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FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
UPDATED June 27, 2018

"PREPARE TODAY FOR THE UNKNOWN"

FEMA On-Line Courses For First Responders
and Amateur Radio Emergency Communicators

PRE-REQUISITE COURSES
The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. IS-100.C, IS-700.b, IS-800.c, and IS-200.b are pre-requisite courses. After these four courses, you are encouraged to continue studies in your area of interest. Some courses will require attendance of courses at the EMI on-campus location National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Information for on-campus attendance at the How to Apply to Courses at EMI.
Before contacting the Independent Study Office, please review the FAQ's provided.


Distance Learning
The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment.
Before contacting the Independent Study Office, please review the FAQ's provided.


IS-100.C: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100
ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The Emergency Management Institute developed its ICS courses collaboratively with:
Please note that the IS Program now requires a FEMA SID to be used instead of your SSN. If you do not have a SID, register for one here.


IS-700.b: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction
This course provides an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The National Incident Management System defines the comprehensive approach guiding the whole community - all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), and the private sector - to work together seamlessly to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the effects of incidents. The course provides learners with a basic understanding of NIMS concepts, principles, and components.
Please note that the IS Program now requires a FEMA SID to be used instead of your SSN. If you do not have a SID, register for one here.

IS-800.c: National Response Framework, an Introduction
This course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework. The goal of this course is to familiarize participants with the National Response Framework and the ways it is applied in actual response situations.
Please note that the IS Program now requires a FEMA SID to be used instead of your SSN. If you do not have a SID, register for one here.


IS-200.b: ICS for Single Resource and Initial Action Incidents
This course is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.
Please note that the IS Program now requires a FEMA SID to be used instead of your SSN. If you do not have a SID, register for one here.


Independent Study Program Course Brochure
How to apply for a FEMA Independent Study course (Online Course)
  • Register for a Student Identification Number (SID) if you have not done so already.
  • How do I obtain my FEMA SID? Select a course from our course list.
  • aterials by choosing any one of the options.
  • Select the "Take Final Exam Online" link (found on each Course Overview page).
  • Enter your SID and your additional Student Information.
  • Answer the exam questions and submit your answer choices.


Updated: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 2:47