Apply to the PELP

PELP applications are now being accepted.

  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2023

Note before starting an application.
All DHS components require their employees to apply through their training and education department before submitting an official application on the CHDS website. If you are a DHS employee, see the list of the points of contact for each component.

Note before starting an application.
The Naval Postgraduate School adheres to federal, state, and local guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. There are currently no vaccination or mask requirements to attend CHDS programs; however, participants should be prepared to comply if new COVID-19 guidelines are implemented for any reason. If you have questions, please contact CHDS at

Overview of the Application

  1. Current contact information
  2. Your jurisdiction/organization/agency and your position in it
  3. Your resume
  4. Briefly describe your position and the homeland security, public safety, and emergency management aspects of your position (<2000 characters).
  5. Describe two or three of your most recent significant homeland security, emergency management, public safety or collaborative projects or activities. Briefly describe why those are ​significant and how they contribute to resilience, capacity building, or collaborative efforts in the Pacific (<2000 characters).
  6. If you are not the most senior person in your organization, you will be asked to submit a letter of recommendation from that person or a senior individual in your chain of command. The letter should include a recommendation from that individual, support of your application to the program by your organization, and permission to participate if selected.

INQUIRIES: Dawn Wilson, EEP Director |

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