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All CTOS courses are offered at NO COST to eligible Participants. LEARN MORE

 

To register or require additional information, contact the CTOS Mobile Training Team (MTT) Registration Department at 702.295.7425 or email ctosmttreg@nv.doe.gov

 

The CTOS instructor staff consists of police officers, firefighters, emergency managers, radiological and nuclear subject matter experts, emergency medical services, Civil Support Team (CST) members, retired and active-duty responders, and personnel with extensive military experience. CTOS relies on the expertise of this multitalented group to assist in the development and delivery of courses that meet the needs of their communities.

 

MTT courses can be requested by first responders in their local communities as long as they can meet the required minimum class size. If needed, other state, local, or tribal first responders can be invited to the MTT course to complete the class size requirement. The requesting group provides the training venue and CTOS provides the instructors and the required specialized equipment, if needed. Students are welcome to use and train on their organization’s detection gear.

 

CTOS Mobile Training Courses
AWR-140
Introduction to Radiological/Nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Operations
PER-243
Primary Screener/Personal Radiation Detector
PER-245
Secondary Screener/Radiation Isotope Identifier Device (SS/RIID)
PER-246
Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection Backpack Operations for the Primary Screener
PER-247
Secondary Screener/Radiation Detection Kit Operations and Strategies
PER-300
Primary Screener/Personal Radiation Detector Refresher
PER-318
Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection Team Operations
PER-332
Population Monitoring at Community Reception Centers
PER-345
Radiation Instruments Operations
PER-347
Personal Protective Equipment-Mission Specific Competencies
PER-349
Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection Backpack Refresher
PER-350
Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection Maritime Operations Course
PER-351
Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection Team Leader Operations
PER-354
Response to Radiological/Nuclear WMD Incidents
PER-355
Radiation Instruments Employment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Awareness Level

Awareness level courses are designed for responders who require the skills necessary to recognize and report a potential catastrophic incident or who are likely to witness or investigate an event involving the use of hazardous and/or explosive devices.

 

pdf iconDHS Course #: AWR-140

Introduction to Radiological/Nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Operations
[PREVENTION/RESPONSE]

 

Target Audience/Discipline: Animal Emergency Services, Agricultural Safety, Citizen/Community Volunteer, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Healthcare, Hazardous Materials, Information Technology, Law Enforcement, Other, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, Private Sector/Corporate Security and Safety Professionals, Public Works, Search and Rescue, Transportation Security

 

Hours: 4 hours (1/2 day) | CEUs: N/A | Format: Mobile | Prerequisites: N/A


COURSE IS ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE (DHS Course #AWR-140-W) AND THROUGH THE INDIRECT TRAINER PROGRAM (DHS Course #AWR-140-1)

 

This instructor-led course provides an introduction to Radiological/Nuclear WMD operations for first responders and others, who may be tasked with response or support missions. The course provides fundamental knowledge regarding recognition of the threat or incident, protective measures, notifications and securing the incident area. The course addresses competencies found in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472, Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents (2013) for Awareness and Operations levels.

 

Enrollment Information: In order to attend a training class delivered by one of the FEMA/NPD training partners, a request must be submitted to the designated U.S. Department of Homeland Security training point of contact. For a Training Coordinator in your area, please call 877.963.2867 or email ctosmttreg@nv.doe.gov.



Response Level


By providing four tiers of response-level training, first responders progressively learn radiological/nuclear response tasks starting with the CTOS Radiological Awareness Level, continuing with Operations Level, Technical Level, and the Management and Planning Level.

 

pdf iconDHS Course #: PER-332

Population Monitoring at Community Reception Centers
[RESPONSE]

 

Target Audience/Discipline: Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Healthcare, Hazardous Materials, Law Enforcement, Private Sector/Corporate Security and Safety Professionals, Public Works, Search and Rescue

 

Hours: 7 hours (1 day) | CEUs: N/A | Format: Mobile | Prerequisites: N/A

 

This course trains emergency responders and non-uniformed support personnel to operate monitoring stations within the Community Reception Center (CRC), or similar reception centers, to perform population monitoring and contamination reduction measures after a radiological or nuclear incident. Examples of incidents that would initiate the establishment of a CRC include a nuclear detonation such as an improvised nuclear device (IND), radiological dispersal device (RDD), an attack on a nuclear power plant (NPP) or other incidents that expose the general population to radioactive contamination.

