Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP)

DHS Instructor-Led Course

MGT 364: Use of a Standardized Credentialing Program for Management of an Animal Response and Recovery


Man rescuing a cat in a flood

This course will prepare participants to utilize the Animal Emergency Response Resource Typing and Credentialing templates, and position task books to manage an animal-related disaster response and recovery at the local, state and regional level. This course will support the development of collaborative resource sharing plans and agreements to effectively manage an animal-related disaster response and recovery within a community and/ or region.


This course will describe the establishment and management of a credentialing system for animal emergency responders including utilizing position descriptions, and task books.

Target Audience

Personnel with mid-to upper-level planning and resource management responsibility for the response to an animal-related disaster, including emergency managers, law enforcement, firefighters, EMS, Search and Rescue, veterinarians, extension, public health, academia, animal control, non-governmental organizations [e.g. State Animal Response Team, Red Cross, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), and Salvation Army], tribal nations and military involved in disaster response, and federal, state, and local agencies and elected officials.


Participants are recommended to complete the web-based course entitled “Utilization of National Credentialing Standards for Animal Emergency Responders: An Introduction”.


12 hours

Note: Funding for this course was made possible, in part, by the Department of Homeland Security through grant R181731094, views expressed in written materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Homeland Security; nor does any mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organization imply endorsement by the United States Government.


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