GOHSEP Training Information
GOHSEP coordinates numerous training opportunities for first responders and other emergency management professionals. All persons interested in attending training are encouraged to contact the GOHSEP Training Branch.
Attendees are required to attend all scheduled training sessions. Credit for course completion may not granted to attendees who miss course instruction. Only the instructor or the GOHSEP Training Branch may authorize an attendee's absence.
The State approves applicants for training course attendance without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or age. All agencies nominating or approving applicants to attend courses shall comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 50q of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; The Age Discrimination Act of 1975; and regulations promulgated hereunder.
Cost of Training
GOHSEP does not reimburse training attendees for per diem, travel or lodging costs. Jurisdictions should be prepared to pay associated travel costs for first responders who attend training.
Training classes will be conducted with a minimum of 20 students unless otherwise announced. Maximum class size may vary depending upon specific course requirements.
The GOHSEP Training Branch will confirm by phone or email each applicant accepted into a training class. Late enrollments may be approved as class space permits. Substitution of enrolled participants is acceptable with advance coordination through the Training Branch.
Individuals should contact the GOHSEP Training Branch to cancel registration for any training class.
Courses, dates and locations are subject to change or cancellation based upon student registration, instructor availability, facilities and funding.
Should an insufficient number of responders register for a course, that course may be cancelled. When class cancellation is necessary, we will notify applicants as soon as possible and make every effort to reschedule the course.
Louisiana first responders benefit from the experience and knowledge of those who obtain GOHSEP approval as State training instructors. To be considered, individuals must apply for approval to teach specified training classes.
These approved GOHSEP instructors are volunteers and are not paid or reimbursed for costs incurred to instruct.
We are actively recruiting qualified instructors to teach Emergency Management classes. If you have expertise in an area of emergency management and are interested in joining our adjunct faculty, please contact the GOHSEP Training Branch.
Contact the GOHSEP Training Branch for information concerning State Courses such as:
- Emergency Planning
- Public Information Officer
- Debris Management
- Disaster Response and Recovery Operations