The requirement for Point of Distribution course (PODC) credit has been changed to allow credit for the online FEMA "IS-26: Guide to Points of Distribution Course". This removes the requirement for both the in-residence course and the online course. The FEMA course can be accessed at: https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=is-26 . Until we have a place holder in the Emergency Services upload documents in Ops Quals, members should load the certificate as “Other” and identify the certificate as there IS-26 PODC completion they should then enter their completion date on the PODC SQTR for approval.
For those members that previously completed the course in residence training the unit can enter their training completion date and approve the completion. We highly encourage these members to complete the IS-26 course.