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Training and Exercises

HSEM provides a comprehensive training program for Minnesota’s emergency management professionals. Our Emergency Management Certification curriculum has 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.

Training and Exercise Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

HSEM Emergency Management Professional Certification and Training Program

The HSEM Emergency Management Training Program provides three levels of professional training  designed to fit the multi-faceted roles and responsibilities of our diverse emergency management community.
These three training tracks are aimed at specific audiences whose roles require different sets of knowledge.  Additionally, HSEM is implementing a sponsorship process, which is required for anyone who is not a state or local emergency management professional or staff, prior to taking classroom courses.
Please review the program guide and fact sheets for more information. 

Emergency Managment Certification Training Program Guide

Decision Matrix - What training is best suited to my role in Emergency Management?

Emergency Management Training Program Fact Sheet

For more details and instructions please visit the EM Certification Program website

HSEM Exercise Program

HSEM’s comprehensive exercise program provides a structure for determining needs, coordinating efforts and collaborating on exercises conducted on a regional, state, county or local level. This ensures local program alignment to the statewide priorities and preparedness strategy.

Please review the current Minnesota Training and Exercise Plan 2014-2016  here

Emergency Managers, please use the TEP-EZ Form 2016 User to report planned training and exercise activities sponsored by your jurisdiction.(see the TEP-EZ-Form Instructions here) These activities will be added to the state multi-year training and exercise program list.

Please review this Fact Sheet for more information about the HSEM Emergency Management Training Program.

If you have questions on Training or Exercises, please consult our Training and Exercise Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  prior to contacting

FEMA Training

The Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) and FEMA provide a comprehensive professional training curriculum for emergency management professionals and support personnel offered both via online and through classroom training. To learn more, please visit our FEMA Training information web page or visit the link below.