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Indirect Delivered Training Program and
Indirect Authorized Trainer Program

CTOS maintains an Indirect Training Program that authorizes training personnel to conduct specific CTOS courses of instruction in their home state or jurisdiction. These courses are certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency/National Training and Education Division (DHS/FEMA/NTED). This program is available to local agency personnel that have successfully completed a CTOS TtT Course of Instruction. It is the responsibility of the jurisdiction to select their prospective trainers.

Indirect authorized trainers are approved by NTED through CTOS to conduct the respective training. Indirect delivery authorizes all subsequent successfully trained students to receive applicable FEMA training credits as well as any additional certifications or credits associated with the course.

Current Course Version:

AWR-140 Introduction to Radiological/Nuclear WMD Operations

Upon receiving a training request, the CTOS Remote Training Coordinator will provide student guides, registration forms, class roster form, course completion cover sheet, and a self-addressed return envelope. Ensure all registration forms are filled out completely and accurately as this is how the information will be entered into our database.

Please return the course completion package that includes the cover sheet, class roster, and complete registration forms. The course completion package should be returned to CTOS within two weeks of the conclusion of the course.

Technical Support for remote authorized trainers is available by sending an email to the Remote Training Coordinator with “Technical Support” on the “Subject” line. In the body of the email, include your detailed question or statement. The request will be forwarded to a CTOS Subject Matter Expert (SME) for a response. If immediate training assistance is required, call the main CTOS number and request to speak with a course SME for the particular course you are delivering.

Material Support/Contact Information:

Remote Training Coordinator
Toll Free: 1.877.WMD.CTOS (877.963.2867)

Course # Course Name Type Prevention/
AWR-140-1 Introduction to Radiological/Nuclear WMD Operations Train-The-Trainer Course Mobile Prevention/


FEMA National Preparedness Directorate (NPD) Approved Courses:

RadResponder Network







FEMA Student Identification link

Target Audience

  • State and Local First Responders
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency Management Agency
  • Fire Service
  • Government Administrative
  • Hazardous Materials Personnel
  • Law Enforcement
  • Healthcare
  • Public Health
  • Public Safety Communications
  • Public Works
  • Other skilled support personnel
    who provide immediate
    support services during prevention, response, and recovery operations

Training is provided at no cost to eligible participants


U.S. Department of Homeland Security/FEMA/NPD funding is used for: developing and delivering courses, transportation, food, and housing for students attending residence courses.


In recent years, over 13,000 First Responders trained annually.

All CTOS courses are subject to a DHS certification process that utilizes third-party subject matter experts to validate the content of the course materials and ensure that the lessons are meeting industry standards and regulations. In addition to all courses undergoing certification, all CTOS instructors must complete the DHS and NDPC Instructor Certification Programs. Instructors all possess both DHS and NDPC Instructor Certifications, which provides CTOS with a consistent approach to ensuring only highly skilled instructors with both field and classroom experience deliver DHS-sponsored training.