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The Office of Homeland Security Training Program focuses on resourcing, supporting, coordinating, and facilitating training opportunities related to Homeland Security mission capabilities with quality educational programs and instructors, including realistic, adaptive, and competency-based training and comprehensive exercise development and support.

Local OHS Training Opportunities

Browse no cost, locally based Hawaii Office of Homeland Security training opportunities. To view and register for training opportunities, please visit the Hawaii Office of Homeland Security Eventbrite Training page.   Individuals are encouraged to register early due to limited seating for each training course.

State Training Partners

Are you looking for training information sponsored by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency? Visit there site here.

Federal Training Partners

Topical Training Resources

Active Shooter Preparedness Workshops

DHS offers free courses, materials, and workshops to better prepare you to deal with an active shooter situation and to raise awareness of behaviors that represent pre-incident indicators and characteristics of active shooters.

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Learn more about the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) outreach and engagement with communities throughout the nation, as well as the training we provide to both Department personnel and our partners. CRCL improves civil rights and civil liberties awareness and compliance through training modules and tools and technical assistance.

Critical Infrastructure Independent Study Courses

The courses listed here are developed and maintained by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with critical infrastructure owners and operators, Sector-Specific Agencies, sector liaisons, CISA regional offices, other federal and state agencies, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Management Institute (FEMA EMI).

·       National Infrastructure Protection Foundational Courses

IS-860.C: Introduction to the National Infrastructure Protection Plan

IS-821.A: Introduction to the Critical Infrastructure Support Annex 

IS-913.A: Achieving Results through Critical Infrastructure Partnership and Collaboration

IS-921.A: Implementing Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience

·       Security Awareness Training Courses

IS-906: Workplace Security Awareness

IS-907: Active Shooter: What You Can Do

IS-912: Retail Security Awareness: Understanding the Hidden Hazards

IS-914: Surveillance Awareness:  What You Can Do

IS-915: Protecting Critical Infrastructure against Insider Threat 

IS-916: Critical Infrastructure Security: Theft and Diversion – What You Can Do 

These training resources and more are available via the EMI Course Catalog linked above.

Critical Infrastructure Learning Series

Critical infrastructure experts conduct these one-hour webinars that focus on the tools, trends, issues, and best practices for infrastructure security and resilience. Series offerings are available at no-cost and are highly recommended for private sector and government partners, including critical infrastructure owners and operators and officials responsible for risk, security, and emergency management functions.

Critical Infrastructure Sector-Specific Training

Chemical Sector Training

Commercial Facilities Sector Training

Dams Sector Training

Emergency Services Sector Training

Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector Training

Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) Training Portal

The Department of Homeland Security hosts a collaborative Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Training Portal for members of the Homeland Security Information Network – Critical Infrastructure (HSIN-CI). This depository of links and documents serves as a central location for training courses and other resources to support critical infrastructure security and resilience activities. To learn more about HSIN-CI and to become a member, visit the HSIN-CI webpage.


The Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) works to reduce risks within and across all critical infrastructure sectors. The Virtual Learning Portal (VLP) provides online training for those involved in the security of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) for no cost.

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) Education and Training Catalog is a central location where cybersecurity professionals across the nation can find over 3,000 cybersecurity courses. Use the interactive map and filters to search for courses offered in your local area. All of the courses are aligned to the specialty areas of the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

·       Critical Infrastructure Operators

The Assessment Evaluation and Standardization (AES) program is designed to enable organizations to have a trained individual that can perform several cybersecurity assessments and reviews in accordance with industry and/or federal information security standards.

The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program supports government-wide and agency-specific efforts to provide risk-based, consistent, and cost-effective cybersecurity solutions to protect federal civilian networks across all organizational tiers.

The CISA Tabletop Exercise Package (CTEP) is designed to assist critical infrastructure owners and operators in developing their own tabletop exercises to meet the specific needs of their facilities and stakeholders.

CISA offers free Industrial Control Systems (ICS) cybersecurity training to protect against cyber-attacks to critical infrastructure, such as power grids and water treatment facilities. CISA’s ICS training is globally recognized for its relevance and available virtually around the world.

·       Cybersecurity Professionals (Non-Federal)

CISA conducts cyber and physical security exercises with government and industry partners to enhance security and resilience of critical infrastructure. These exercises provide stakeholders with effective and practical mechanisms to identify best practices, lessons learned, and areas for improvement in plans and procedures.

The Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE) is a free, online, and on-demand cybersecurity training system. With courses ranging from beginner to advanced levels, you can strengthen or build your cybersecurity skillsets at your own pace and schedule!

CISA’s downloadable Cybersecurity Workforce Training Guide (.pdf, 3.53 MB) helps staff develop a training plan based on their current skill level and desired career path.

·       General Public

The Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE) is a free, online, and on-demand cybersecurity training system. With courses ranging from beginner to advanced levels, you can strengthen or build your cybersecurity skillsets at your own pace and schedule!

Certification prep courses are available on topics such as 101 Coding, Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management, Cyber Essentials, and Foundations of Cybersecurity for Managers, Ethical Hacking, Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework provides a blueprint to categorize, organize, and describe cybersecurity work into specialty areas and tasks, including knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs). FedVTE divides the available courses into these elements and tags them by specialty area to help you identify courses that you need for your particular job or aspiration. NICE is the foundation for increasing the size and capability of the U.S. cybersecurity workforce. It provides a common definition of cybersecurity, a comprehensive list of cybersecurity tasks, and the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) required to perform those tasks.

CISA’s no-cost Incident Response Training curriculum provides a range of training offerings for beginner and intermediate cyber professionals encompassing basic cybersecurity awareness and best practices for organizations and hands-on cyber range training courses for incident response.

Law Enforcement Training

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) Catalog contains programs currently offered by the FLETC. Export programs refer to programs that can be hosted off-campus. Please regard the registration and contact information included on each program page.

Protected Information Training

Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) authorized user training is available in a self-paced, electronic module for qualifying individuals with a need-to-know. For more information, visit the PCII Program webpage or contact the PCII Program Office at [email protected].

Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI) training provides an overview of the Sensitive but Unclassified designation “Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information.” CVI protects information developed under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulation regarding vulnerabilities of high-risk chemical facilities manufacturing, using, storing, or possessing certain explosive, reactive, flammable, or toxic chemicals of interest. Completion of this training will prepare you to successfully handle and safeguard CVI. For more information, contact [email protected].