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PER-310 - Division of Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) (Program AE)

Division of Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)
Target Audience/Disciplines

Personnel to be trained should be involved in SNS planning and coordination at the federal /state / regional / local level. Personnel assigned to the following positions would best benefit from this course. State / Project area BT CoordinatorState / Project Area SNS Coordinator, Regional Emergency Response Planner / Coordinator, Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) Coordinator, State / Project Area RSS Warehouse Manager, State / Project Area Security Coordinator, State / Project Area / CRI Distribution Planner, State / Project Area / CRI Public Information / Communications Coordinator, State / Project Area / Regional / CRI Pharmacist, Regional / Local / CRI Planner who plans and coordinates Mass Dispensing activities, and Federal Personnel who would augment or support State / Regional / Local authorities in Distribution and Dispensing activities.

The Strategic National Stockpile Preparedness Course is a 3 day course designed to give federal, state, and local officials information on how to best plan and prepare for a public health emergency and how to use and manage the Strategic National Stockpile in response to a terrorist attack, natural disaster, or technological accident.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

•The DSNS Program, the levels of support provided by the DSNS, and the response concepts of the DSNS.
•Planning considerations and operational requirements for receiving, distributing and dispensing of DSNS material.
•Threat agents and those antibiotics and vaccines in the DSNS Formulary that are either FDA approved or used under an investigational new drug (IND) for those agents
•Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), its intent, how it is obtained, its use and limitations.
•Major considerations for designing a system to quickly dispense prophylactic medications to the public to protect it from a biological attack
•The responsibilities and tasks associated with opening, running, and closing the Points of Dispensing (POD)

Course Length
3.0 days

Course Code

Prerequisites & Other 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.

Other prerequisites:

¦IS 100b: National Incident Management System
¦IS 100.HCb: National Incident Management for Healthcare/Hospitals
¦IS-520 – Introduction to Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenzas
¦IS 700: National Incident Management System – An Introduction
¦Equivalent FEMA courses that provide basic understanding of the NIMS structure and ICS.

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 24.00
Provider: Center for Domestic Preparedness
Disciplines: Emergency Management

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