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State Training Program

Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates national training programs and provides training services throughout the state. These instruction programs enhance capabilities of the response communities for all hazards, through:
  • OEM directed training delivery
  • National provider residential training program coordination
  • National provider direct local delivery coordination
Training services are organized by the OEM State Training Officer, and supported by program representatives in one of three sections: Operations and Preparedness, Mitigation and Recovery Services, and Technology and Response.
For information on attending or hosting a training activity, contact:
Karen Layng, State Training Officer

Resources for Conducting or Taking Training

There are many opportunities to conduct or participate in training. Listed below are some of the major avenues to take training and receive recognition.
Developing Training Using Homeland Security Funds
Local and tribal jurisdictions can develop training using Homeland Security Grant funds. Jurisdictions must include the training development as part of their State Homeland Security Program grant application and follow this process.
NIMS/ICS Training Protocols
The ICS Training Protocol offers guidance on scheduling command level Incident Command System (ICS) training, specifically ICS 300 and ICS 400 trainings, that are coordinated through OEM.
Independent Study Program 
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. Download the EMI Application form and obtain a FEMA Student Identification Number.
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.
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.

Emergency Management Degree
Clackamas Community College (CCC) offers an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Management. There is no "residency requirement" for the college credit. Students pay a "transcript fee" per course rather than a per credit hour fee.

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