National Training and Education Division (NTED), formerly the Training and Exercise Integration / Training Operations (TEI/TO) Training Division under the Department of Homeland Security's Preparedness Directorate was first organized in 1998 as the Department of Justice's Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP). As a result of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act (PKEMRA), the DHS Preparedness Directorate merged with FEMA and the new National Preparedness Directorate was formed. Legacy training organizations from the DHS Preparedness Directorate and FEMA were consolidated under the umbrella of the newly created National Integration Center (NIC).
NTED provides tailored training to enhance the capacity of state and local jurisdictions to prepare for, prevent, deter, respond to, and recover safely and effectively from potential manmade and natural catastrophic events, including terrorism. To date, NTED has delivered training and broadcast information to over 2 million first responders.
Our training conforms to nationally recognized standards and adheres to the principles of both adult learning theory, including problem-based learning, and Instructional System Design (ISD). In addition, training developed under the auspices of NTED undergoes a rigorous validation process before delivery and is continuously assessed while training is delivered to the public. NTED training is increasingly being tested and evaluated through state and local exercises to enhance further development of training courses.