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Advanced Professional Series (APS) 

The ability to perform essential work in a disaster requires skills in emergency operations and management. These skills may be developed through this series of courses that offers "how to" training focused on practical information. This series emphasizes applied skills in disaster operations, management and coordination.

The original Advanced Professional Series (APS) course lineup was first established on November 27, 2001, to motivate and challenge students to continue emergency management training. Courses include practical skills from the whole spectrum of emergency management and disaster duties.

APS courses are classroom delivered courses unless otherwise noted. APS courses are delivered through the State Emergency Management Agency. Contact your State Training Officer for a schedule of offerings. State Training Officer contact information is included below:

Chris Lickteig
State Training Officer
Texas Division of Emergency Management
Texas Department of Public Safety
(512) 424-2195
Fax: (512) 424-5647

Required Courses
and Elective Advanced Professional Series courses are listed at this FEMA address:

* All substitute E or L courses are subject to the Approval of the State Training Officer.

Original Required Courses as Optional Credit
The required courses of the original lineup will remain as optional credit for persons in mid-stream taking the original series. Students who have taken any or all of the original required courses will therefore not forfeit anything and can use those courses as credit for required courses. State Training Officers can continue to use any of the original required courses to suit their needs. The G-197 was removed and will be acceptable until 30 September 2013.

There are no required prerequisites for the APS courses. It is recommended that individuals take IS 100, IS 200, IS 700, IS 800 and/or the Professional Development Series (PDS) to have a better understanding of the concepts of the Advance Professional Series.


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