Santa Clara County, California
Training is essential to the effective use of SEMS at all levels. The State has developed and provided an approved Course of Instruction that can be used at each of the five levels in SEMS. Agencies at all SEMS levels may use the Approved Course of instruction developed by the State, or use an internal training program to meet required training competencies. Training competencies are described at each level of the State's training curriculum as performance objectives
There are four courses within the SEMS Training Program:
Each sub-tier should be taken at different stages of career development. Together they provide over 75 hours of instruction.
All instructional modules in the State Approved Course of Instruction are self contained. Each includes an instructor guide, student materials, visual material or teaching aids, and a test. Stand- alone and self-study course material provides a student manual and an optional test.