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Fire and Emergency Services Training Program Management R0445

Training Specialist


Michael Stern
301-447-1253

Delivery type


6-day on-campus

Continuing education units


3.7

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/emergency medical services (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.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Welcome Letter and Pre-course Assignment: https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0445.pdf PDF 168KB
Course syllabus: https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_r0445.pdf PDF 125KB

Training officers, training managers and other personnel assigned to provide oversight of training functions 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.

Incident Command System (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.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
January 29, 2023 - February 3, 2023 Wait List Opportunity Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland
April 2 - 7, 2023 Apply by 12/15 Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 21 - 26, 2023 Apply by 12/15 Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 17 - 22, 2023 Apply by 12/15 Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland