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Course Description

AWR-160-1 - WMD Awareness-Level Training Course (Train the Trainer) (SAAT)

Developed by the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC), the WMD Awareness Level Training Course is a 6-hour training program designed to provide emergency responders with Awareness Level instruction on recognition, avoidance, isolation and notification techniques in a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) environment. The course covers prevention and deterrence and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) hazards. Upon completion of the Train-the-Trainer Course, participants are eligible to conduct courses for their agency and surrounding jurisdictions. All training materials required for indirect course delivery by certified instructors are furnished through the NDPC.

Course Objectives:
  • To demonstrate a working knowledge to the prevention and deterrence strategy, to identify indicators of potential terrorist acts, and to identify potential terrorist targets
  • To understand recognition, avoidance, isolation, and notification techniques of chemical agents and toxic industrial chemicals and materials in a WMD environment
  • To understand recognition, avoidance, isolation, and notification techniques of biological hazards when used as WMDs
  • To understand recognition, avoidance, isolation and notification techniques of radiological and nuclear materials when used as WMDs
  • To understand recognition, avoidance, isolation, and notification techniques of explosive devices when used as WMDs

How this course is offered:

This course is usually offered as a resident course at CDP. Responders wanting to take the class on an individual basis can submit the application for the classes listed below with a delivery location in Anniston, AL.  If a large number of instructors from a region are interested, this course can be delivered where the instructors will come to a jurisdiction.  If interested in a locally delivered class, contact Rick Schlegel at 256-342-2087,

Prerequisites & Other Information:
The responders must be an approved/certified trainer in his/her local jurisdiction.

Registration Information:

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: 24.00
Provider: Center for Domestic Preparedness
Disciplines: Hazmat
Fire Service
Health Care
Law Enforcement
Public Health
Public Works
Emergency Medical Service
Government Administration
Public Safety Communications
Emergency Management

Available Classes

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