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NSOC FAQs

Who should I reach out to for more information about NSOC?

Your first stop for more information should always be your next-level Director of Safety. This will ensure that Wing and Region Directors of Safety are in the loop and can support getting questions answered as quickly and completely as possible.

Am I eligible to attend NSOC?

CAPR 160-1 (see Section 2.6) requires all new Region and Wing Directors of Safety to attend National Safety Officer College (NSOC) within one year of appointment, unless waived in accordance with CAPR 160-1, Section 2.2. CAPP 40-160 requires those members seeking to achieve their Master Level in the Safety Officer Specialty Track to successfully complete NSOC in 2020 or later. These two groups represent our primary audience, and we are sending out emails to those members inviting them to enroll.

How many slots are available for attending NSOC?

We will limit attendance to 180 participants. This limit will support high quality interaction rather than a "sit and get" experience. We also use this limit to ensure we have the right audience for the material being presented. 

How will I know if I have a slot to attend NSOC?

If you are in one of our primary audience groups and receive an invitation, we will hold a seat for you. 

What safety topics will be covered during NSOC?

The list of topics we hope to cover can be found here on the website but is subject to minor changes. 

What if I can't attend NSOC this year?

If you are a new Director of Safety at the Region or Wing level, you must attend NSOC within one year of the duty assignment. You may request a waiver in accordance with CAPR 160-1, Section 2.2. "Waivers: Unless otherwise noted, CAP/SE is the approval authority for all waivers to this regulation. Requests for approval must be coordinated through the applicable wing commander, region commander, and CAP-USAF Liaison Region. CAP/SE will then coordinate with CAP-USAF/SE before approval."

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