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Fire and Emergency Services Training Program Management N0445

Curriculum: Training Programs
Training Specialist

Michael Stern

Delivery type
6-day off-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 149KB
Welcome letter and pre-course assignment PDF 333KB
Course syllabus

Selection criteria

Training officer, 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.


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