Training Schedule

Note: schedule changes, updates and additions made regularly 

Summer

July Instructor Certification Courses – In North Carolina 

Offered as a part of North Carolina DPI and NCACTE Summer Conference. North Carolina instructors – register through the NCACTE site. Cost included in regular conference registration! www.ctesummerconference.com 

If you are outside North Carolina – email tom@lapsen.org to sign up

Instructor Training – NFPA 2400 @ NCDPI

Date: Monday, July 15th 08:00-17:00

NFPA 2400 Standard for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Used for Public Safety Operations – NFPA 2400 details the safe operation, deployment, and implementation of sUAS including organization program criteria and considerations, professional qualifications for safety personnel, and elements of a maintenance program. Details –  lapsen.org/dronecertification

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NECI Instructor Certification Course @ NCDPI

Date: Thursday, July 18th 08:00-17:00

This course is required for anyone planning on being an instructor of the dispatch course. You must have completed Basic 9-1-1 certification or have a waiver before the course starts. Click Here to learn more about this course.

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Certified Protection Officer Instructor (CPOI) Certification @ NCDPI

Date: Thursday, July 18th 08:00-17:00

This course is required for anyone planning on being an instructor of the Certified Protection Officer course. The course is covered in detail. Links and password to access all the CPO instructional materials are provided. You must have the CPO or a waiver prior to taking this course. Details – lapsen.org/cpocertification 

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Instructor Training – ESRI Drone2Map Certification @ NCDPI

Date: Thursday, July 18th 08:00-17:00

ArcGIS Drone2Map is the desktop app for your geographic information system (GIS) drone mapping needs. Use any modern drone to capture high-resolution imagery where and when you need it. Immediately after the flight in the field, process images on your laptop and perform drone analytics on your natural-color, thermal infrared, or multispectral datasets. As part of the ArcGIS system, Drone2Map provides easy access to a range of tools and capabilities for accurate mapping and geospatial analysis. As a 2D and 3D photogrammetry app, Drone2Map lets you create the outputs you need—including orthomosaics, 3D point clouds, and textured meshes—and then easily share them with your ArcGIS organization for greater collaboration and awareness. Details – lapsen.org/cpocertification 

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Fall

October NECI Instructor Certification Course Online

Dates: Mondays October 7, 14, 21, 28 – 6:00-8:30 pm Eastern Standard Time

This course is required for anyone planning on being an instructor of the dispatch course. You must have completed Basic 9-1-1 certification or have a waiver before the course starts. Click Here to learn more about this course. 

Click Here for registration information. 

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National Conference  

Pre Conference

  • Crime Scene Investigation in the Classroom
  • Police Academy in the Classroom
  • NFPA 2400 Drones for Public Safety Operation 

December 2nd in San Antonio. Click here for details

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Online or Ongoing

 

Certified Protection Officer Certification

This course is required for anyone planning on being an instructor of the Certified Protection Officer course. It is possible to waive this course if you have experience in the field. There is also a “test out” option. Click Here to learn more about this course. The is a self-directed learning course. 

Do you need the CPO certification to teach? LAPSEN offers an online test prep course. This is the quickest and most convenient path to certification. In this online, self paced, course participants learn the critical content needed to prepare for the CPO exam. There is a course instructor you can reach out to while taking the course. Click here to learn more.

Click Here to learn more about LASPEN industry recognized student credentials.

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Basic 9-1-1 NECI Certification Course Online

This course is required for anyone planning on being an instructor of the dispatch course. It is possible to waive this course if you have experience in the field. Click Here to learn more about this course. The is a self-directed learning course. 

Click Here for registration information. 

Click Here to learn more about LASPEN industry recognized student credentials.

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Winter 2025

February NECI Instructor Certification Course Online

Dates: TBA

This course is required for anyone planning on being an instructor of the dispatch course. You must have completed Basic 9-1-1 certification or have a waiver before the course starts. Click Here to learn more about this course. 

Click Here for registration information. 

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Spring 2025

April NECI Instructor Certification Course Online

Dates: TBA

This course is required for anyone planning on being an instructor of the dispatch course. You must have completed Basic 9-1-1 certification or have a waiver before the course starts. Click Here to learn more about this course. 

Click Here for registration information. 

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Certified Protection Officer Instructor (CPOI) Recertification 

Date: TBA

IFPO mandates all instructors to undergo recertification every two yearsLAPSEN will be providing two sessions to fulfill this requirement. You can choose either Tuesday, May 14th, at 6:00 pm, or Thursday, May 23rd, at 4:00 pm. These are 3-hour online sessions jointly hosted by LAPSEN and IFPO, serving as professional development (PD). The class will cover an Industry Update, a discussion among instructors regarding effective classroom practices, and a brief Canvas assignment.

Click Here for registration information. 

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