INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION CERTIFICATE PROGRAM – This DHS/FEMA funded program provides the critical infrastructure protection community a deep dive into key sub-sectors of critical infrastructure.

Participants completing all four required courses are eligible to apply for the Infrastructure Protection Certificate. Recipients will receive a 10×13 certificate of Professional Recognition suitable for framing. There is no cost for the program.

The following trainings will be held at:
Berks County Fire Training Site
895 Morgantown Road
Reading PA 19607

Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Awareness – AWR-213
April 19, 2022 (8am-5pm)
This course will introduce participants to the key terms, policy, guidance, and preparedness efforts required to
safeguard the Nation’s critical infrastructure. Participants will review applicable policy and guidance, discuss the
risk management framework, describe Federal critical infrastructure security and resilience and information
sharing programs and relate critical infrastructure programs to individual actions.

Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment and Stakeholder Preparedness Review – MGT-310
April 20-21, 2022 (8am-5pm each day)
This course introduces the six-step THIRA/SPR process which includes identifying threats and hazards that
stress a community’s capabilities, giving context to those threats and hazards and identifying associated
impacts consistent with specific factors, identifying community-specific capability targets, assessing current
levels of capability in comparison to those targets, identifying capability gaps and subsequent strategies to
close those gaps.

Critical Asset Risk Management – MGT-315
May 10-11, 2022 (8am-5pm each day)
This course helps participants answer those questions by teaching critical components of risk management.
Through a combination of lecture, facilitated discussion, and group activities, participants will learn how threats,
vulnerabilities, and consequences determine risk, and are given an opportunity to practice the fundamentals of
conducting vulnerability assessments by conducting on-site assessments of select local facilities. Additionally
they will identify potential mitigation measures associated with their findings and work together to develop and
present a risk assessment report.

Critical Infrastructure Resilience and Community Lifelines – MGT-414
May 12, 2022 (8am-5pm)
In this course participants will enhance their skills to formulate considerations for the resiliency of jurisdictional
assets leveraging cross-sector partnerships. These considerations will enhance the whole community’s ability to
manage the risk associated with critical infrastructure protection efforts. The course will implement the National
Preparedness Goal and formulate considerations for improving community resilience and develop an
understanding of Community Lifelines.

For more info & questions, contact Kirk Litzenberger, (610) 655-1338, kirk.litzenberger@readingpa.gov.