Fire and Emergency Services Training Program Management R0445

Curriculum: Training Programs
Training Specialist

Dave Donohue

Delivery type
6-day on-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in fire science, fire administration, or public administration.

This 6-day course is designed to provide training officers with the essential tools and skills to lead and manage the training function in fire/EMS organizations.  It is not designed to enhance presentation skills.

The target audience is people who have management and supervisory responsibility for the organization's training function which typically includes:

  • Responsibilities for obtaining and managing personnel.
  • Fiscal and facility management.
  • Program planning.
  • Development and maintenance of training schedules.
  • Training records management.
  • Instructor management.
  • Performance evaluation.
  • Program delivery.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus: PDF 168KB
Welcome Letter and Pre-course Assignment PDF 125KB
Course syllabus

Selection criteria

Training officer, training managers and other personnel assigned to provide oversight of training function within a fire, EMS, or other emergency services organization. 

This course is not an instructional methodology course, but will examine the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to effectively manage the training function within an organization.


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

Post-course requirements


Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
October 18 - 23, 2020 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
January 17 - 22, 2021 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
March 28, 2021 - April 2, 2021 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 16 - 21, 2021 Apply on 10/15/2020 - 12/15/2020 Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 15 - 20, 2021 Apply on 10/15/2020 - 12/15/2020 Emmitsburg, Maryland