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Emergency Communication Networks

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

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 For complete course descriptions and registration information, click on the link under the course name.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program Resources1/1/201912/31/2019Varies

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 to receive a unique username, password and profile or if you have any questions.


Training Resources

expand Document Type : Best Practice Guides ‎(8)
expand Document Type : Other ‎(4)
expand Document Type : StatusBoard ‎(1)
expand Document Type : Training Bulletin ‎(1)

Training Vendors

The Department of Public Safety and the Statewide Emergency Communications Board have not vetted these vendors nor do they endorse these vendors. This space is available to any training vendor requesting to be listed. To request that your training service be listed, please email

Training Offered
On Target Training & Consultingontarget@ontargettc.com320-293-9011On TargetARMER End User, ARMER System Administration, Code Plug or Fleetmap Development, Dispatch – Operations, Dispatch – Technical, ICS Principles
PowerPhonepam@powerphone.com800-537-6937PowerPhone.comDispatch, Certification and Continuing Education training specifically designed for dispatchers, available both online and in the classroom options
Preferred Responsepaul.vanvoorhis@outlook.com320-980-6778ARMER End User, ARMER System Administration, Dispatch – Operations, IPAWS, #Exercise Creation & Facilitation