Take a Course On Campus
Information for Students and Instructors
Learn how to apply to our programs
Resident, Master Trainer Program, IEMC, DFTO, etc.
Online courses available free of charge
Contact IS, NIMS, Admissions
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 is currently being reviewed and revised to incorporate new information from the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act. This course will remain available for completion until the revised course is implemented.
IS-650.a – Building Partnerships with Tribal Governments provides an understanding, appreciation, and respect for tribal cultures so that effective relationships can be formed and evolve.
This course has been updated to align with the National Incident Management System and National Response Framework.
This interactive computer-based course is designed to provide participants with the basic knowledge to:
Throughout this course tribal representatives speak about their history, their culture, their way of life, and how to develop good relationships with tribal communities.
Several lessons are devoted to specific program challenges that individuals may encounter in working with tribal governments to provide financial and technical assistance through disaster programs.