New Mexico Department of Health
Our mission is to promote health and wellness, improve health outcomes, and assure safety net services for all people in New Mexico.

Site for Public Health Emergency Response Education

New Mexico’s Site for Public Health Emergency Response Education (NMSPHERE) is a web-based resource for public health emergency professionals, and those interested in the public health emergency field, to access web-based trainings, enroll in instructor lead workshops/courses, and to stay informed on the latest public health emergency trainings for your area of interest or expertise.

Our goal is to help you become better prepared to respond to public health emergencies here in New Mexico's land of enchantment.

In pursuit of this goal we are proud to offer the nations premier learning & training resource NMTRAIN, a web-based learning management system which provides a robust clearninghouse of over 25,500 public health courses and health emergency management courses.

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New Mexico TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network

The Training Finder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network, or TRAIN, is the nation’s premier learning resource for professionals who protect the public’s health.  As TRAIN grows, it serves a larger portion of the U.S. public health workforce.

The nation's premier learning & training resource for those who protect the public's health and those in health emergency management. NMTRAIN is a web-based management solution that provides a robust clearinghouse of on-site training and web-based distance learning opportunities available in local, state, and national jurisdictions. NMTRAIN houses more than 25,500 public health courses offered by more than 4,000 providers.

NMTRAIN is the only learning management system for public health and safety that:

Emergency Management Institute Training

The Emergency Management Institute offers self-paced Independant Study Program courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment.

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) serves as the national focal point for the development and delivery of emergency management training. This training enhances the capabilities of the Federal, state, and local government, volunteer organizations, and the private sector to minimize the impact of disasters on the American public.

EMI curricula, including the Independent Study Program courses, are structured to meet the needs of this diverse audience with an emphasis on how the various elements work together in emergencies to save lives and protect property.

The Independent Study Program is a distance learning program offered free of charge to the American public. It serves as both an alternate means to deliver valuable training to the professional and volunteer emergency management community, and an opportunity to improve public awareness and promote disaster preparedness nationally.

Please visit the Independent Study Program website to get started.

National Incident Management System Training

The Bureau of Health Emergency Management's Education and Performance Development Section is required to track successful completion of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) courses, located below, for all NMDOH employees. If you have previously completed the required NIMS courses, but have yet to have them documented as so, please fax a hard copy of your certificates to our training coordinator at 505-476-8288. Identify your work location, division, bureau, and/or Public Health Region when submitting certificates. Please contact our training coordinator Julian Ortiz at 505-476-8239 for assistance if you have any additional questions.

Online Courses

At present, all online NIMS courses are being offered directly by FEMA. Upon successful completion of each NIMS course you will be emailed a certificate of completion. Please forward this email to our training coordinator Julian Ortiz so it can be documented accordingly.

Classroom Courses

At present, ICS-300 & ICS-400 are being offered through our partners at the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM). View the Training Schedule for Department of Homeland Security to search available classes and enroll.

Training and Exercise Plan


The purpose of the Health Emergency Management Training and Exercise Plan (TEP) is to build a capabilities and performance-based training and exercise program that provides a standardized methodology for emergency response training and exercise design, development, implementation, and evaluation.

The TEP is a "living document" that is updated and refined quarterly. It provides a roadmap for assuring an effective program that reflects identified needs within the Public Health community. This TEP is shared with the DHSEM to assist in coordination of development of the annual statewide Training and Exercise Planning Workshop (TEPW).


Please contact our exercise coodrinator Stephen Fischer at 505-476-8301 for information.

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