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COVID-19 Information for National Emergency Training Center Students

Note: effective July 28, 2021, all Federal employees, onsite contractors, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status or level of COVID transmission in your local area, are required to wear a mask inside all DHS workspaces and Federal buildings.

We will be performing scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 starting at 8:00 AM EST. This is a planned one (1) day, 24 hour EXTENDED OUTAGE, ending Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 8:00 AM EST. All EMI web services will be unavailable for this time period. Please contact us if you experience any issues outside of this maintenance window.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to monitor the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as it relates to COVID-19. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the CDC is encouraging organizations to promote social distancing, hold meetings via videoconferencing, reduce non-essential travel, and adjust or postpone events and gatherings. We also continue to evaluate the local and national situation and will provide regular updates.

Students will be notified in advance concerning the status of their on-campus course offering.

We thank you for your understanding, and we invite you to visit our extensive catalog of Independent Study Courses as well as classroom courses available by virtual delivery.


Notice to Applicants for NFA or EMI Courses:
To reduce the risk of identity theft, FEMA, the National Fire Academy (NFA), and the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) are eliminating the use of the Social Security Number (SSN), where possible when applying for training. FEMA has implemented the use of a Student Identification (SID) number. You will be required to obtain and use the SID in applying for NFA or EMI courses. This number will be used in place of the SSN on your application. Read more about this new application process.

How to Apply for an EMI Off-Campus All-Hazards Position Specific Direct Delivery ‘L’ Class

  • Register for a Student Identification Number (SID) if you have not done so already. How do I obtain my FEMA SID?
  • Select a Regional Position Specific class from the ‘Schedule of Classes’ link on the Position Specific website.
  • Contact the listed Point of Contact (POC) person for the class you wish to attend
  • Follow the directions of the local POC when registering for the course

Enrollment Policies / Eligibility

Enrollment in EMI courses is generally limited to U.S. residents; however, each year a limited number of international participants are accommodated in EMI courses. To take a course at EMI, applicants must meet the selection criteria and prerequisites specified for each course. Participants may not take the same course more than once.

Foreign Applicant Policies

A very limited number of opportunities exist for non-U.S. citizens to attend EMI courses. Click here for more Foreign Application information.

Application Timeline

Seats are filling up fast, so it's important to apply early. Please click here for EMI on-campus courses application timelines.

Application Procedures

All students who wish to attend off-campus (L) classes in EMI’s All-Hazards Position Specific Training Program will need to complete FEMA Form FF-USFA-FY-21-101 (formerly 119-25-0-1). These forms should be filled out completely including student SID number as noted above. The form should be signed by the applicant’s supervisor and then forwarded to the respective State Training Officer for final approval. FEMA application forms for off-campus L classes should NOT be sent directly to NETC Admissions, as that office does not handle registrations for off-campus classes. Once approved, the completed form should be forwarded directly to the POC for the class the student is enrolling in or taken directly to the class, per directions of the local POC. Federal employees should have the application form signed by the person in their respective agency who’s responsible for NIMS compliance. A link to the FEMA Form FF-USFA-FY-21-101 (formerly 119-25-0-1) is provided below.

  • EMI On-Campus Course Applications Tips ADOBE PDF Document
  • Download and fill out the General Admission Application, FEMA Form FF-USFA-FY-21-101 (formerly 119-25-0-1) below
  • Complete and sign the application form (Please fill out all blanks on the form completely or it will be returned). This application must be coordinated, reviewed, and approved by:
  • Applications should be sent to the local Point of Contact (POC) as directed in the announcement for the course.
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