Training

ADPH Required Courses

Part of the Department's efforts to prepare to respond to emergencies is a very important training course from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, NIMS IS-700 Course. The 2006 CDC Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreement requires all staff with emergency response duties to complete this web-based course on incident management.

All ADPH employees (including contract employees) are required to complete:

  • IS-100, Introduction to Incident Command System
  • IS-700, National Incident Management System

All Central Office Staff listed on the Central Office Incident Command chart and their alternatives, all area staff on the Area Incident Command chart and their alternatives, Area Response and Management Team Members, Bureau and Office Directors, and other key staff as required by their supervisors are required to complete:

  • IS-100, Introduction to Incident Command System
  • IS-200, ICS for single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-700, National Incident Management System
  • IS-800, National Response Plan (NRP)

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The Department offers several online and face-to-face trainings where CEUs are given. CEUs are offered by various Nursing, Social Work, Nutrition, and Pharmacy programs. If you are interested in learning more about CEU's from any professional program, contact Bureau of Professional and Support Services at (334) 206-5226. Your call will be directed to the appropriate program.

ADPH HR Courses

The Office of Human Resources offers the following courses that provide supervisors instructions on how to be effective in their supervisory duties. For more information on how to register for these courses, contact Jeanna Sasser at (334) 206-7949.

  • Performance Appraisal
    This class provides information about the procedures necessary to conduct employee evaluations with correct techniques and in a legally defensible manner. Participants will learn the supervisory responsibilities of Preappraisal, Midappraisal, and Final Appraisal periods and how to complete the forms associated with this management process. In addition, writing responsibilities and results, evaluating the level of employee performance, and rating/scoring employee performance will be explained. Supervisors must complete this course within one year of becoming a supervisor. The course offered by the ADPH Office of Human Resources, which is currently a half-day course, is targeted toward ADPH supervisors in that it covers the procedures specific to the Department. It is also acceptable for ADPH supervisors to attend the Performance Appraisal course offered by the State Personnel Department.

     

  • Interview and Selection
    This course provides information about the procedures necessary to conduct a valid and legal interview to determine the best qualified job applicant. Participants will learn the responsibilities of the supervisor/manager in the interview process including researching the job; writing questions; conducting the interview; facilitating conversation and questioning; documenting during and after the interview; selecting the most qualified candidate; performing reference checks; and considering the legal ramifications of all phases of the selection process. Supervisors must complete this course within one year of becoming a supervisor. The course offered by the ADPH Office of Human Resources, which is currently a half-day course, is targeted toward ADPH supervisors in that it covers the procedures specific to the Department. It is also acceptable for ADPH supervisors to attend the Performance Appraisal course offered by the State Personnel Department.

     

  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
    This program covers the eligibility requirements and qualifying reasons for time off under the law; how to process leave requests according to the Department's FMLA Policy; employee and employer rights and responsibilities under the FMLA; tracking FMLA leave usage; and maintaining FMLA leave records. The class is highly recommended for all ADPH supervisors and managers. The course offered by the ADPH Office of Human Resources, which is currently a half-day course, is targeted toward ADPH supervisors/managers in that it covers the procedures specific to the Department. It is also acceptable for ADPH staff to attend the FMLA course offered by the State Personnel Department.

     

  • The Discipline Process
    This class offers a comprehensive look at the procedures necessary to conduct employee discipline with correct techniques and in a legally defensible manner. A participant can learn the disciplinary procedures for the steps of warning, reprimand, suspension, and termination. Skills taught include the ability to be able to identify inappropriate behavior and inappropriate performance; to be able to document incidents; to know the ADPH Discipline Policy; and to be able to identify serious violations. Supervisors must complete this course within one year of becoming a supervisor. The course is offered by the ADPH Office of Human Resources, which is currently a one-day course, is targeted toward ADPH supervisors in that it covers the procedures specific to the Department. It is also acceptable for ADPH supervisors to attend The Discipline Process course offered by the State Personnel Department.

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Page last updated: March 31, 2017