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ODPS Ohio Emergency Management Agency County Director Training Requirements

County Director Training Requirement

In accordance with Ohio Administrative Code Rule 4501:3-5-01 | Training

Directors appointed shall acquire training as defined by the Ohio Emergency Management Agency, including in the following areas:

  • The "Introduction to Emergency Management in Ohio Course (OH-230)" for directors appointed after June 30, 2016. Equivalent courses will continue to be valid for those appointed before July 1, 2016.
  • One emergency planning course taught at the "Emergency Management Institute" at Emmitsburg Maryland, an extension of the "Emergency Management Institute" at a state sponsored course or an equivalent course taught at an accredited university.
    • Ohio EMA recommends taking the G-235 Emergency Planning or the OH-101 Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans
  • One exercise design course taught at the "Emergency Management Institute" at Emmitsburg, Maryland, an extension of the "Emergency Management Institute" at a state sponsored course or an equivalent course taught at an accredited university.
    • Ohio EMA recommends taking the OH-139 Exercise Design and Evaluation Course
  • One disaster recovery course taught at the "Emergency Management Institute" at Emmitsburg, Maryland, an extension of the "Emergency Management Institute" at a state sponsored course or an equivalent course taught at an accredited university.
    • Ohio EMA recommends taking the G-205/K-210 Recovery from Disaster: The Local Community Role or the following 3 courses as a series: OH-605 IA Damage Assessment, OH-606 Recovery from Disaster Workshop, and OH-607 PA Cost Documentation / Damage Assessment
  • A minimum of two refresher or continuing education courses annually.

Upon assuming the position of County EMA Director for a political subdivision, the individual shall complete the required courses within a three-year period from the date of appointment.


   Ohio EMA's Training Partners

Wright State University FEMA Emergency Management Institute National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (Energetic Materials and Research Testing Center) (EMRTC) NCBRT - National Center for Biomedical Research and Training - Academy of Counter-Terrorism Education at Louisiana State University Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC) U.S. Department of Energy's Nevada Test Site - Counter Terrorism Operations Support (CTOS)