Essential Personnel Training

Per USF Policy 6-037, all Essential Personnel are required to take training. Training requirements are different for those that supervise other essential personnel and those who are non-supervisors. The training requirements for each category are outlined below.

All designated Essential Personnel must submit an acknowledgement form signed by their department head prior to taking training. Guidelines can be found on the Essential Personnel Program page.

Essential Personnel Supervisors

Any designated essential employee that will be supervising other essential employees in a declared emergency must complete Essential Personnel Supervisor training requirements. 

Training Requirements:

  1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System
  2. Essential Personnel Supervisor Training
    • Registration for classroom/Microsoft Teams-based Essential Personnel Training courses can be completed in GEMS. Search course number EMESUP. View Instructions for Registering in GEMS for more information.
    • Refresher training required every two years

*Send certificate to and include your employee ID number in the email. Please allow 2 business days for processing.

Non-Supervisor Essential Personnel

All non-supervisor essential personnel must complete the following training requirement.

Training Requirement:

  1. Essential Personnel Training

Accommodations may be made for groups without regular computer access. Please email with requests for accommodations. 

Training Schedule

**Register in GEMS and you will be emailed the access information. Registration ends 1 hour before the scheduled start time**

Essential Personnel Supervisor Training Sessions

Date Time Location Session #
January 20, 2021 10-11a Virtual via Teams 49
February 17, 2021 2-3p Virtual via Teams 50
March 17, 2021 10-11a Virtual via Teams 51
April 14, 2021 2-3p Virtual via Teams 52
May 12, 2021 10-11a Virtual via Teams 53
June 16, 2021 2-3p Virtual via Teams 54
July 14, 2021 10-11a Virtual via Teams 55
August 18, 2021 2-3p Virtual via Teams 56
September 15, 2021 10-11a Virtual via Teams 57
October 13, 2021 2-3p OPM 115 58
November 17, 2021 10-11a OPM 115 59
December 15, 2021 2-3p OPM 115 60

GEMS Course Code: EMESUP