Prevention, Preparedness, and Response (P2R) Academy

The P2R Academy is a collection of online and in-person professional development opportunities assembled into a convenient web-based platform that can be easily explored.

Upcoming Events


Recent News

Joint Criminal-Epidemiologic Investigation Workshop, June 10-11, 2019, Houston, Texas

Radiation Safety Officer Course, June 3-7, 2019, Houston, Texas

8- Hour HAZWOPER Refresher, June 12, 2019, Edinburg, Texas

ICAO/IATA Air Radioactive Materials and DOT Road/Ground Radioactive Materials Training, June 24-26, 2019, Houston, Texas

EPA 8 Hour Hazwoper Refresher, June 26, 2019, Houston,Texas


Recent Fentanyl Exposure in Houston Prompts Action by P2R Academy
—Written by Holly Cieslikowski

Call to Action: Bystanders, Perform Mouth-to-Barrier Respirations
—Written by Austin Rios under the mentorship of Barbara Morgan, Ph.D

Endowed fellowship created in honor of Emery
—Written by Inside UTHealth

Courses We Routinely Offer

Houston Chemical Hazardous Material Management

This course is an excellent comprehensive review of the federal environmental and occupational safety laws and regulations associated with the management of hazardous materials.


40-hour HAZWOPER

This 40-hour course includes detailed hands-on activities and simulations with didactic sections based in chemistry. Ask us about special pricing for veterans!



Biological Safety Officer Course

This course is thoughtfully created around the key references in the field, the Biosafety Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratory and the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules.


Radiation Safety Officer Course

The overall objective of this interactive course is to provide you with the tools you need to ensure the safe and compliant receipt, use, transport, and release of radioactive materials and radiation sources.




Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

Developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) course will train you to prepare for and respond to a disaster. You will learn basic first aid, search and rescue, triage, and fire extinguisher training and will receive hands-on-practice in these areas.



For Everyone Online Series

This collection of free courses offers basic training in prevention, preparedness and general safety in short straightforward units lasting less than 30 minutes. Available in English and Spanish.