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The Professional Development Series includes seven Emergency Management Institute independent study courses that provide a well-rounded set of fundamentals for those in the emergency management profession. Many students build on this foundation to develop their careers.
After successfully completing all 7 required PDS courses through the Independent Study program, a PDS certificate is automatically issued via email to the email address provided on your last exam submission.
Revisions have been completed for IS-230.b Fundamentals of Emergency Management to include new policy and guidance. The revised course will be interactive rather than self-study and is numbered IS-230.c Fundamentals of Emergency Management.
Revisions have also been completed for IS-244.a Developing and Managing Volunteers to update the information and change to an interactive format. It is numbered IS-244.b Developing and Managing Volunteers.