Take a Course On Campus
Information for Students and Instructors
Learn how to apply to our programs
Resident, 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 published National Preparedness System. This course will remain available for completion until the revised course is implemented.
The purpose of this course is to introduce and overview basic preparedness concepts and present basic strategies for improving community preparedness.
At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
Individuals with emergency management preparedness responsibilities including prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.