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On April 1st, 2015 the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) will begin to use the FEMA Student Identification (SID) number when submitting your Independent Study (IS) final exam. You must continue to use your SSN or Alternate ID number until April 1st; however, we recommend registering a FEMA SID today: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid.

IS-910.A: Emergency Management Preparedness Fundamentals

This course is currently being reviewed and revised to incorporate new information from the published National Preparedness System. This course will remain available for completion until the revised course is implemented.

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Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to introduce and overview basic preparedness concepts and present basic strategies for improving community preparedness.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain preparedness and how it enhances the capability to manage emergencies.
  • Identify key elements of the national approach to preparedness.
  • Describe the relationship between community preparedness and key emergency management functions.
  • Identify strategies for improving community preparedness through education and outreach.

Primary Audience

Individuals with emergency management preparedness responsibilities including prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.





Course Length:

3 hours
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Take Final Exam
  • Take Final Exam Online
  • Please note that the IS Program does not accept the FEMA SID when completing your test. Please use your SSN as directed in the test form. Those individuals that do not wish to use their SSN may request an Alternate ID number
  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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