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The Preparatory Course for Peacekeeping Missions (acronym in Portuguese: EPMP) aims at preparing military personnel for the functions of Military Observers, Staff Officers and UN Police officers.

The course counts on the participation of military personnel from several organisms in Brazil, including State Military Police Departments, State Firefighting Departments and foreign military personnel.

The activities are conducted in English and developed in 3 (three) phases:

- 1st Phase (Distance Learning / provided by the Brazilian Peacekeeping Operations Joint Center - CCOPAB): 20 Hours – 2 weeks

- 2nd Phase (In-class Learning / provided by the Center for Personnel Studies and Forte Duque de Caxias - CEP/FDC): 160 Hours - 4 weeks

- 3rd Phase (In-class Learning / provided by CCOPAB): 208 Hours – 4 weeks

Total course hours and weeks: 388 Hours – 10 weeks


a. 1st Phase:

To foster the apprentices' professional capability in:

- analyzing the structure of the United Nations (UN) regarding Peacekeeping Missions.

b. 2nd Phase:

To enhance the apprentices' professional capability in:

- demonstrating their language competence in English in the execution of tasks as Military Observers and Staff Officers in Peacekeeping Missions.

- working in a multicultural environment as they develop their abilities in the English language.

c. 3rd Phase

To foster the professional capability:

- of the military personnel from the Brazilian Army, the Brazilian Navy and the Brazilian Air Force, as well as from the Foreign Armed Forces in acting as Staff Officers or Military Observers in a multicultural environment in Peacekeeping Missions, according to the assignment by the Command of each Armed Force or Auxiliary Force;

- of State Military Police and State Firefighting personnel in acting as UN police officers in a multicultural environment in peacekeeping missions.

- by showing the following affective attributes: self-confidence, impartiality, decision, tolerance, coherence e communicability.


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