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Statewide Training Opportunities

If you would like to see your training listed on ECN's website, please send an email which includes course title, who is doing the training, location, date(s), class size limitations and contact information to


Upcoming Training Opportunities:


All-Hazard Incident Communications Center Manager Course

All-Hazard Incident Communications Center Manager course, December 5-7, 2017
Minneapolis EOC Training Facility, 25 – 37th Ave NE, Fridley 55421. Course is free of cost.
Contact Sara Boucher-Jackson for more information at


Communications Training Officer

Communications Training Officer
Bloomington Police Department, 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington
December 13-15, 2017.
Click here for complete information, including how to register.

"Stable Mercury 2018" Communications Exercise at Camp Dodge in Iowa City, Iowa

The Iowa National Guard is hosting a Communications Exercise April 23-24, 2018 titled Stable Mercury 2018. Minnesota's COMLs and COMTs (and trainees) are welcome to participate.  The exercise will be held at Camp Dodge near Iowa City, Iowa. 

Additional information is available at their Eventbrite site.


Job Opening

The Minnesota Department of Corrections Office of Special Investigations is hiring a Management Analyst 3 to serve as the DOC’s backup ARMER System Administrator.  More information about this position can be found on the Minnesota Careers website.  Use search keywords “ARMER” or “Job ID 17082.”


Alexandria technical and community college

online training

Web-based training is available from CN's web-based training website, developed in partnership with Alexandria Technical and Community College is available to all Minnesota Public Safety.  The training is available on the Alexandria Technical and Community College's website.  

Log on information is shown, based on your radio region.  Please note that user names and passwords are case sensitive.

USER NAME                      PASSWORD
Central                                region123
Metro                                   region123
Northeast                           region123
Northwest                          region123
SouthCentral                     region123
Southeast                           region123
Southwest                          region123
Once you access the web-based training, click on the ARMER training link under Courses, then the Materials dropdown on the left-hand side of the screen, and select the Content link.
If you need additional information or would like an individual log on for your department or each member of your staff, please contact ECN Standards Coordinator Cathy Anderson at
The ​Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (POST) has approved the following courses for credit (one POST credit each).
1. Radio 101
2. History of ARMER
3. Interoperability 101
4. Wireless Broadband – FirstNet
5. Technology of the ARMER System
Beginning July 1, 2016, Alexandria Technical and Community College is required to submit an "Affidavit of Attendance" POST roster for each course a licensed officer attends. This affidavit must contain the officer's name, POST number, course, date attended and hour(s) attended. This is how you will receive POST credits for the courses you take. This will require you to logon with a username and password and profile that is unique to you and contains your first and last name. You cannot use a generic group logon setup for a region or department. Please contact Linda Muchow at 320-762-4539 or to receive a unique username, password and profile or if you have any questions.


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