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Course Description

AWR-103 - Crime Scene Management for CBRNE Incidents (CSM)

The Crime Scene Management for CBRNE Incidents course is an eight-hour course that provides the responder with an overview of the legal issues surrounding a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosive (CBRNE) crime scene, the types of evidence at a CBRNE incident, and practical exercises utilizing the responder’s knowledge in crime scene management. As part of the eight contact hours for this course, the responder will receive instruction on the laws, regulations, proper guidelines, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)’s Crime Scene Search Protocol process that apply to crime scene management.

This course provides emergency responders with an understanding of the crime scene process. Responders will also learn how to assist in crime scene protection and interact with crime scene investigators. This awareness-level course was developed to serve the needs of emergency responders who have no previous training in responding to weapons of mass destruction (WMD) crime scenes.

This course is typically delivered in combination the Hazardous Materials Evidence Collection for CBRNE Incidents course (PER-201), and the Hands-On Training for CBRNE Incidents course (PER-262).   Click here for more information on this combination course.

Course Objectives:
- Identify the phases of response to a CBRNE incident and how to identify a CBRNE crime scene.

- Describe legal issues and federal statutes as they pertain to a CBRNE crime scene Identify Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and safety hazards associated with a CBRNE crime scene.

- Identify responsibilities unique to responders' agencies, and an agency's impact at a CBRNE crime scene.

- Recognize how to properly manage a CBRNE crime scene by utilizing the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)'s Crime Scene Search Protocol.

- Recognize the resources and responsibilities of the FBI at a CBRNE crime scene.

How this course is offered:

This course is offered in combination with other CDP resident courses or can be delivered locally.

Prerequisites & Other Information:
Affiliation with a public safety agency

Training Application Process 

Step 1 (Obtain FEMA SID Number)

  • You will need a FEMA Student Identification (SID) number to apply for CDP training.
  • Visit the FEMA Student Identification website to register for or retrieve your FEMA SID number. Once you have your FEMA SID continue on to step 2.

Step 2 (Create CTAS Account)

Step 3 (Search and Select Offered Training)

  • Search for training on the Resident Training section of the CDP Website.
  • Click the “Register for this Program” button for the desired training program. You will be directed to the CDP Training Registration System (TRS) electronic application site.

Step 4 (Complete Application)

  • Log in to the CDP TRS with your FEMA SID number and password.
  • If you were directed to TRS from the CDP Website the training program/course information will be pre-populated. If a different program/course is desired, click the link to return to the training calendar.
  • Select up to three preferred training dates then review and complete all required information. Note: Once you have submitted an application in TRS the system will save and pre-populate your application with the information on your previously submitted application.
  • Click the “Review and Submit Application Now” button.

Step 5 (Review, Finalize and Submit Application)

  • Review summary of application and attach any required documents.
  • Click the “Submit Application” button. You and your supervisor will receive an email confirming your application was successfully submitted. You and your supervisor will receive auto-generated emails with application status updates throughout the remainder of the application process.
  • Your application will be processed by the respective State/Territory/Tribal Training Coordinator and CDP Regional Coordinator. Monitor your email and TRS for updates and application status.

Who to Contact

  • For training application and related questions or issues contact CDP Student Services at or 866-213-9553.
  • For log in, access and technical system questions or issues contact CDP Help Desk Support at or 866-213-9699. Hours of operation are Mon. – Fri. 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central.
  • If you are unable to apply for CDP training via TRS and need an alternative to apply, contact your respective CDP Regional Coordinator.

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 8.00
Provider: Center for Domestic Preparedness
Disciplines: Emergency Management
Emergency Medical Service
Fire Service
Government Administration
Health Care
Law Enforcement
Public Health
Public Works
Public Safety Communications

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