Technical Tips:


System Requirements:
You must have Adobe FLASH Player version 10© installed on your computer to view the videos.

If you cannot play the video, contact your IT support staff (at work) or download the free software (at home).


Click Here to download Flash Player.

Video Tips:

  • The video may take up to one minute to load
  • To improve video-streaming quality and speed, minimize the number of software programs you have open while viewing the video-streamed training.

Audio Tips:

  • Turn up the volume on your speakers.
  • Make sure sound is turned up on the sound icon in the lower right hand corner of the screen.
  • If you still have no sound, go to the Sound settings under the Control Panel and ensure "Device volume" is turned up.


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Please Review This Important Information Prior to Taking Classes

General Instructions:
Instructions will be provided as you navigate through the training pages. You will be offered the following guidance as you proceed through the training.

  1. Register (Or login if you have already registered on the site.)
  2. Select the course you want to take
  3. Print the participant materials prior to viewing the training videos (PDF handouts)
  4. Watch the training videos (You may pause the video if you need to.)
  5. Pass the test (With a 70% passing grade.)
  6. Print the Certificate and give a copy to your supervisor


-- Please take the DSW course first! --

Training Courses Offered
These training courses will provide guidance needed to implement family emergency plans and increase the capacity of Department personnel to provide important public health services during an emergency.

Disaster Service Worker (DSW)
The DSW course is the first course in a sequence of emergency preparedness classes and is required for all CDPH employees.

EPO-100: Introduction to SEMS/NIMS
This course provides a basic overview of the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

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