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Types of Training Centers

The NDLS™ courses are conducted through affiliated training centers. There are several types of training centers:

Basic

Basic Training Centers are accredited to conduct the didactic courses Core Disaster Life Support® (CDLS®) and Basic Disaster Life Support™ (BDLS®). Individual courses may be conducted anywhere within their region, provided a suitable lecture facility is available.

Advanced

Advanced Training Centers are accredited to conduct the didactic courses (CDLS® and BDLS®) as well as the Advanced Disaster Life Support™ (ADLS®) course. While individual CDLS® and BDLS® courses may be conducted anywhere within their region, the ADLS® course may only be conducted at the Advanced Training Center’s accredited fixed facility.

CHEC-Only

CHEC-only training centers offer only CHEC Basic and/or CHEC Advanced courses.

Comprehensive

Comprehensive Training Centers can conduct all courses:

  • CDLS
  • BDLS
  • ADLS
  • Instructor Training
  • CHEC Basic
  • CHEC Advanced

Regional

Regional Training Centers are accredited to conduct all three courses (CDLS®, BDLS®, and ADLS®) within their region, provided a suitable facility is available.

National

National Training Centers serve in the same capacity as Regional Training Centers with the following added responsibilities:

  • Serve as developmental test site for course revisions and developments
  • Provide training and assistance in the establishment of new training centers through contractual arrangements
  • Conduct the CDLS®, BDLS®, and ADLS® courses in the global arena

 

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