CASPER Training & Resources

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NCEH and our partners have developed numerous resources and trainings to aid in conducting a CASPER. For field materials – questionnaire templates, tracking form, consent, etc. – please visit CASPER Field Materials.

State-based Training

CDC’s NCEH provides disaster epidemiology training to state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) public health and emergency response staff by request. The purpose of the training is to

  • increase emergency response capacity,
  • improve disaster epidemiology skills,
  • share lessons learned.

If you are a STLT health department and would like to be considered for training, please consult with your leadership and then contact You may also download a Disaster Epidemiology Training Request form pdf icon[PDF – 457 KB]. A presentation template ppt icon[PPT – 37 MB] (508 PDF version pdf icon[PDF – 7 MB]) for full-day CASPER training is also available.

Online E-Learning

CDC is pleased to provide the online eLearning for CASPER

The goal of the CASPER E-Learning is to supplement the CASPER toolkit by providing an overview of the CASPER methodology, its uses, and the local capabilities required to conduct a CASPER. Continuing Education (CE) credits are available. Information on CE credits is provided. Whether it is the first time you are exposed to CASPER or you are a seasoned veteran looking for a refresher, we hope that you find this eLearning useful.

One-pagers and Factsheets

YouTube Videos

Training and Field Assistance


Other Resources

  • Pocket Field Guideexternal icon: The purpose of this pocket field guide is to help make CASPER priorities clearer and prompt people to function better as a team in a Texas Department of State Health Services CASPER strike team deployment.
  • CASPER Lessons Learnedexternal icon: This document, created by the Texas Department of State Health Services, outlines over 70 high level lessons in planning and conducting a CASPER from Texas state, regional, and local experiences.
Page last reviewed: February 28, 2020