Homeland Security and Emergency Management

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Training and Exercises

​​​​​Training Update

March 15, 2021​​

PDS-0230/0235 Principles of Emergency Management/Emergency Planning was opened to learners who had their course cancelled in 2020. This course is now filled and will not be posted on the LMS.

G-0393 Hazard Mitigation for Emergency Managers will be opened to learners in the coming weeks. Learners who had this course cancelled in 2020 will have priority over the open seats and if space permits, the course will be added to the LM​S schedule and open to all learners.

The Training Team anticipates posting additional VILT in the Learning Management System (LMS). Continue to check back.

Homeland Security and Emergency Management continues to monitor guidance from the State of MN Department of Health and Center for Disease Control (CDC) as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate your patience and we are looking forward to working with you in our new virtual classroom!


HSEM provides a comprehensive training program for Minnesota’s emergency management professionals. Our Minnesota Emergency Management Certificate curriculum and other specialized learning paths have a mix of classroom, workshop and online courses coordinated to prepare those who play a role in improving Minnesota’s readiness. The topics in this section offer specific information on available training opportunities.


Realistic exercise of core capabilities prepares us for real world events. The HSEM Exercise Program supports emergency management personnel in planning, conducting and evaluating exercises.

Minnesota Community Emergency Preparedness Program

The Minnesota Community Emergency Preparedness (CEP) Program is an exercise-based training activity that places emergency response personnel under realistic crisis situations within a structured and safe learning environment. Training and simulations are tailored for your jurisdiction based on your needs. The Minnesota CEP stresses the functions, resources, organizations, and individuals in all phases of emergency management.

For More Information

Contact HSEM Training at 651-201-7441 or hsem.training@state.mn.us