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Notice: Independent Study Exams now require a FEMA Student Identification (SID) Number. If you do not yet have a SID, register for one today: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid.

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.

ISP Courses

Course Code Course Title CEUs College Credits
IS-245.a Introduction to the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) - (10/31/2013) 0.1
1.0*
*IS-245.a Details
1.0 (When combined with IS-27 and IS-246)
IS-246.15 Implementing the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) - (1/2/2015) 0.3
1.0*
*IS-246.15 Details
1.0 (when comined with IS-27 and IS-245.a
IS-247.a Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) - (10/31/2013) 0.2
1.0*
*IS-247.a Details
1.0 (when combined with IS-720 and IS-922)
IS-248 Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for the American Public - (8/27/2013) 0 n/a
IS-250.a Emergency Support Function 15 (ESF15) External Affairs: A New Approach to Emergency Communication and Information Distribution - (5/7/2012) 0.1
1.0*
*IS-250.a Details
1.0 (+ IS-800.b, IS 801-IS 804, IS 806-IS 813 & IS-1900)
IS-251 Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for Alerting Authorities - (6/12/2014) 0.1
1.0*
*IS-251 Details
1.0 (When in combination with IS-247.a, IS-720 and IS-922)
IS-253.a Overview of FEMA's Environmental and Historic Preservation Review - (10/31/2013) 0.4 1.0
IS-265 Basic Instructional Skills - (10/31/2013) 0.2 n/a
IS-271.a Anticipating Hazardous Weather & Community Risk, 2nd Edition - (10/31/2013) 0.9 1.0
IS-276 Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) Fundamentals - (9/30/2013) 0.1 1.0
IS-279 Engineering Principles and Practices for Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Structures - (10/31/2013) 1 1.0
IS-280 Engineering Principles and Practices for Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Structures, FEMA Publication 259, 3rd Edition - (10/18/2013) 0.1 1.0
IS-284 Using the Substantial Damage Estimator 2.0 Tool - (1/2/2014) 0.3 1.0
IS-288.a The Role of Voluntary Organizations in Emergency Management - (2/12/2015) 1 1.0
IS-293 Mission Assignment Overview - (6/2/2009) 0.2
1.0*
*IS-293 Details
1.0 (when combined with IS-26, IS-102.c and IS-634

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