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. To get a complete listing of courses, click on on the course link below.
These courses offer exceptional opportunities to meet the training requirements for Associate Emergency Manager (AEM) or Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification.
- The FEMA Independent Study (IS) Program offers courses that support the nine mission areas identified by the National Preparedness Goal.
- Incident Management
- Operational Planning
- Disaster Logistics
- Emergency Communications
- Service to Disaster Victims
- Continuity Programs
- Public Disaster Communications
- Integrated Preparedness
- Hazard Mitigation
- Independent Study Program course certificates never expire. If a candidate wishes to refresh their skills, you may retake the exam; however, FEMA’s system will not re-score the exam and the original date of completion will remain on the candidate's certificate of completion.
- If a candidate is trying to submit an exam for a course that is required to be taken each year, please see the IS course list and look for courses with a yearly suffix. Example: IS-19.14 where .14 indicates 2014.
On Apr. 1, 2015, the FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) began to use the FEMA Student Identification (SID) number when submitting Independent Study (IS) final exams. All individuals (U.S. citizens and citizens of other countries) may register for a FEMA SID at https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid.
AEM® and CEM® are registered trademarks of the International Association of Emergency Managers.
Are FEMA ICS courses free? ›
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. Follow this link for more information on SID recovery, Student Portal, and course navigation.What are FEMA courses good for? ›
FEMA provides world-class training and education for the nation's first responders and emergency managers and other members of the whole community through a robust enterprise of institutions and partnerships managed by the National Preparedness Directorate's National Training and Education Division (NTED) and the U.S. ...Do FEMA ICS courses expire? ›
Independent Study Program courses certificates never expire. If you retake a course to refresh your skills, you may retake the exam however, our system will not re-score the exam and the original date of completion will always appear on your certificate for the course and the date cannot be changed.How do I get a FEMA ICS certificate? ›
You can contact the Independent Study Program's Customer Support Center at (301) 447-1200 or firstname.lastname@example.org. One of our Customer Support Representatives will look up your student record, verify your course completion and issue you a certificate via email.How many questions are on the FEMA 100 exam? ›
To receive a “certificate of completion”, students must take the 25 multiple choice posttest, submit an answer sheet to EMI's Independent Study Office and score 75% on the test. There are two ways to take the test. a.How long is the ICS 200 course? ›
This course was developed by the U.S. Fire Administration's National Fire Programs Branch, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Management Institute, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the NWCG. Estimated completion time: 4 hours.