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Advanced Professional Series (APS)

The ability to perform essential work in a disaster requires skills in emergency operations and management. These skills may be developed through this series of courses that offers "how to" training focused on practical information. This new series emphasizes applied skills in disaster operations, alongside of and building on Professional Development Series management and coordination skills.

The original Advanced Professional Series (APS) course lineup was established five years ago, and updated in 2004, to motivate and challenge students to continue emergency management training. Courses address top skills for performing emergency management and disaster duties. APS courses are classroom courses unless otherwise noted.

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Required Courses

EOC Management and Operations, G775
Incident Command System/Emergency Operations Center Interface, G191

Rapid Assessment Workshop, G250.7
Recovery from Disaster, the Local Government Role, G270.4
Mitigation Planning Workshop for Local Governments, G318

Elective Courses (choose any 5)

Donations Management Workshop, G288
Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools, G362
Emergency Planning and Special Needs Populations, G197
NIMS Resource Management, IS-703 (Independent Study)
Debris Management, G202
Mass Fatalities, G386
Exercise Program Manager, G137
Flood Fight Operations, G361
Emergency Management Operations Course for Local Governments, G110
Homeland Security Planning for Local Governments (formerly Terrorism Planning), G408
Community Mass Care Management, G108
Evacuation and Re-entry Planning, G358
Basic Public Information Officers, G290
Hazardous Weather and Flood Preparedness, G271 or Anticipating Hazardous Weather and Community Risk, IS271 (Independent Study)
Warning Coordination, G272
Advanced Incident Command System, G400

Original Required Courses as Optional Credit

The required courses of the original lineup will remain as optional credit for persons in mid-stream taking the original series. Students who have taken any or all of the original required courses will therefore not forfeit anything and can use those courses as credit for required courses. Training officers can continue to use any of the original required courses to suit their needs.

For Further Information

If you would like further information or have questions, please contact Tom Gilboy at or by phone at (301) 447-1535.