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At the Resource: Online Terrorism and WMD Awareness Courses

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This ongoing feature provides information on free resources accessible to first responder departments. This includes training, equipment, and funding opportunities, many available to rural and small to midsize communities.

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium
AWR-187W Terrorism and WMD Awareness in the Workplace

"This 30-minute, Web-based "Terrorism 101" course prepares learners to successfully recognize, report, and react to potential terrorist incidents. In the first two lessons, learners develop a broad understanding of terrorism, including a definition of terrorism as well as examples of terrorist groups and targets. In addition, learners gain insight into the importance of protecting private sector resources through awareness-level training. The last two lessons list various weapons of mass destruction (WMD), relay indicators of potential terrorist activity, and outline actions to be taken in the event of a potential terrorist attack. Course was updated and recertified in July 2011."
U.S. Citizens only. Register online

Emergency Management Institute

FEMA Emergency Management Institute
Independent Study Courses:1S-525 Guardian Accord

FEMA EMI has over 60 courses available for independent study, many are prerequisites for more advanced training.
Notice:Independent Study Exams now require a FEMA Student Identification (SID) Number. If you do not yet have a SID, register for one here.

The objectives for this course are focused on improving continuity programs by addressing the unique planning considerations of terrorism.

The following objectives support the overall course goal: Increase awareness of the sources, methods, and targets of terrorism, Explore the unique implications of a terrorist event on continuity programs and the ability to continue essential functions, Provide a forum to identify and correct gaps or vulnerabilities in organizational continuity plans and procedures.

Find more information in the training brochure

Please do not contact the Independent Study program office as they are unable to provide assistance with these requests.

"If you have an inquiry regarding the FEMA Independent Study Program, NIMS or other Emergency Management Institute (EMI) related requests such as: requests for certificates, transcripts, online test scores/results, please contact the FEMA Independent Study program office at 301-447-1200 or via email at Independent.Study @ for further assistance."

International Bodyguard Associates

International Bodyguard Associates EU
Counter Terrorism Awareness

Free video online. Follow on courses available.

Course Objectives:
   • Where does terrorism come from? Understanding the terrorist mindset
   • Understanding the threat and it's consequences
   • The cycle of attack and hostile reconnaissance
   • Awareness of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
   • Incident Management Planning
   • The Role of Counter-terror Organizations

For more information visit: IBA UK Counter-Terrorism Awareness Training
IBA UK Head Office,
23-24 High Street,
Royal Wootton Bassett,
Phone:+44 (0)1793 855090

Universiteit Leiten

Universiteit Leiten
Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Comparing Theory and Practice

This free course is in English, with subtitles in Spanish, Ukrainian, and French. About this course: Terrorism has arguably been one of the defining factors of our age. It frequently makes headlines, threatening or attacking governments, private business and ordinary citizens. And in many parts of the world, it has been one of the most important threats to peace, security and stability. But what does this exactly mean? What is the nature of this threat? Who or what is threatened, how, by whom and why? What can be done about it or how can we at least limit the impact of terrorism and make sure that terrorists do not make headlines and manage to scare us? These are just a handful of questions that will be addressed in this course that consists of three parts. Certificate must be purchased. This six-week course includes lectures, quizzes and materials.

Visit: Leiden Free Online Course

Taught by: Edwin Bakker, Prof. Dr. and Jeanine de Roy van Zuijdewijn, Drs., Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Leiden Univeristy
Enroll for this course: HERE

Georgetown University X

CourseX: Georgetown University
Terrorism and Counterterrorism

What is the danger of terrorism, and how can the world respond effectively? This is a FREE 7 week self-paced course taught by Georgetown University professors.

Course Objectives:
   • Recall the working definitions of terrorism and recognize their analytic limits
   • Identify a range of causes of terrorism
   • Understand the strateigies and tactics of terrorist groups, such as Al Qaeda, Hamas, and the Islamic State
   • Identify important terrorist groups in the middle Wast and South Asia with an understanding of their strengths, weaknesses and overall effectiveness. these include Palestinian, Pakistani and Al-Qaeda group
   • Understand how counterterrorism is constained in a democratic society and several important legal debates related to counterterrorism

Enroll for this course HERE

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