 

Enrollment Information: In order to attend a training class delivered by one of the FEMA/NPD training partners, a request must be submitted to the designated U.S. Department of Homeland Security training point of contact. For a Training Coordinator in your area, please call 877.963.2867 or email ctosmttreg@nv.doe.gov.



pdf iconDHS Course #: PER-345

Radiation Instruments Operations
[RESPONSE]

 

Target Audience/Discipline: Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Healthcare, Hazardous Materials, Law Enforcement, Private Sector/Corporate Security and Safety Professionals, Public Works, Search and Rescue

 

Hours: 4 hours (1/2 day) | CEUs: N/A | Format: Mobile | Prerequisites: N/A

 

This course provides instrument operation skills needed by the first responders when responding to a radiological or nuclear incident. The course provides a general overview of detection equipment, its selection, and its general operation. The training will encompass basic operations of the following: dosimeters, Personal Radiation Detectors, (PRDs), Human Portable Radiation Detectors (Backpacks), survey meters, portal monitors, and Radio-Isotope Identifier Devices (RIIDs). The course will enable participants to select the appropriate instrument operation in performance of that Mission.

 

Enrollment Information: In order to attend a training class delivered by one of the FEMA/NPD training partners, a request must be submitted to the designated U.S. Department of Homeland Security training point of contact. For a Training Coordinator in your area, please call 877.963.2867 or email ctosmttreg@nv.doe.gov.



pdf iconDHS Course #: PER-347

Personal Protective Equipment-Mission Specific Competencies
[RESPONSE]

 

Target Audience/Discipline: Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Healthcare, Hazardous Materials, Law Enforcement, Private Sector/Corporate Security and Safety Professionals, Public Works, Search and Rescue

 

Hours: 7 hours (1 day) | CEUs: N/A | Format: Mobile | Prerequisites: N/A

 

This course has been designed to meet the intent of NFPA 472, Chapter 6.2. The goal of this course is to identify and demonstrate the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) essential for response to Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) incidents. This includes an in-depth inspection of available equipment, determining their uses, and selecting the appropriate PPE for a HAZMAT incident based upon the type of emergency and the hazards that may exist. These competencies have been identified for the Operations level responder assigned to use PPE at a HAZMAT Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) incident.

 

Enrollment Information: In order to attend a training class delivered by one of the FEMA/NPD training partners, a request must be submitted to the designated U.S. Department of Homeland Security training point of contact. For a Training Coordinator in your area, please call 877.963.2867 or email ctosmttreg@nv.doe.gov.



pdf iconDHS Course #: PER-354

Response to Radiological/Nuclear WMD Incidents
[RESPONSE]

 

Target Audience/Discipline: This course trains State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal (SLTT) Law Enforcement, Fire Department, First Responders, and others who are members of jurisdictions engaged in PRND operations as Primary Screeners

 

Hours: 21 hours (3 days) | CEUs: N/A | Format: Mobile | Prerequisites: AWR-140, Introduction to Radiological/Nuclear WMD Operations or equivalent; PER-345, Radiation Instruments Operations

 

This course is an instructor led drill-based course delivered at the Nevada National Security Site. The Response to Radiological/Nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents course aligns with NFPA 472®, Annex D, Competencies for Operations Level Responders Assigned Radiological Agent-Specific Tasks and provides the baseline response capability to safely respond to incidents involving a Radiological Exposure Device (RED), a Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD), or an IND.

 

Enrollment Information: In order to attend a training class delivered by one of the FEMA/NPD training partners, a request must be submitted to the designated U.S. Department of Homeland Security training point of contact. For a Training Coordinator in your area, please call 877.963.2867 or email ctosmttreg@nv.doe.gov.



pdf iconDHS Course #: PER-355

Radiation Instruments Employment
[RESPONSE/PREVENTION]

 

Target Audience/Discipline: The recommended target audience consists of State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal (SLTT) first responders who have been trained to meet the competencies of NFPA 472, Chapter 5 – Core Competencies for Operations Level Responders and who will be assigned to initial response activities during a radiological or nuclear WMD incident.

