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.

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