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Statewide Training Opportunities

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Upcoming Training Opportunities:

9-1-1 Training Opportunity presented by NENA

Overcoming Negativity in the Communications Center

December 8 in Minneapolis

Further details on the informational flyer.


COML/AUXCOMM Train-the-Trainer Course


The US Department of Homeland Security, Office of Emergency Communications (OEC,) is considering hosting a regional COML/AUXCOMM Train-the-Trainer Course.

This is a phenomenal opportunity that may become available to two people from Minnesota who are interested in becoming a Train-the-Trainer for both COML and AUXCOMM.   

Four states in our region need to commit for this course to occur.  If this happens, Minnesota will be allowed to send two people, and the training will include “invitational travel” -- OEC will pay transportation and lodging.   

Currently, there are no particulars about where or when the course will be held, but the goal is to train in-state instructors to support our own training needs (each course takes two instructors) instead of having OEC provide these courses.  Information will be relayed to those who qualify as it becomes available.

You MUST meet ALL of the following prerequisites to be considered:


·        Completed COML Position Task Book (PTB) (attach a copy with the appropriate signatures3 of the PTB verification page to the FEMA Form 119-25-1, General Admissions Application)

·        IS-100.b, Introduction to the ICS

·        IS-200.b, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

·        ICS-300, Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents

·        ICS-400, Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff, Complex Incidents and MACS for Operational First Responders

·        IS-700.a, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction

·        IS-701.a, Multi-Agency Coordination System (MACS) Course

·        IS-800.b, National Response Framework (NRF)


·        Completion of IS-100.b, IS-200.b, IS-700.a, and IS-800.b prior to the workshop1

·        An active FCC amateur radio license

·        Past experience in auxiliary emergency communications


Students also must provide documentation of successful completion of formal adult education and/or training to include at least one of the following:

·        Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Master Trainer Program

·        National Fire Academy (NFA) Educational Methodology course

·        National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Facilitative Instructor (M-410) course

·        Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) Instructor Training Certification Course


Equivalents (for example, Total Army Instructor Training Course (TAITC); Small Group Instructor Training Course (SGITC); G265 Basic Instructional Skills course: etc.):

·        State certified Level II or higher Fire, Rescue, and/or EMS Instructor (NFPA 1041 – Level II)

·        State-certified teaching certificate

·        Advanced degree in education, educational psychology, technical education, or a related program


To reiterate, you will be signing up for both COML and AUXCOMM Train-the-Trainer.  Please note that AUXCOMM also requires a current FCC Amateur Radio License.

If you are interested in being considered for this course, please contact Standards and Training Coordinator Cathy Anderson at 


POST Board Approves Online Training 

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

ECN's web-based training website, developed in partnership with Alexandria Technical and Community College, can be accessed on their 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


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