State, local, tribal, and territorial emergency responders can attend training at no cost. Federal funding includes round-trip transportation to training programs at NMT/EMRTC Training facilities, lodging and meals.
The designated NMT/EMRTC Training travel agency will arrange flights and hotel lodging based on per diem allowances. Per diem is a set allowance for lodging, meal and incidental costs incurred while on official government travel. After your travel is complete, NMT/EMRTC Training will disburse the per diem allowance for meals and incidentals.
A FEMA Student Identification (SID) number is required to register for training courses. Getting a FEMA SID is a free and quick process which can be completed by visiting https://cdp.dhs.gov/FEMASID. The same URL can be accessed to retrieve an existing FEMA SID.
New Mexico Tech Training Program facilities are located in Socorro, New Mexico and Playas, New Mexico. Refer to the course catalog to view each course location.
Extended-format courses are delivered at New Mexico Tech Training facilities in New Mexico. Single-day courses are delivered across all states and territories at the request of an agency/organization by NMT/EMRTC First Responder Training instructors.
There is no limit to how many courses a participant can attend. However, some courses are offered to specific target audiences.
The NMT/EMRTC Train-the-Trainer program allows graduates of specific courses to teach an awareness-level, shorter length, version of the course within their jurisdiction. This program is offered at no-cost to qualifying course participants who meet all program requirements.
To become a Train-the-Trainer Certified Indirect Instructor (an instructor who teaches on behalf of NMT/EMRTC First Responder Training), participants need to follow these essential steps. First, they must enroll in a Train-the-Trainer course and furnish appropriate documentation validating their role as an instructor or trainer in their respective organization or jurisdiction. Next, they must successfully complete the course and achieve a minimum score of 90% on the knowledge assessment post-test. As part of the certification process, individuals must fulfill the online Instructor Standards, and NMT/EMRTC Training Instructor Standards, Education, and Excellence (ISEE). This requirement ensures adherence to the designated standards of instruction and highlights their commitment to delivering high-quality training.
State, local, tribal, and territorial emergency personnel and first responders can attend training.
DHS/FEMA grants provide funding for state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency personnel. Federal employees may be approved to attend on a case-by-case basis. Please refer to the program’s contact page to submit an inquiry.