Training, Certification & Credentialing

 

Levels of Certification and Requirements

Applicant (P)

Applicant has three months to complete the Associate Requirements. If Associate level is not attained, the application is voided and applicant must wait one year to reapply.

Requirements:

Restrictions: BCARES (Sheriff's) ID is not issued at this level

Associate (A)

BCARES (Sheriff's) ID will be issued at this level

Requirements:

Restrictions: Deployment to established facilities only (EOCs, shelters, fair grounds, hospitals, etc.) No emergency restricted zones. No solo deployments.

Facility Support (F)

Requirements:

  • All Associate Requirements
  • IS-700.a NIMS An Introduction
  • Operations Qualified [do 1 of 3]
    1. NCS qualified (annually)
    2. Packet Qualified (annually)
    3. ATV Qualified (annually)
  • WEBEOC Trained and Qualified

Restrictions: Deployment to established facilities only (EOCs, shelters, fair grounds, hospitals, etc.) NO emergency restricted zone deployments.

Field Support (S)

Requirements:

  • All Facility Support Requirements
  • Emergency First Aid & CPR Card (bi-annually) (Most First Aid and CPR cards are good for 2 years.)
  • Carry Test (CT) — Carry a fully-loaded ATV backpack with one 29 AHr battery 100 yards. No time limit. (annually)

Restrictions: None

Field Qualified (Q)

Requirements:

Restrictions: None

Optional / Advanced Certifications

Boulder County Training

  • EOC Radio Operations Qualified (Operation of Yellow Channel)
  • Boulder EOC Qualified
  • Longmont EOC Qualified
  • CU EOC Qualified
  • Broomfield EOC Qualified

ARRL Training

FEMA Incident Command Training

Other Training

  • Red Card: Firefighter One (e.g., Colorado Firecamp)
  • CERT
  • Skywarn / Weather Spotter
  • COFRAC

Additional Training Documentation

BCARES Personal Training Record - Print a copy to use for tracking your training progress

NCS Self Evaluation- Evaluate your own performance as a Net Control Station

73 ATV Article 1992 BCARES - Good article to review during Orientation Training

Add Television to your ARES Tool Set - An ATV success story