We require a minimum of 20 pre-registered students 10 days in advance of the training date to facilitate a training delivery.

There is no cost to attend or host RDPC training. All training is provided free of charge by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/FEMA through the RDPC. Local jurisdictions are only asked to provide classroom space and assist in marketing and outreach to promote the training event.

While the focus of the RDPC is to help rural first responders and communities with minimum budgets to better respond to emergencies and disasters, the RDPC can offer training at urban locations under special circumstances, such as a statewide conference, meeting, or event which draws in practitioners from small and rural areas. These deliveries are assessed on a case-by-case basis and are subjected to DHS approval.

All of our training courses can be started as soon as you’ve completed the online registration form for the course you wish to enroll.

To register for instructor-led training, find the training delivery you would like to attend on our training schedule and click on it to see details. Instructions to register will be shown on the bottom of the page.

To register for online training, find the course you would like to register for on our list of online training and click on it. Complete the form on the bottom of the page to enroll.

After you have registered for an online course, you may login to the RDPC Online Training Center at https://ol.ruraltraining.org to begin your training.

If you are having trouble registering, or need other technical support, please contact the RDPC helpdesk at helpdesk@ruraltraining.org or by phone at 1-877-855-RDPC (7372).

To request a course delivery in your area you can simply complete the course delivery request application.

For instructor-led, classroom-based training, please allow 3-4 weeks for processing and mailing.

For online courses, you will receive your certificate of completion upon successfully completing a course by logging on to the online learning website at elearning.ruraltraining.org. After you have successfully logged into the website you can click on the course that you wish to print your certificate of completion for and click “Download Your Certificate” immediately after completing the course.

All of our training courses can be started as soon as you’ve completed the online registration form for the course you wish to enroll.