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Basic Public Information Officer Course (G-290.b)

The Basic Public Information Officer Course (G290) is designed to prepare participants to function as full- or part-time PIOs. Additionally, this training is a prerequisite and foundation for more advanced training that takes participants from the awareness level to the mastery level in their public information careers. This training will equip participants with the basic skills needed to be full- or part-time PIOs such as oral and written communications, and understanding and working with the media, and basic tools and techniques needed to perform effectively.

Date(s)  Mon. Apr 06, 2020 0800-1700 
Tue. Apr 07, 2020 0800-1700 
Location Fayetteville State University - Cumberland County
1200 Murchison Rd, Fayetteville NC 28301 
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Building/Room Nursing Building #109 
Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access  
ESF ESF5 - Emergency Management, ESF15 - Public Information / External Affairs
Functional Areas Emergency Management / Planning
Offered By North Carolina Division of Emergency Management 
Primary Instructor Thorpe, Nicholas Alexandre 
Course Length 16 hrs 
Course Hours 16 
Prerequisites IS-100, IS-702, IS-909, and EITHER IS-29 OR G-289.
Maximum Participants 30
# Open Seats 30
# on Wait List 0
Attachments Travel Reimbursement Form

Offering Specific Information

All vehicles will require a parking pass.  A parking pass is free and includes a campus map from the Department of Public Safety.  It is located in the Mitchell Building.   The instructor(s) will be sent a free parking pass for themselves and students,  a week before the course starts or at the end of  the registration period, for internal students.  Those without a “” email address.  Meals can be purchased at the cafeteria in the Student Union.

Reimbursement available:

NCEM is providing meal and lodging reimbursement for this offering within the NCOSBM Guidelines.  The guidelines and reimbursement forms are located as an attachment for this class.

Local POC

Jason Faragoi can be reached at 910-321-6734 or

State POC

Tiffany Jackson can be reached at 919-825-2377 or   |   |  HelpDesk: 919-825-2574   |  Email TERMS Helpdesk