Technical Search Specialist - Instructor-Led Training

9P1231 - 28.00 Hours


  • Details
    8/21/2018 - 8/23/2018
    College Station TX
    FP  9P1231  7
  • Details
    1/22/2019 - 1/24/2019
    College Station TX
    FP  9P1231  8
  • Details
    10/22/2019 - 10/24/2019
    College Station TX
    FP  9P1231  9

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or to get the latest schedule.


The Instructor-Led Training (ILT) component of the Technical Search Specialist course is designed to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform technical search functions for a US&R team during a disaster or a planned event.

You will learn the essential requirements necessary to perform all physical, visual, and technical search functions. Upon completion of the ILT component, participants will be able to successfully perform the position of Technical Search Specialist on a US&R team.

This course is 28 hours of face-to-face training. Prior to attending this face-to-face training course, students must successfully complete the Computer-Based Training (CBT) Technical Search Specialist course (Course Code: 9P1230) that is approximately 16 hours. The CBT component of this course is hosted for free by TEEX.


Each student must successfully complete the Computer-Based Training (CBT) component of the Technical Search Specialist course (Course Code:  9P1230) via the TEEX eCampus Learning Management System prior to attending this 3 day instructor-led practical exercise driven portion of the course.  Register now for the Technical Search Specialist Course.

Members of FEMA US&R Task Forces should complete the exact same CBT course (Course Code:  9P1230) at which is a Learning Management System created by TEEX for the FEMA National US&R Response System.  This Learning Management System was specifically designed for US&R task Forces to automatically track all of their training certificates, qualifications, expirations and personnel ability to deploy.


Module 1 - Listening Search Equipment+Module 2 - Visual Devices Search Equipment+Module 3 - Navigating in a Disaster Scene using a Map, Compass, and GPS+Module 4 - Field Exercise

Suggested Audience

  • Search and Rescue Personnel
  • State Urban Search and Rescue (SUSAR) members
  • US&R Task Force Members
  • Structural Collapse Response Personnel
  • Fire Department Members
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Law Enforcement (LE)
  • Industrial Firefighters (IND)
  • Army and Air National Guard (ANG)
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civilian Support Teams (WMD-CST)
  • CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Packages (CERFP) Teams
  • Homeland Response Forces (HRF)
  • County/State/Federal First Responders
  • Public Health and Health Care Workers

Continuing Education & Professional Credits

    Other Information

    TEEX is the National Contract Training Provider for the FEMA National Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) System and this course was developed under contract for US&R personnel. This ILT course is the same curriculum and instructors utilized for courses taught to the FEMA National US&R System.

    TEEX has provided training to National US&R and SUSAR task forces since 1998 and your department can be confident that training provided by TEEX will meet credentialing and validation requirements because TEEX adheres to all of the requirements set forth by the FEMA US&R Program Office.

    Contact Information

    Phone: 9794585636 | Tollfree: (866) 878-8900
    Emergency Services Training Institute



    • With the exception of the TEEX Fire Recruit Academy (face-to-face classes), TEEX will provide a full refund if the customer cancels 15 or more calendar days before the start of the class.  The TEEX Fire Recruit Academy will retain their publicized cancellation fee regardless of when a student cancels.
    • Cancellations received 14 calendar days or less before the start of the class will be charged a fee of 10% of the class tuition.  Exceptions to the cancellation fee are allowed with division director approval.
    • Once a transfer has been made, any cancellation of the course by the customer will be treated as less than 15 days
    • If TEEX cancels a class, customers will be offered:
      • A transfer to a scheduled class of the same course, OR
      • A transfer to another class of a different course (customers will receive either a refund or pay the difference between the two classes, if applicable), OR
      • A full refund.

    No Shows

    Registered participants/students who do not contact the program representative of the course they registered for in advance to cancel their registration and do not attend their scheduled class will be charged the entire class fee.

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