 

Hours: 4 hours (1/2 day) | CEUs: N/A | Format: Mobile | Prerequisites: AWR-140, Introduction to Radiological/Nuclear WMD Operations or equivalent

 

This course uses a series of drills designed to reinforce the skills of emergency responders, who have received training in the use of radiation detection instruments. This course is applicable to both the prevent and response mission areas.

 

Enrollment Information: In order to attend a training class delivered by one of the FEMA/NPD training partners, a request must be submitted to the designated U.S. Department of Homeland Security training point of contact. For a Training Coordinator in your area, please call 877.963.2867 or email ctosmttreg@nv.doe.gov.



Prevention Level

Prevention level courses are designed to improve the nation’s capability to detect unauthorized attempts to import, possess, store, develop, or transport nuclear or radiological material for use against the nation.

 

pdf iconDHS Course #: PER-243

Primary Screener/Personal Radiation Detector Course
[PREVENTION]

 

Target Audience/Discipline: Animal Emergency Services, Agricultural Safety, Citizen/Community Volunteer, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Healthcare, Hazardous Materials, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Private Sector/Corporate Security and Safety Professionals, Public Works, Search and Rescue, Transportation Security

 

Hours: 7 hours (1 day) | CEUs: N/A | Format: Mobile | Prerequisites: N/A | Recommended Prerequisites: Applicants should be law enforcement and public safety officers who have been issued a PRD and whose duties place them in locations where illicit radiological/nuclear material may be hidden, transported, assembled, and/or employed by terrorist elements


COURSE IS ALSO AVAILABLE THROUGH THE INDIRECT TRAINER PROGRAM (DHS Course #PER-243-1)

 

This instructor-led, exercise-based course is designed to train the Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection (PRND) mission using a personal radiation detector (PRD) to perform a preliminary radiological assessment. Responders operate PRDs to detect radiation, verify the radiation alarm, localize the source of radiation, measure the radiation level, and assess the threat status of the situation. Participants employ PRDs to help adjudicate potential threats regarding situations with people, vehicles, packages, and facilities. Additional information regarding PRND operations in maritime environments is available and included as needed.

 

Sealed radioactive sources are used during drills and practical exercises. These sources are intended to simulate types of radioactive material that may be encountered in the public domain. Course content includes a primary screener’s role in the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture and the National Preparedness Core Capabilities.

 

Enrollment Information: In order to attend a training class delivered by one of the FEMA/NPD training partners, a request must be submitted to the designated U.S. Department of Homeland Security training point of contact. For a Training Coordinator in your area, please call 877.963.2867 or email ctosmttreg@nv.doe.gov.



pdf iconDHS Course #: PER-245

Secondary Screener/Radiation Isotope Identifier Device Course
[PREVENTION]

 

Target Audience/Discipline: Fire Service, Hazardous Materials, Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Transportation Security

 

Hours: 14 hours (2 days) | CEUs: N/A | Format: Mobile | Prerequisites: PER-243, Primary Screener/Personal Radiation Detector Course

 

This instructor-led, exercise-based course is designed to train the Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection (PRND) mission using a Radiation Isotope Identifier Device (RIID) to perform a secondary radiological assessment. Responders operate RIIDs to detect radiation, verify the alarm, localize the source of radiation, measure the radiation level, identify radioactive isotopes, and assess the threat status of detected material. Participants employ the RIID to help adjudicate potential threats regarding situations with people, vehicles, packages, and facilities. Additional information regarding PRND operations in maritime environments is available and included as needed.

 

Sealed radioactive sources are used during drills and practical exercises. These sources are intended to simulate types of radioactive material that may be encountered in the public domain. Additionally, Participants gain knowledge working with technical reachback assistance. Training is conducted using radioactive material and agency-specific RIIDs. Course content includes the secondary screener’s role in the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture and the National Preparedness Core Capabilities.

