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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-293: Mission Assignment Overview

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Course Overview

The course introduces key Mission Assignment (MA) concepts and provides knowledge needed to carry out MA processing responsibilities.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define a Mission Assignment (MA), MA types, and common terms.
  • Describe the process of completing the Action Request Form (ARF).
  • Provide an overview of the MA process.
  • Describe program and financial management components of the MA process.

Primary Audience

This course is intended for program and financial staff who share the responsibility for Mission Assignment issuance, execution, billing, reimbursement, and closeout. This includes Comptrollers/Financial Specialists, FEMA Finance Center (FFC) staff, Mission Assignment staff, Project Managers, and other Federal agency (OFA) Program and Finance staff.





Course Length:

2 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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