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

This course is designed to enhance the ability of Security Professionals to prepare for and plan to react immediately in the event of a natural disaster in order to meet the disaster response and recovery needs of their facility and to provide support to local first responder agencies as needed.
The course material will familiarize participants with a range of natural hazards, the disaster-specific risks they pose (including likelihood and consequences), different factors that contribute to or reduce vulnerability, effective and accepted emergency procedures that may be taken to minimize financial and/or human impacts, and basic law enforcement duties that are typically required in the response to or recovery from major emergencies and disasters.
Students will be exposed to prevailing emergency and disaster coordination and communication systems and procedures, and will be informed of different actions that they may be able to take in order to support pre- and post-event first responder efforts.

Course Modules:

  • Hazards, Cascading Events, and Common Outcomes
  • Disaster Expectations and Preparation
  • Capstone Activity
Target Audience:

The target audience for this awareness level training course is the approximately 1.1 million civilian security professionals employed in almost every industry (including critical infrastructure, tourism, finance, medicine, manufacturing, retail, education, sports, government facilities, transportation, and many others).

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe relevant natural hazards including characteristics of the hazard, potential cascading effects and common outcomes
  • Describe common disaster conditions and considerations and learn about safety actions that can be reasonably implemented.
  • Apply concepts discussed in a capstone activity
Contact Hours: 2
IACET Credits 0.2 Continuing Education Units
Type: Awareness


Provider: UH-NDPTC
Delivery Method: Web-Based Domestic. 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.