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State Training Program

Oregon Department 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 the following sections: Preparedness, Operations, Recovery, Mitigation, and Regional Coordinators.
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If you are looking for Exercise Resources, check out the State Exercise Program.
For information on attending or hosting a training activity, please send an email 


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.
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.
Ready to request a course? Complete the Training Course Request Form
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.
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. To complete the course, you will need to 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.