What is the OIP?
The Office of Infrastructure Preparedness (OIP) supports the
on-going efforts of homeland security as well as all other personnel
that work to ensure our critical infrastructures and key resources
located within all sectors of the free world. It is essential that
everyone involved in this critical work is properly trained, ready,
and capable to do their jobs. In order to best facilitate the
appropriate training, teaching, and certification for the roles
being developed to meet the demands, the OIP was created. Though
part of the private sector, the OIP provides training opportunities
for personnel working in all levels of government and the private
The OIP was established to identify and promote the legal and
professional recognition of individuals who possess special
attributes required to preserve our critical infrastructures and key
resources. The OIP was founded to consolidate such recognition so
that governments, the public, employers, and insurers can ascertain
qualified professionals capable of working in all levels of
Categories of Advanced Specialization
The OIP certifies a basic level of training, or a
Infrastructure Preparedness Specialist (CIPS) as an individual
completes basic CIPS training. To progress as a CIPS professional, a
candidate must possess or gain additional appropriate levels of
experience and knowledge. This allows the individual to progress
into areas of specialty that builds upon his or her basic CIPS
training. At this time, there are additional levels of Advanced
Specialization in which CIPS professionals may grow further within
their career. Advanced CIPS Specialization includes training and
Certified Safety, Environmental, and Emergency Manager [CSEM]
Certified Emergency and Security Professional [CESP]
Certified Incident Management Trainer [CIMT] *a valuable train-the
Certified Dangerous Goods Professional [CDGP]
As CIPS careers change or increase, so will this listing. Additional
training, certifications, and recertification will be listed on this
site as they become available.
Certification and Recertification
Please see our FAQ page to learn more about the process.
Workshops and Seminars
Our useful Workshop Calendar can show you at a glance when the next seminar
or certification workshop will be held. You can also register for
one now by going through our Recertification Store.
If you have recommendations for training locations, topics, or
additional training, please let us know. Your input is extremely
valuable to NREP OIP and for the increasing value of this program.
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Code of Practices.