Course Catalog

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Course Title: Planning for Disaster Debris Management (MGT-460)
Status: FEMA Certified. This course is now listed in the FEMA National Training and Education Division (NTED) Catalog.

This eight-hour management-level course will provide an overview of debris management and the debris management planning process.  The focus of the course will be to identify debris management plan components and best planning practices using existing plan examples and case studies and to draft an outline of a debris management plan. This course will empower participants to create pre-disaster debris management plans for their own communities.

Target Audience:


  • Emergency Management
  • Government Administrative
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Health
  • Public Works
Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Explain the basic concepts of debris management operations and the benefits of debis management planning
  2. Outline the key components of a debis management plan
  3. Apply strategies for special considerations encountered during debris management operations to plan outlines
Contact Hours: 8
APA Credits 6.5 Certification Maintenance
IACET Credits 0.6 Continuing Education Units
Type: Management


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.