 

Enrollment Information: In order to attend a training class delivered by one of the FEMA/NPD training partners, a request must be submitted to the designated U.S. Department of Homeland Security training point of contact. For a Training Coordinator in your area, please call 877.963.2867 or email ctosmttreg@nv.doe.gov.



pdf iconDHS Course #: PER-246

Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection Backpack Operations for the Primary Screener
[PREVENTION]

 

Target Audience/Discipline: Fire Service, Hazardous Materials, Law Enforcement, Private Sector/Corporate Security, Safety Professionals, Search and Rescue, Transportation Security and others performing duties as a primary screener

 

Hours: 4 hours (1/2 day) | CEUs: N/A | Format: Mobile | Prerequisites: PER-243, Primary Screener/Personal Radiation Detector Course, or have equivalent training as both a Primary Screener and in PRD operations

 

This instructor-led is designed to train the Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection (PRND) mission using portable radiation detection systems (backpacks with a higher level of sensitivity than personal radiation detectors) to perform a preliminary radiological assessment. Responders operate backpacks to detect radiation, verify the radiation alarm, localize the source of radiation, measure the radiation level, and assess the threat status of the situation. Participants employ the backpacks to help adjudicate potential threats involving people, vehicles, packages, and facilities. Additional information regarding PRND operations in maritime environments is available and included as needed.

 

Sealed radioactive sources are used during drills and practical exercises. These sources are intended to simulate types of radioactive material that may be encountered in the public domain. Additionally, Participants gain knowledge working with technical reachback assistance. Training is conducted using radioactive material and agency-specific RIIDs. Course content includes the secondary screener’s role in the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture and the National Preparedness Core Capabilities.

 

Enrollment Information: In order to attend a training class delivered by one of the FEMA/NPD training partners, a request must be submitted to the designated U.S. Department of Homeland Security training point of contact. For a Training Coordinator in your area, please call 877.963.2867 or email ctosmttreg@nv.doe.gov.

 


pdf iconDHS Course #: PER-247

Secondary Screener/Radiation Detection Kit Operations and Strategies Course
[PREVENTION]

 

Target Audience/Discipline: Fire Service, Hazardous Materials, Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Transportation Security and others performing duties as a secondary screener

 

Hours: 7 hours (1 day) | CEUs: N/A | Format: Mobile | Prerequisites: N/A
Recommended Prerequisites: AWR-140/AWR-140-W, Introduction to Radiological/Nuclear WMD Operations; AWR-224-W, Secondary Screener Radiation Detection Kit Components and Controls; PER-243, Primary Screener/Personal Radiation Detector Course; PER-245, Secondary Screener/Radiation Isotope Identifier Device Course or equivalent training and/or experience

 

This instructor-led, exercise-based course focuses on the operation and employment of the Radiation Detection Kit (RDK) in support of the Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection (PRND) mission. Responders are taught how to conduct a secondary screener investigation of elevated radiation levels and alarms using the radiation detection instruments and accessories contained in the RDK. Participants learn to detect radiation, verify alarms, localize the source of radiation, identify radioactive isotopes, and assess the threat status of detected material in facilities, packages, and vehicles.

 

Sealed radioactive sources are used during drills and practical exercises. These sources are intended to simulate types of radioactive material that may be encountered in the public domain. Additionally, Participants gain knowledge working with technical reachback assistance. Training is conducted using radioactive material and agency-specific RIIDs. Course content includes the secondary screener's role in the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture and the National Preparedness Core Capabilities.

 

Enrollment Information: In order to attend a training class delivered by one of the FEMA/NPD training partners, a request must be submitted to the designated U.S. Department of Homeland Security training point of contact. For a Training Coordinator in your area, please call 877.963.2867 or email ctosmttreg@nv.doe.gov.



pdf iconDHS Course #: PER-300

Primary Screener/Personal Radiation Detector Refresher Course
[PREVENTION]

 

Target Audience/Discipline: Animal Emergency Services, Agricultural Safety, Citizen/Community Volunteer, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Healthcare, Hazardous Materials, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Private Sector/Corporate Security and Safety Professionals, Search and Rescue, Transportation Security

 

