The Chemical Sector-Specific Agency (SSA) continues to collaborate with government and sector partners to identify and develop free or low-cost security awareness training and resources that meet the needs of the Chemical Sector. Visit the Chemical Sector Resources webpage for a list of additional documents and resources.
Web-Based Security Awareness Training
The Chemical Sector Risk Management Agency (SRMA) of CISA is pleased to announce the successful launch of the Chemical Sector Security Awareness Training as a foundational voluntary training course that provides an overview of security awareness at chemical facilities for private sector stakeholders.
Participants will be able to identify their security roles and responsibilities and determine activities and behaviors that could pose a potential security threat to them and their facility. This training will allow participants to review and identify tools to assist in implementing behaviors and actions to help enhance the security posture of their facility. The target audiences are Chemical Sector Coordination Council (SCC) members, chemical sector facility owners and operators, as well as their employees.
The course is now live and can be accessed through the FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) learning management system at https://cdp.dhs.gov/, Web-Based Training. Users will need to obtain a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID) to be able to access the course at https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid/register.
For questions about the Chemical Sector Security Awareness Training course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Security Seminars and Exercises for Chemical Industry Stakeholders
To improve the security and resilience of the chemical industry, the Chemical Sector-Specific Agency supports requests from chemical industry councils, associations, and emergency management agencies for presentations, training, exhibits, and exercises. The Sector-Specific Agency solicits appropriate subject matter experts and regional representatives throughout the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and other agencies. Department representatives can provide presentations and tabletop exercises on a variety of topics, including active shooter, vehicle-borne improvise explosive devices, and cybersecurity. Participation in events is subject to budget and travel restrictions.
Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Training and Awareness
The Office of Bombing Prevention (OBP) develops tools to improve national preparedness for bombing threats at all levels of government, the public, and within the private sector. Course options include bombing prevention workshops, soft target awareness, and surveillance detection. Please see the Counter-IED Training and Awareness fact sheet for additional information.
Critical Infrastructure Learning Series
The Critical Infrastructure Learning Series allows the Department to provide web-based seminars on current and emerging critical infrastructure topics, tools, trends, issues, and best practices for critical infrastructure owners and operators, government entities, and other partners.
Find Additional Training Opportunities
The Department of Homeland Security offers a variety of training opportunities for DHS personnel, partners, and citizens, including home and business owners.
For more information on trainings and tools, please send an email to ChemicalSector@hq.dhs.gov.