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Course Description

PER-260 - Technical Emergency Response Training for CBRNE Incidents (TERT)

The Technical Emergency Response Training for CBRNE Incidents course is a four-day training course providing an overview of the terrorist threat and potential targets and seminars in chemical, biological, radiological, and explosive hazards that may be used in CBRNE incidents. Participants will also experience hands-on practical exercises utilizing the responder’s knowledge and skills in performing decontamination and triage procedures, using survey and monitoring equipment, and responding to an event with multiple devices. An ongoing scenario will tie all seminars and hands-on training together, providing the performance defensive responder with the ability to identify all areas of response to a CBRNE event. This course further prepares responders for a CBRNE incident by providing them the opportunity to practice their knowledge and skills in the world’s only toxic chemical training facility dedicated solely to emergency responders—the Chemical, Ordnance, Biological, and Radiological Training Facility (COBRATF).

Course Objectives:

  • To identify domestic and international terrorist groups, ideologies,and methods of executing terroist acts
  • To demonstrate competent knowledge of the four components of WMD, their complexities, and their effects
  • To demonstrate the ability to employ personal protective equipment (PPE) perform mass casualty triage, employ sampling and monitoring equipment, perform decontamination, and identify improvised exposive devices (IEDs)
  • To demonstrate the ability to perform operations-level WMD competencies in a WMD toxic environment

How this course is offered:

Delivered at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, AL. A 24-hour mobile version without the live agent training can be delivered locally.

Prerequisites & Other Information:

This course is designed for emergency responders who have completed WMD awareness-level training.  Responders applying for the course must submit the enrollment application and medical screening form provided by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP).  Anyone with high blood pressure (150/90) may be precluded from participating in toxic agent training.  Responder candidates who are pregnant cannot attend this training.

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: 32.00
Provider: Center for Domestic Preparedness
Disciplines: Health Care
Government Administration
Law Enforcement
Public Health
Public Safety Communications
Public Works
Emergency Medical Service
Fire Service
Emergency Management

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