Hours: 2 hours | CEUs: N/A | Format: Mobile | Prerequisites: PER-243, Primary Screener/Personal Radiation Detector Course or equivalent PRD initial training and/or experience | Recommended Prerequisites: AWR-140/AWR-140-W, Introduction Radiological/Nuclear WMD Operations (Optional based on Participant knowledge or properties of radiological/nuclear material)


COURSE IS ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE (DHS Course #PER-300-W) AND THROUGH THE INDIRECT TRAINER PROGRAM (DHS Course #PER-300-1)

 

This instructor-led, exercise-based course provides refresher training to primary screeners who have successfully completed PER-243, Primary Screener/Personal Radiation Detector (PRD) Course. This course emphasizes crucial training points from the PRD course, while reviewing the knowledge and skills required in the operation and employment of a PRD during the initial detection of radioactive materials in varying scenarios.

 

Sealed radioactive sources are used during drills and practical exercises. These sources are intended to simulate types of radioactive material that may be encountered in the public domain. Additionally, Participants gain knowledge working with technical reachback assistance. Training is conducted using radioactive material and agency-specific RIIDs. Course content includes the secondary screener’s role in the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture and the National Preparedness Core Capabilities.

 

Enrollment Information: In order to attend a training class delivered by one of the FEMA/NPD training partners, a request must be submitted to the designated U.S. Department of Homeland Security training point of contact. For a Training Coordinator in your area, please call 877.963.2867 or email ctosmttreg@nv.doe.gov.



pdf iconDHS Course #: PER-318

Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection Team Operations Course
[PREVENTION]

 

Target Audience/Discipline: Law Enforcement, Fire Service, Sate, Local, Territorial, and Tribal (SLTT) Primary and Secondary Screeners who perform PRND tasks included in the National Preparedness Goal mission areas of Preventive and Protection, and SLTT agencies who wish to develop NIMS typed PRND team.

 

Hours: 28 hours (4 days) | CEUs: N/A | Format: Mobile | Prerequisites: PRND Screener Type 2 and Type 1

 

This instructor-led, exercise-based course provides Primary and Secondary Screeners the skill sets to maximize their PRND equipment capabilities to efficiently and effectively perform the essential tasks to protect and secure critical infrastructure, large venues, and special events as a National Incident Management System (NIMS) typed teams. The exercises are based on specific competencies, behaviors, and tasks utilizing typed personnel, equipment and teams.

 

Sealed radioactive sources are used during drills and practical exercises. These sources are intended to simulate types of radioactive material that may be encountered in the public domain. Course content includes the secondary screener’s role in the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture and the National Preparedness Core Capabilities.

 

Enrollment Information: In order to attend a training class delivered by one of the FEMA/NPD training partners, a request must be submitted to the designated U.S. Department of Homeland Security training point of contact. For a Training Coordinator in your area, please call 877.963.2867 or email ctosmttreg@nv.doe.gov.




pdf iconDHS Course #: PER-349

Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection Backpack Refresher
[PREVENTION]

 

Target Audience/Discipline: This course trains State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal (SLTT) Law Enforcement, Fire Department, First Responders, and others who are members of jurisdictions engaged in PRND operations as Primary Screeners.

 

Hours: 2 hours | CEUs: N/A | Format: Mobile | Prerequisites: AWR-140, Introduction to Radiological/Nuclear WMD Operations; PER-243, Primary Screener/Personal Radiation Detector Course; and PER-246, PRND Backpack Operations for the Primary Screener


COURSE IS ALSO AVAILABLE THROUGH THE INDIRECT TRAINER PROGRAM (DHS Course #PER-349-1)

 

This refresher course reviews the basic operation and employment of a Backpack radiation detection system, wide area sweeps and facility operations. The course is designed to provide current PRND operators with updates in technology and the PRND mission. The course may be taught in conjunction with other PRND refreshers and/or followed by a Radiation Instrument Employment course, allowing hands-on operations using radioactive material and agency specific backpacks. CTOS provides instruments for training purposes; attendees are encouraged to bring their own department’s instruments if possible. This course uses sealed radioactive sources to provide realism.

 

Sealed radioactive sources are used during drills and practical exercises. These sources are intended to simulate types of radioactive material that may be encountered in the public domain. Course content includes the secondary screener’s role in the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture and the National Preparedness Core Capabilities.

