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Why is creating a profile with this site a requirement for applying to attend an event?

In addition to allowing students to apply with ‘one-click’, creating a profile enables students to track their training and professional development over time using the tools of SERT TRAC. The issuance of digital certificates of completion through the system, archiving of these certificates, allowing students to upload certificates for training received before SERT TRAC existed, allow students to explore their career paths, and allowing students to download their transcripts are all possible because of the requirement that students create profiles within the system.

When I create my profile, what choice should I make with employment type?

When creating a profile, students are asked to specify their employment type --

  • City Employees – Some counties require approval of city employees; please contact your emergency management program to obtain guidance
  • County and Tribe Employees – all employees of county or tribe governments should choose ‘County and Tribe Employee‘; you will not have to provide contact information for your supervisor
  • State Employees – all employees of state agencies should choose ‘State Employee’ and you will be asked to provide contact information for your supervisor
  • Disaster Reservists – all disaster reservists should choose ‘Disaster Reservist’; you will not provide contact information for your supervisor
  • Other Employees – all others should choose ‘Other’ and you will be asked to provide contact information for your supervisor; this includes –
  • college and university employees
  • government contractors
  • private sector employees
  • regional planning councils
  • volunteer organizations
  • all others

What is the process of approval of my application to attend an event?

Depending upon the employment you choose when you created your profile, there are different routes for the 1st step in the approval process for your application --

  • County and Tribe Employees – your application is initially reviewed and approved/denied by a representative from your emergency management program.
  • State Employees – your supervisor receives an email with a link to follow to approve/deny your application
  • Disaster Reservists – your application is approved/denied by FDEM Training and Exercise with consultation from the FDEM Disaster Reservist Coordinator
  • Other – your supervisor receives an email with a link to follow to approve/deny your application

Once that 1st level is recieved, your application is placed on standby, awaiting approval from the FDEM Training and Exercise course manager, dependent upon available space and other factors.

Please also review Orientation to SERT TRAC (PPT) (PDF with notes).