TRAINing Online

As a Virginia MRC volunteer, there are many online training opportunities available to you at any time and can be completed at your own pace. You just need access to the internet. This course catalog and helpful tips will help you get started!

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Below are a list of recommended online courses the available to Virginia Medical Reserve Corps volunteers:

Emergency Response

IS 700 Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS) (REQUIRED)

TRAIN Course ID: 1078831

Course Description: This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provide a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.

Time: The overall length of the course will vary for each individual. IS 700A takes approximately 3 hours.

CEU/CME: 0.3

IS 100.C: Introduction to the Incident Command System (REQUIRED)

TRAIN Course ID: 1078825

Course Description: ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

Time: 3 hours (including final exam)

CEU/CME: 0.3

Introduction to Mental Health Preparedness

TRAIN Course ID: 1048051

Course Description: Online training assists professionals and volunteers understand the psychosocial consequences of disasters and what behaviors can assist disaster survivors immediately following a disaster.

Time: 170 minutes

CEU/CME: Certificate of Attendance


VDH: “Behind the Scenes of an Epi Outbreak: Ebola” (Archived)

TRAIN Course ID: 1062714

Course Description: “Behind the Scenes of an Epi Outbreak: Ebola” is an on-demand videoconference that explains how Virginia responded to the Ebola outbreak. This informative session is great for volunteers who may work in shelters, Point-of-Dispensing (POD) or anyone who just wants to know how Virginia responds to an Epi outbreak.

Time: 2hrs


VDH: An Introduction to Isolation and Quarantine

TRAIN Course ID: 1021694

Course Description: It is important for health department employees to understand how isolation and quarantine could be used to protect the public from the spread of dangerous contagious diseases. This presentation provides a brief overview of isolation and quarantine and outlines the Virginia Department of Health’s strategy for invoking and enforcing Virginia’s isolation and quarantine laws.

Time: 14 minutes

Required: Epi Response Team Members

Interviewing Techniques Medical Reserve Corps Training, Module 3

TRAIN Course ID: 1046958

Course Description: This training discusses the methods of interviewing during an outbreak investigation, including standardization of interviews, interviewer training, interviewing techniques and confidentiality.

Time:   35mins

CEU/CME: .92 Certificate of Attendance

 Assisting All Populations

Special Population Emergency Training Module

TRAIN Course ID: 1007958

Course Description: This training describes the specific needs and barriers faced by special populations and explains how to accommodate their needs in emergency situations.

Time:   20-40mins

CEU/CME: 0.5

Caring for Older Adults in Disasters: A Curriculum for Healthcare Professionals (7 Modules)

TRAIN Course ID: 1059666

Course Description: Training for educators and trainers of a wide range of health professionals who may work with the older adult population. This curriculum consists of 7 modules that focused specifically on issues in disaster health related to the care of older adults.

Time:   30 to 120 mins per lesson

Assisting a Deaf Person

TRAIN Course ID: 1049319

Course Description: Training consist of videos on giving support to a deaf person

Time:   2:43mins

Assisting a Blind Person

TRAIN Course ID: 1049319

Course Description: Training consist of videos on giving support to a blind person

Time:   4:06mins

MRC-VDH- Cultural Sensitivity Consideration in Emergency Preparedness & Response

TRAIN Course ID: 1058247

Course Description: Interactive webinar will discuss how to assess who is in your health district, cultural considerations in preparedness training and how to engage partners in outreach.

Time:   1.5 hrs

VDH-It’s about Salud (Health) Understanding Virginia’s Hispanic Population

TRAIN Course ID: 1059426

Course Description: This course will provide Virginia’s Department of Health employees with training tin how to develop and deliver culturally competent, and therefore more effective, communication and services to our Hispanic population.

Time:   2 hrs