Homeland Security National Training Program (HSNTP)

The HSNTP supports the development and delivery of training that furthers national preparedness by addressing national preparedness gaps, correlating training needs with exercise activities and outcomes, incorporating the core capabilities identified in the National Preparedness Goal, and ensuring training is available and accessible to a nationwide audience. Training under the HSNTP is provided to state, local, territorial, and tribal participants at no cost. The HSNTP is administered by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Preparedness Directorate (NPD), National Training and Education Division (NTED).

As a founding member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC), LSU NCBRT/ACE serves as a DHS/FEMA training partner and provides DHS/FEMA certified training to emergency responders under the HSNTP. The NDPC is a partnership of public and private organizations, the majority academic, committed to serving emergency first responders by providing quality, cost-effective counter-terrorism training. Watch the NCBRT Promotional Video here.

Training Lanes

LSU NCBRT/ACE serves as a leader in law enforcement training; biological incident response training; food and agriculture safety and security training; and training America’s first responders in the latest anti-terrorism and homeland security techniques.

Law Enforcement

LSU NCBRT/ACE offers numerous courses for the law enforcement community covering subject areas such as prevention and deterrence, WMD incidents, tactical planning and operations, active shooters, and forensic investigation. Participants learn through traditional classroom lecture, facilitated discussion, and hands-on practice scenarios.

Biological Incident Response

Courses in LSU NCBRT/ACE’s biological incident response lane of training are beneficial for those who may be responsible for responding to a WMD incident, including police, fire, emergency medical services, and public health. Courses provide knowledge of and experience with biological agents, methods of protection, decontamination, threat identification, and sampling.

Food and Agriculture Safety and Security

As a leader in food safety and agricultural protection training, LSU NCBRT/ACE is preparing America’s first responders, agriculture specialists, and industry leaders to recognize and respond to all potential threats to the food supply. Course participants learn how to identify threats to the cultivation, production, processing, transportation, or distribution of the nation’s food supply, develop an appropriate and timely response plan, and identify resources that can assist their community.

We're Mobile

LSU NCBRT/ACE offers classroom and online training. All classroom training is mobile, meaning that courses are delivered at your agency’s training facility.

Web-Based Courses

Online courses offer the same high-quality, challenging courses as those taught in the classroom, with the added convenience and flexibility of training at locations and times that are convenient for you. To register for online courses, visit www.ncbrt.lsu.edu/elearning/register.php. Already registered for a web-based course? Sign in now.

Training Formats

LSU NCBRT/ACE offers the following training formats:

Direct Delivery: With Direct Delivery, instructors teach participants directly.

Train-the-Trainer: With Train-the-Trainer, instructors deliver the course materials to a class of trainers who return to their organizations to train others through Indirect Delivery.

Web-based: Online courses are accessed directly by the participant at his/her convenience.


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