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

This Is A Virtual Offering:

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. Oct 19, 2020 1000-1500 
Tue. Oct 20, 2020 1000-1500 
Wed. Oct 21, 2020 1000-1500 
Location Online Delivery
See Offering Specific Information for details, OTHER NC 
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Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access  
Offered By North Carolina Division of Emergency Management 
Primary Instructor Thorpe, Nicholas Alexandre 
Course Length 3 days 
Course Hours 14 
Prerequisites Virtual Student WebEx Training (VTS-101)
IS-100, IS-702, IS-909, and EITHER IS-29 OR G-289.

The TERMS Document Library has additional resources regarding WebEx Meetings available for download. To locate these resources, simply log into TERMS, select “Document Library” and scroll to “General”.  

Please be sure to use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge for your web browser to ensure more functionality for WebEx. Additionally, cellular devices and iPads are not fully supported for features such as breakout rooms. A laptop/desktop is required to receive credit for the course. You may call in via a phone or mobile device, but must have access to a laptop/desktop to engage.

Maximum Participants 35
# Open Seats 25
# on Wait List 0
Attachments Student Manual
Course Scenarios

Offering Specific Information


As a reminder, the NCEM Virtual Student WebEx Training (VTS-101) is a required prerequisite for this course.

For additional resources, quick reference guides, and help regarding WebEx, please visit the “WebEx Help” section of the TERMS Document Library.

No reimbursement available:

NCEM is not providing meal or lodging reimbursement for this offering.

Course POC:

Nicholas Thorpe can be reached at 919-350-7747 or

State POC

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