Scheduled PDS Courses may be cancelled if there is a severe weather situation, such as a blizzard or ice storm, in which travel to the course location may risk the individual health and safety of course participant(s) or instructor(s).
PDS course cancellations will be determined by the program manager. If a course is cancelled due to weather PDS will post the cancellation notice on our website. PDS will also add a pre-recorded message to our main line voicemail which is (515)281-5456.
Exceptions may be made for individuals traveling into the Des Moines area from a field location. Exception requests must be communicated by the agency’s training liaison to PDS prior to, or during, the course for which the individual is enrolled.
In the event of a cancellation, individuals need to follow their own department/agency policy for reporting to work. Information about rescheduling the course will be distributed as soon as alternate arrangements are made.