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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:


CASM Training

The MN DPS Emergency Communication Networks and the US DHS Office of Emergency Communication announce three Basic CASM Training courses. 

August 29, 2017
Metropolitan Emergency Service Board
2099 University Avenue West, St. Paul, MN  55104
Two sessions, 8:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Register by emailing Troy Tretter

August 30, 2017
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Stearns County Emergency Management (EOC)
807 Courthouse Square, Saint Cloud, MN 56303
Additional information and registration available on the Central Region website

All participants should have a CASM ID and have successfully logged in at least once to get their security questions, permissions and affiliations squared away. Visit the CASM website to request CASM access.

Participants should bring some local information with them for CASM entry and/or validation.  This information can include:

·         Agency/Radio System/Mobile Asset POC’s and 24/7 phone numbers
·         Radio System, channel and/or talkgroup information
·         Agency channel usage
·         Mobile assets
·         Any issues or other CASM problems they would like help with.


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


All-Hazard Incident Dispatcher course

DATES:  Monday, September 11 through Thursday, September 14.

TIMES:  TBD, most likely 8-430 p.m.

LOCATION:  St. Louis County EOC, 5735 Old Miller Trunk Hwy, Duluth, MN 55811

See link for prerequisites. Class size is limited to 20 and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  Contact Cathy Anderson,, Standards & Training Coordinator, if interested. 


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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