// NDPTC Course Information
// Course Description
|Course Title:||Social Media Tools and Techniques (PER-344)|
|Status:||FEMA Certified. This course is now listed in the FEMA National Training and Education Division (NTED) Catalog.|
This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to use intermediate social media tools and techniques for situational awareness during an emergency. Participants will learn and use tools such as mapping applications, data analysis, and data mining for research and management. It aims to reach public and private sector organizations who have responsibility for conveying disaster-related information to the public or who are responsible for gathering information during and after a disaster.
The course will supplement and build upon NDPTC’s existing FEMA-certified performance-level course, PER-304 Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery, by providing more in-depth training in the use of social media for disaster management operations.
The course content is intended for public and private sector organizations who have responsibility for conveying disaster-related information to the public or who are responsible for gathering information during and after a disaster. This could include the members or representatives of the following groups:
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
|ASFPM Credits||6.5 Continuing Education Credits|
|IACET Credits||0.6 Continuing Education Units|
|IAEM (E/G) Credits||8.0 Emergency/General Management Training Credit Hours|
PER-304 Social Media for Disaster Response and Recovery, or equivalent operational knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Recommended courses include: IS-42, IS-100, IS-200 and IS-700
1) Participants will be required to bring their own laptop or wi-fi enabled device to the training session for the hands-on exercises.
3) Participants must have Twitter, Facebook and Instagram account prior to attending the course.
2) This course conducts a pre-test, post-test, and course evaluation online.
|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: https://www.firstrespondertraining.gov|
|Max Enrollment:||30 - 40 participants|
|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.|