Asked Questions About Emergency Management Courses
Who should attend emergency management training courses
Emergency Management Coordinators and other officials
who have responsibilities in some aspect of emergency
management should attend training. Personnel from
police, fire, ems, health, environmental protection,
public works and educational agencies are encouraged
to participate in the appropriate courses. The
courses will increase management skills during
the performance of day to day responsibilities,
as well as in emergency response. Members of volunteer
organizations, private non-profit agencies, and
business and industry personnel who have emergency
planning or response functions are also eligible
How much does it cost to take a course ?
All NJOEM training courses all delivered free
What days and times are courses held ?
Most courses are held on weekdays, between 8:30
a.m. and 4:30 p.m. At times, alternate scheduling
of courses is arranged.
Can I get a copy of the current schedule ?
The schedule is posted on the NJOEM Website (located here) and is updated as needed.
How can I apply for a course ?
Use the NJOEM Application Form to apply for courses.
All completed applications will be reviewed by
the respective County Emergency Management coordinator
before being forwarded to the Regional Office,
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management. Applicants
selected for training will be notified of their
acceptance approximately three to four weeks prior
to the commencement of the course.
There is usually a waiting list for all courses, early
application is recommended.
Additional forms can be photocopied or are obtainable
from the NJ Office of Emergency Management, State
Training Officer, NJOEM Field Training Unit, P.O. Box 7068, ROIC Bldg 18, NJSP Div Headquarters, W. Trenton NJ 08628, ph 609-963-6962, fax 609-671-0160.
Where are training courses held ?
Most courses are held at the NJSP Troop C Headquarters in Hamilton, Mercer County, or at the ROIC in West Trenton. Courses are also presented
at county training facilities throughout the state. Students will be mailed directions to the training site with their acceptance letter. Field
courses are open to participants from all twenty-one counties. Rules of the host county regarding parking, smoking, food in classrooms, etc. should be respected.
Lunch is "on your own" and overnight accommodations are not provided.
Will I get a certificate for the course ?
Every student who completes a course will receive
a certificate of completion from the New Jersey
Office of Emergency Management. Due to FEMA's
reporting requirements, each student must supply
their social security number on the application
form in order to receive a certificate for the
Would the NJOEM deliver a course for the squads, departments,
or businesses in my community ?
It is understood that personal and professional
commitments often prohibit attendance at a training
site that necessitates long commutes and consecutive
full days of instruction. Alternative field offerings
permit those members of the emergency management
to receive the training they believe to be beneficial
to themselves and their programs. However, these
needs must be balanced by the availability of
instructors, the number of courses on the yearly
schedule, availability of an appropriate training
site, and the potential for a class size of a
least 20 students. We encourage those who desire
emergency management training, unique or specialized
training, business and industry training, or public
officials conferences for members of their community
and neighboring jurisdictions to contact the NJ
Office of Emergency Management, State Training
Officer, NJOEM Field Training Unit, P.O. Box 7068, ROIC Bldg 18, NJSP Div Headquarters, W. Trenton NJ 08628, ph 609-963-6962, fax 609-671-0160. Any course delivered by
the NJOEM at any location must be open to emergency
management personnel statewide.