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-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 esssential personnel must complete the following training requirement.

Training Requirement:

  1. Essential Personnel Training

Accomodations may be made for groups without regular computer access. Please email with requests for accomodations. 

Training Schedule

**Due to current conditions, all training will be hosted virtually via Teams. 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 #
June 24 10-11a Virtual via Teams 41
July 21 2-3p Virtual via Teams 42
August 14 10-11a Virtual via Teams 43
September 29 2-3p Virtual via Teams 44
October 29 10-11a Virtual via Teams 45
November 18 2-3p Virtual via Teams 46
December 16 10-11a Virtual via Teams 47

GEMS Course Code: EMESUP