 

Enrollment Information: In order to attend a training class delivered by one of the FEMA/NPD training partners, a request must be submitted to the designated U.S. Department of Homeland Security training point of contact. For a Training Coordinator in your area, please call 877.963.2867 or email ctosmttreg@nv.doe.gov.



pdf iconDHS Course #: PER-350

Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection Maritime Operations Course
[PREVENTION]

 

Target Audience/Discipline: This course trains State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal (SLTT), Law Enforcement, Fire Department, and personnel who perform tasks in the National Preparedness Goal with the focus with the focus on personnel who are assigned Maritime PRND duties acting as a PRND Screener Type 1 or 2, Primary or Secondary Screener.

 

Hours: 21 hours (3 days) | CEUs: N/A | Format: Mobile | Recommended Prerequisites: Must have a basic operational understanding of small boats and/or be part of a maritime team.


COURSE IS ALSO AVAILABLE THROUGH THE INDIRECT TRAINER PROGRAM (DHS Course #PER-350-1)

 

This instructor led course establishes a standardized operational understanding of small vessel maritime PRND operations, and provides the skills necessary to execute missions safely and effectively. Participants, working as a crew team, will demonstrate proficiency in primary and secondary screening, safety and tactical positioning, chokepoint setup and operation, and area sweeps in the maritime environment. Drills are based on specific com-petencies, behaviors, and tasks leveraging NIMS typed personnel, equipment, and teams.

 

Sealed radioactive sources are used during drills and practical exercises. These sources are intended to simulate types of radioactive material that may be encountered in the public domain. Course content includes the secondary screener’s role in the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture and the National Preparedness Core Capabilities.

 

Enrollment Information: In order to attend a training class delivered by one of the FEMA/NPD training partners, a request must be submitted to the designated U.S. Department of Homeland Security training point of contact. For a Training Coordinator in your area, please call 877.963.2867 or email ctosmttreg@nv.doe.gov.



pdf iconDHS Course #: PER-351

Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection Team Leader Operations Course
[PREVENTION]

 

Target Audience/Discipline: Fire Service, Hazardous Materials, Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Transportation Security and others performing duties as a secondary screener

 

Hours: 14 hours (2 days) | CEUs: N/A | Format: Mobile | Prerequisites: ICS-100, ICS-200, IS-700, PRND Screener Type 2 and Type 1.

 

This course provides instrument operation skills needed by the first responders when responding to a radiological or nuclear incident. The course provides a general overview of detection equipment, its selection, and its general operation. The training will encompass basic operations of the following: dosimeters, Personal Radiation Detectors, (PRDs), Human Portable Radiation Detectors (Backpacks), survey meters, portal monitors, and Radio-Isotope Identifier Devices (RIIDs). The course will enable participants to select the appropriate instrument operation in performance of that mission.

 

Sealed radioactive sources are used during drills and practical exercises. These sources are intended to simulate types of radioactive material that may be encountered in the public domain. Course content includes the secondary screener’s role in the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture and the National Preparedness Core Capabilities.

 

Enrollment Information: In order to attend a training class delivered by one of the FEMA/NPD training partners, a request must be submitted to the designated U.S. Department of Homeland Security training point of contact. For a Training Coordinator in your area, please call 877.963.2867 or email ctosmttreg@nv.doe.gov.



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Training is provided at no cost to eligible participants


In recent years, over 13,000 First Responders trained annually.


All CTOS courses are subject to a DHS certification process that utilizes third-party subject matter experts to validate the content of the course materials and ensure that the lessons are meeting industry standards and regulations. In addition to all courses undergoing certification, all CTOS instructors must complete the DHS and NDPC Instructor Certification Programs. Instructors all possess both DHS and NDPC Instructor Certifications, which provides CTOS with a consistent approach to ensuring only highly skilled instructors with both field and classroom experience deliver DHS-sponsored training.


 

Comments from a Secondary Screener/Radiation Isotope Identifier Device Class held in Brooklyn, NY:

 

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I enjoyed every phase.
Your professionalism changed my perspective about this Country.
I realized another facet of the
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Country free.”