The New Jersey Department of Education’s four-day school safety specialist certification training will be held Wednesdays in March – March 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2023 – at the Cumberland County Technical Education Center, 3400 College Drive, Millville, according to an NJDOE advisory.

To attend the training and receive the school safety specialist certification, candidates must:

  • Be a school administrator or a school employee with expertise in school safety and security.
  • Be an employee of a local education agency designated by the chief school administrator.
  • Complete the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s “Introduction to the Incident Command System, IS-100.C” online course.
  • Complete all four days of training sessions.

Register online for the March training. There is no cost to attend this training.

Prior to attending the training program, SSS designees should complete the FEMA online course IS-100.C  Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100. This online prerequisite for the SSS training program takes approximately two hours to complete. Before taking the online FEMA course, review its technical system requirements at the bottom of the webpage. Issues or concerns with this online course should be directed to FEMA independent study inquiries. Upon completion of IS-100.C, email a copy of your FEMA certificate of achievement to

Per N.J.S.A 18A:17-43.3, responsibilities of the SSS include supervising and providing oversight for all school safety and security personnel; ensuring safety and security policies and procedures comply with state laws and regulations; and, providing the necessary training and resources to local educational agencies in matters relating to school safety and security. The SSS will also serve as the LEA’s liaison with local law enforcement, as well as national, state and community agencies and organizations, in matters of school safety and security.

Get more details in the full advisory.