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.
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Prerequisites & Other Information:
The responders must be an approved/certified trainer in his/her local jurisdiction.
Step 1 (Obtain FEMA SID Number)
No tuition is charged.
- 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 email@example.com or 866-213-9553.
- For log in, access and technical system questions or issues contact CDP Help Desk Support at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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