AWR 167 - Risk Management

Course Description:

The Sport Event Risk Management course is designed to build sport and special event risk management capabilities for community-wide collaboration and mitigation. Through activity-based training modules, safety and security teams will increase their knowledge of planning, risk assessment, training, and continuous improvement practices.  The expectation is for participants to return to their respective sport venues and coordinate the development or enhancement of a sport event security management system.

This course represents a cooperative effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Security and Safety (USM/NCS4) and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (TEEX/NERRTC), a member of The Texas A&M University System.


  • Public safety agencies
  • Risk management personnel
  • Emergency management
  • Event management and operations
  • Athletic departments
  • Host community response agencies
  • Venue owners and operators
  • Government


  • Threat Identification
  • Multi-agency collaboration
  • Risk assessment 
  • Sport security planning
  • Protective measures
  • Sport event staff training
  • Continuous improvement

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • IS-100.B: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
  • IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS), an introduction
  • IS-15.B: Special Events Contingency Planning for Public Safety Agencies
  • IS-200.B: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-800.B: National Response Framework, an Introduction

Registration Requirement:

Students must register and bring a copy of their SID number to class. Register online:

Course Length: Two Days (16 hours) CEUs: 1.6 Venue: Jurisdiction

Course Schedule:

Start Date Completion Date City, State Registration Link
12/11/2018 12/12/2018 Philadelphia, PA Registration Managed Locally
1/14/2019 1/15/2019 Lexington, KY Registration Managed Locally
1/15/2019 1/16/2019 Clarksboro, NJ Registration Managed Locally
1/22/2019 1/23/2019 Beaumont, TX Register Here
1/22/2019 1/23/2019 Norfolk, VA Registration Managed Locally
1/23/2019 1/24/2019 Berkeley, CA Register Here
2/4/2019 2/5/2019 Nashville, TN Registration Managed Locally
2/11/2019 2/12/2019 Kansas City, KS Registration Managed Locally
2/12/2019 2/13/2019 Little Rock, AR Register Here
2/12/2019 2/13/2019 Bowling Green, KY Register Here
2/25/2019 2/26/2019 San Juan, PR Register Here
2/26/2019 2/27/2019 Santa Rosa, CA Registration Managed Locally
3/4/2019 3/5/2019 Ann Arbor, MI Registration Managed Locally
3/12/2019 3/13/2019 Ogden, UT Registration Managed Locally
3/18/2019 3/19/2019 Arlington, TX Register Here
3/19/2019 3/20/2019 Birmingham, AL Register Here
4/9/2019 4/10/2019 Akron, OH Registration Managed Locally
5/15/2019 5/16/2019 Greenville, NC Register Here
5/21/2019 5/22/2019 Eugene, OR Registration Managed Locally
6/11/2019 6/12/2019 Jacksonville, AL Registration Managed Locally
6/17/2019 6/18/2019 Burlington, VT Register Here
8/13/2019 8/14/2019 Orlando, FL Registration Managed Locally
8/21/2019 8/22/2019 Highland Heights, KY Registration Managed Locally