Washington State Emergency Management Division


L0110 Basic Academy Train-the-Trainer

Monday, March 27, 2023 to Friday, March 31, 2023 (In-Person)

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Description

Primary Core Capability: Operational Coordination

The purpose of the Train-the-Trainer for E/L0101 through E/L0105 course is to provide a sound and consistent basis for training instructors to teach foundational concepts of Emergency Management and entry-level skills in planning, exercises, and public information and warning.

The goal of providing standardized curriculum is to tie training programs to an established set of emergency management core competencies and to establish a career development training program for the emergency management profession. The Academy provides shared classrooms of adult learners and skillful instructors resulting in a solid foundation upon which to build further studies and sound decisions.

Selection Criteria: This course is intended for those emergency managers and trainers from Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency management agencies who have extensive background in emergency management and experience in training adults.

  • Minimum 3 years of classroom training experience in adult learning.
    • Even if you do not meet the minimum number of years of experience listed, we may make exceptions (for the best qualified candidates) if there are still seats available at the end of the registration process. Please document the experience you do have.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in emergency management (recommended to be current practitioners).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the fundamental systems, concepts, and current practices in emergency management.
  • Resume detailing responsibilities, authority and length of time in profession, as well as documentation of at least three years' experience teaching emergency management to adults.

  • IS0100.c: An Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100
  • IS0120.c: An Introduction to Exercises
  • IS0200.c: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response
  • IS0230.e: Fundamentals of Emergency Management
  • IS0700.b: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
  • IS0800.d: National Response Framework, An Introduction
  • IS0235.C: Emergency Planning
  • IS0240.c: Leadership and Influence
  • IS0241.c: Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • IS0242.c: Effective Communication
  • IS0244.B: Developing and Managing Volunteers


Additional course requirement: a signed letter of endorsement from your agency to become a Basic Academy Instructor for WA State.


Visit FEMA's Emergency Management Institute to complete these Independent Study courses.

Course Objectives
  • Apply learning theory to address the needs of adult learners
  • Use effective instructional practices to engage the learner
  • Present course content as a subject matter expert
  • Facilitate rich discussion and engaging activities to enable learning
  • Integrate peer and instructor feedback to improve training skills

Continuing Education
ACE Credit: Upper Division: Credit Hours - 4
CEC: Units - 12
Contact: Hours - 40


King County Office of Emergency Management
3511 Northeast 2nd Street
Renton, WA 98056
Click here for directions

Course Manager

Sponsoring Agency: EMD / King County OEM

Course Manager: Washington EMD Training Team

(253) 512-7021



Please let us know if reasonable accommodation is required for this course. We invite any person with a disability, access or functional need, as well as those who need to obtain course materials in an alternative format, to please indicate your need in the registration/RSVP process.

If you have any further concerns or questions, please contact the course manager listed on this page or reach out to our State Training Staff at and we will be happy to assist you.

Student Selection

Registration preference is given to those that have previously completed courses in the National Emergency Management Basic Academy series.


Please ensure all course prerequisites are met, including resume documenting at least 3 years of classroom instruction/training and signed agency endorsement letter.


Application Process


*Do Not Apply if You Haven't Completed All Prerequisites*