities, homework, two examinations, and a small individual project.

NOTE: This course is not designed to teachcourse development or presentation skills. Students who have taken the 2-week on-campus course, Training Program Management, will not be admitted to this class.

Selection criteria

Students must have current or future responsibility for coordinating their organization's training function. In addition, prospective students must meet the "VIP Program Eligibility" as described on the VIP Web Page.


ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online at Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
Apply May 29, 2016 - June 3, 2016 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Post-course requirements None.
Comments Will help to provide proper training, from firefighters up to chief...This course will help me to implement an effective training program in my department including documentation, legal issues, and motivations...I will be able to make immediate changes in my department based on information presented in the class. I have also been able to develop long-term goals for improvements based on this class.