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Trainings and Exercises

Virginia Tech Emergency Management provides a wide variety of trainings and exercises designed to strengthen and test individual preparedness, departmental readiness, and university resiliency.

Trainings are typically available to Virginia Tech students and employees and focus on building a specific set of emergency preparedness, response, or recovery skills. Exercises are available to groups within the university and are crafted to test plans and procedures and strengthen institutional readiness.

Currently, the following trainings are offered:

This course is designed to improve employee preparedness for safety on the job and for other potential hazards. All state employees are required to complete annually.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Bobbi Myers at 540-231-2438 or

The CRASE course is designed to improve the safety and survivability of victims of active attack and mass shooting events through the introduction of the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy. All state employees must complete course at least one time; required at start of state service.

The 10-week, in-person C-CERT course provides volunteers with a broad overview of disaster preparedness and response skills in a team-based environment. The course involves both hands-on and lecture opportunities to learn skills and knowledge associated with emergency response. Click here to learn more about C-CERT at Virginia Tech.

This series of individualized in-person courses are FEMA-approved, yet Virginia Tech specific. The training will cover the history, features, principles, and organizational structures of the Incident Command System (ICS).

Virginia Tech Emergency Management strives to provide additional training and exercise opportunities tailored to meet the needs of the Virginia Tech community and enhance existing preparedness efforts. If you would like to request a training or exercise, please contact us at Virginia Tech Emergency Management is also here to answer questions around Commonwealth of Virginia trainings and resources.

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Contact Emergency Management Team with Training Inquiries, Requests