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If you have an inquiry regarding the FEMA Independent Study Program, NIMS or other Emergency Management Institute (EMI) related requests such as: requests for certificates, transcripts, online test scores/results, please contact the FEMA Independent Study program office at 301-447-1200 or email Independent.Study@fema.dhs.gov for further assistance. Please do not contact the FEMA SID Help Desk as they are unable to provide assistance with these requests.
This course serves as an overview of fundamental Benefit-Cost Analysis concepts and theory and is the framework and prerequisite for the classroom, field or facilitated distance learning Benefit-Cost Analysis course.
The objectives of this course are to teach basic BCA theory, which includes defining benefits and costs and the benefit-cost ratio (BCR), and to review fundamental flood concepts.
The primary audience for this course is Federal, State, and tribal hazard mitigation staff, applicants/grantees, subapplicants/subgrantees and personnel who are involved in the grant application development process and provide technical assistance.