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State Training Program

Oregon Department of Emergency Management’s (ODEM) comprehensive training program improves operational readiness, reveals planning gaps and resource limitations, improves coordination, clarifies roles and responsibilities, and improves individual performance and professional development. The ODEM State Training Program coordinates national training programs and provides training services throughout the state. These instructional programs enhance capabilities of the response communities for all hazards, through:

  • ODEM directed training delivery
  • National provider residential training program coordination
  • National provider direct local delivery coordination

Training services are organized by the ODEM State Training Officer, and supported by program representatives in the following sections: Preparedness, Operations, Recovery, Mitigation, and Regional Coordinators.

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Training Course Requests

The OEM Training Program fills training course requests on a needs basis, dependent on available resources. We encourage local Emergency Managers to attend the annual Integrated Preparedness Planning Workshop (IPPW, Formerly TEPW) to coordinate courses requests with neighboring jurisdictions and the State Training Program. To apply for course delivery, please follow the instructions and links below. 

Training Course Request Form

For information on attending or hosting a training courses as an individual activity, please send an email to with the subject line that includes the course you are seeking to attend.  An example would be “Requesting to attend G0191”

Independent and Self-Paced Training

Independent Study Program 

The FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities as well as the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. See the Independent Study Program (ISP)  for more information. To complete the course, you will need to obtain a FEMA Student Identification Number.

Professional Development Series

The Professional Development Series includes seven FEMA Emergency Management Institute independent study courses that provide a well-rounded set of fundamentals for those in the emergency management profession. Many students build on this foundation to develop their careers.

Oregon Basic Applied Practices Series

The Oregon Basic Applied Practices Series (BAPS) consists of several basic knowledge required courses and four (4) elective courses. The intent of the BAPS is to provide training needed by all emergency service providers for successful field operations. Courses in the Professional Development Series (PDS) cannot be used to meet BAPS requirements.


Resources for Conducting or Taking Training

There are many opportunities conduct or participate in training. Listed below are some of the major avenues to take training and receive recognition.

Emergency Management Course Delivery Procedures

The Course Delivery Procedures provide guidance for the delivery of training courses across the state of Oregon. The procedures cover the following topics: how to request a course, course coordinator expectations, close-out procedures, certificates, and more.

Additional Training Resources

ODEM Instructor 

How to become an instructor

Interested in instructing courses on incident command, volunteers and donations, public information? The Emergency Management Instructor Guidance describes the requirements to be an instructor, expectations of the instructor, and how to become an instructor. The guidance includes the requirements to be eligible to instruct NIMS Implementation courses, including G0300: ICS-300 Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents, and G0400: ICS-400 Advanced Incident Command System for Command and General Staff-Complex Incidents.