The Standardized Emergency Management System Introduction online course, or SEMS G606, is a requirement to qualify for the Orange County CMAP designation in Orange County California. This designation allows Orange County CERT Members to be eligible to respond to incidents outside their Team’s local coverage area and to be deployed countywide.
While each CERT organization has different requirements for Team Levels, for West Orange County CERT the SEMS G606 course is required to become a Level A Member.
The challenge is less the hour that it will take you to go though the course materials or the 10-15 minutes that it will take you to pass the test at the end. The real challenge is finding the online course in the first place.
The course resides on the CSTI (California Specialized Training Institute) website which has a huge number of training opportunities if you are interested. But, for right now, you want to find the one online course you need to qualify for Level A and your CMAP certification, right?
Okay, so here’s the scoop:
Finding the SEMS G606 Course
- Go to the CSTI site (opens in new tab)
- Click the “Browse Training” image (see image below)
- When on the Browse Training page, type G606 in the search box (upper right side of the page, see second image below)
- In the search results, select the Standardized Emergency Management System Introduction (SEMS G606) online course.
- Start the course, take some notes, and learn how the State is organized and operates in emergency situations.
Congratulations, you have just taken another step toward becoming a CMAP qualified CERT Member. Make sure that you get a screenshot or other verification of completing this course and submit it to the Admin Lead so your records can be updated.