State Training Calendar

The State Office of Emergency Management maintains a calendar of Emergency Management related training available around the State.
Oregon Emergency Management Training Calendar

FEMA Professional Development Series (PDS)

The Professional Development Series consists of seven Emergency Management Institute (EMI)independent study courses that provide a well-rounded set of fundamentals for those in the emergency management profession. Many students build on this foundation to develop their careers.

Basic Applied Practices Series (BAPS)

The Oregon Emergency Management Basic Applied Practices Series consists of several required course and four (4) elective courses. The intent of the BAPS is to provide training needed by all emergency service providers for successful field operations. Courses in the Professional Development Series (PDS) cannot be used to  meet BAPS requirements.

FEMA Advanced Professional Series (APS)

FEMA’s Advanced Professional Series emphasizes applied skills in disaster operations, alongside of and building on the management and coordination skills developed throughout their Professional Development Series. The APS courses address top skills for performing emergency management and disaster duties. The original course lineup was established five years ago, and updated in 2004, to motivate and challenge students to continue emergency management training.

Graduate and Undergraduate Emergency Management Degrees

The Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland, in 1994 developed the Emergency Management Higher Education Project with the aim of promoting college-based emergency management education for future emergency managers and other interested personnel. The primary goal of the FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education Project is to work with colleges and universities, emergency management professionals, and stakeholder organizations to help create an emergency management system of sustained, replicable capability and disaster loss reduction through formal education, experiential learning, practice, and experience centered on mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from the full range of natural, technological and intentional hazards which confront communities, States and the Nation.


Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Emergency Management

Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Emergency Management

Clackamas Community College (CCC)

There is no “residency requirement” for the college credit. Students pay a “transcript fee” per course rather than a per credit hour fee.  Unique way to use all those FEMA classes that you have taken. Approved by the United States Coast Guard (USCG), and States of Oregon, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Kansas, and Virginia.

Private Sector Program – Links and Resources

For localized information (by region and county) about private sector employers in various sectors:

  • Go to
  • Go to Business and Industry tab. You can search industry profiles by region in the drop down menu.
  • Go to Local Areas tab. You can search for specific employers/number of workers by county.
  • Go to Publications tab. There are monthly newsletters with summary information, latest news articles and other information for each region in the state.

This information may be helpful to you in targeting private sector partners to contact; understanding which businesses in your area may have the most economic impact; general information about what is happening in the businesses in your region; and contact information for regional economists and other resource people who may be able to help you drill down into more detailed information

Current training programs related to Emergency Management in 2-4 year colleges in Oregon:

  • Clackamas Community College – Associate of Applied Science Degree (2 year) in Emergency Management. Katelynn Karch, 503-594-0959
  • Portland Community College – Associate of Applied Science Degree (2 year) or One Year Certificate in Emergency Management. Program Office: 971-722-5424
  • Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Program – Concordia University (undergraduate degree). Scott Winegar, 503-493-6243 or 1-800-321-9371.
  • Professional Certificate in Emergency Leadership and Community Resilience (Currently on hiatus). Dan Trifone, 503-725-5114 or
  • In the fall of 2016, Oregon Institute of Technology proposes to offer an undergraduate dual major and graduate level certificate in cybersecurity at both the Klamath Falls and Wilsonville campuses, as well as online. Contact: Kris Rosenberg,


An easy to use, step-by-step guide for any private business wishing to register with the State of Oregon procurement network: