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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:


System Administrator Training Course

The Northeast Region is hosting a System Administrator Course at the St. Louis County EOC in Pike Lake from October 23rd to the 25th.  Click here for complete information. 


Northeast Region ARMER Radio user's Conference 

The Northeast Region ARMER Radio user’s Conference is now open to all users in Minnesota and is free of charge to attend.  Conference dates are Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30, 2017.  Click here for complete conference information, including registration and lodging.


Minnesota National Guard Domestic Operations Communications Instructors Course and COMMEX

Scope of the Training is Military Support to Civilian Authorities and how the military communicates in that emergency environment.

Communication platforms welcome!

Course: September 25-29, 2017

COMMEX: September 29, 2017 (9 AM - noon)

Location: Camp RipleyCamp Ripley

Questions?  Please contact SFC Tom Simota at 651-268-8055 or


Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan Training

October 25, 2017 (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

St. Cloud Police Department Conference Room

Do you have a plan for continuing your dispatch operations should you have to unexpectedly evacuate your center?  Whether you do or not, please save the date – October 25 - and plan to attend. 

ECN, in conjunction with the local APCO/NENA Chapters, will be offering a free one-day training session to provide PSAP managers and staff with the tools and information necessary to create a PSAP-specific COOP plan.

Click here for the COOP Planning Workshop Schedule.  Please RSVP with Kelli Peters at or 651-201-7558 to reserve your spot.

For more information, please check out the Office of Homeland Security (HSEM) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) course description for this training.


Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response and Communications Training

Courses will contain both classroom training and hands-on full scale scenario exercises.  There is an added classroom session for Dispatch as well.  This full day training will give participants practical skills needed to respond to and communicate within active assailant hostile events on a REGIONAL Basis!

September 30, 2017
Wabasha-Kellogg High School, Wabasha, MN

October 14, 2017
Lincoln Elementary School, Faribault, MN


All participants MUST Pre-register.

See flyers for further details
Wabasha-Kellogg High School, Wabasha, MN
Lincoln Elementary School, Faribault, MN

Interested persons should contact:
Jennifer Hauer-Schmitz
Rice County Emergency Management Director
RCSO Deputy Sheriff, #1122
507-332-6119 office
507-838-8523 cell


COMMEX Train-the-Trainer Course 

ECN and DHS OEC are hosting a COMMEX Train-the-Trainer course.  This course is designed to provide  exercise documentation and a basic understanding of how to plan and execute a COMMEX.

Dates of the workshop are Wed/Thurs October 11/12, 2017.

Please see attachment for location/times and complete information.   

You will be responsible for your own costs (meals, hotel, travel expenses) but these may fall under allowable reimbursements from your region/agency.

Attendees will be expected to host or support at least one COMMEX on an annual basis. 

Please email Cathy Anderson if you meet the prerequisite and are interested in attending.

Click Here for Brochure


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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