Training, Education and Exercise Division

 

The Training, Education and Exercise Division (TEED) coordinates and conducts the Virginia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Training and Exercise programs. Our audience includes state and local emergency management professionals, first responders, volunteer organizations, private organizations and other partners.  The Director serves as the State Administrative Agency (SAA) point of contact.

Click a link below to find the list of currently scheduled courses by date, course, or location:

Course Registration

Registering for a course requires that you have an active account on the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Learning Center (COVLC or VLC).  If you do not have an account, you must create one in order to access the VLC.  Note: Some programs require you to apply for admission as a first step toward registering.  The application for admission process allows the admissions committee to verify your eligibility and qualifications. If you need help or have questions about course registration, please contact the Help Desk at 804-897-9995, 8-5 M-F or email:  LMShelp@vdem.virginia.gov.

Training Programs

The training program provides first responders, emergency managers, public health and service providers, volunteers, elected officials, private industry and others with the skills necessary to protect life and property through preparedness courses. The following programs are available:

Exercise Program

The exercise program implemented and managed by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management provides first responders, emergency managers, public health and service providers, volunteers, elected officials, private industry and others with the skills necessary to protect life and property through preparedness exercises in response to simulated, natural and/or man-made disaster scenarios. The goal of the exercise program is to improve the overall readiness and capabilities of emergency response by validating training, emergency plans, and procedures to identify strengths and areas for improvement, demonstrate operational capabilities, and to prepare personnel to respond to real world incidents, regardless of the threat or hazard. This is accomplished through the implementation of the building block approach for exercises and exercise activities, including seminars, workshops, tabletop exercises, drills, functional exercises, and full-scale exercises.

Policies

Eligibility

Generally, courses are available to anyone involved in emergency management or response at the local, state, or federal levels. Eligible attendees include public policymakers, emergency managers, response team leaders, volunteers, public health, schools, universities, first responders and many other partners from the public and private sectors.

Course Costs

There are no direct instructional costs for those eligible to attend training courses.  Student handbooks and supporting materials are provided as well. 

Class Cancellation Policy

Courses may be cancelled due to low enrollment or extenuating circumstances. Students are notified in writing of a course cancellation. 

If you need help or have questions about a  program or course, please email:  EMTraining@vdem.virginia.gov.

Be ready. Be willing to help.

Virginia Disaster Relief Fund