Course Catalog

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Course Title: Natural Disaster Awareness for Security Professionals (AWR-322)
Status: FEMA Certified. This course is now listed in the FEMA National Training and Education Division (NTED) Catalog.

Security professionals play an integral role in a community’s resilience. Oftentimes the security professional is the first person of authority on scene responding to an event. Security professionals are present at critical infrastructure locations (water, electricity, transit hubs), retail shopping malls, hotels, hospitals and other human service providers, and other public gathering areas such as sporting events, conferences, concerts.

The purpose of this course is to enhance the disaster awareness of security professionals and facilitate their contributions to successful emergency management outcomes

This course familiarizes participants with a range of natural hazards, the disaster-specific risks they pose, different factors that contribute to or reduce vulnerability, basic security duties that are typically required in the response to or recovery from major emergencies and disasters.

Course Modules include:

  • Hazards, Cascading Events and Common Outcomes
  • Risks and Risk Assessment
  • Disaster Expectations and Preparation
  • Disaster Planning
  • Capstone Tabletop Activity
Target Audience:
  • Private Sector / Corporate Security and Safety - management and planning level

  • Law Enforcement

  • Other
Contact Hours: 8
IACET Credits 0.6 Continuing Education Units
IAEM (E) Credits 6.5 Emergency Management Training Credit Hours
Type: Awareness




Provider: UH-NDPTC
Delivery Method: Instructor Led. If you are interested in having this course delivered in your area, please contact your State Administrative Agency (SAA) through the FEMA Emergency Management System. Step-by-step instructions are available at:
Max Enrollment: 30 - 40 participants
Test Requirements:
  • Pre-test to be completed PRIOR to the course. Assists to assess familiarity with the course subject material.
  • Post test to be completed at completion of course. To receive a FEMA issued Certificate of Completion, a post test score of at least 70% must be obtained.
Costs: The cost of developing and delivering training is covered by a cooperative agreement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). There is no cost to the individual for taking the course. we do not cover the cost of travel or lodging to attend training.