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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.

Extended Outage

We will be performing scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 8:00 AM EST. This is a planned three (3) day EXTENDED OUTAGE, ending Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10:00 PM 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.

Emergency Management Professional Program (EMPP)

The vision of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is to strengthen the field of emergency management by establishing an Emergency Management Professional Program (EMPP). The EMPP provides a framework for acquiring the knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter and progress through the field and to meet the challenges of a dynamic and complex environment. The entire EMPP curriculum is designed to provide a lifetime of learning for a career in emergency management.

The EMPP includes three distinct competency-based academies shown in the table below:

National Emergency Management Academies

National Emergency
Management Basic Academy
Focus: Foundational knowledge and skills in Emergency Management
National Emergency Management
Advanced Academy
Focus: Advanced Concepts and Issues in Emergency Management; Leadership & Management; and Critical/Strategic Thinking
National Emergency Management
Executive Academy
Focus: Executive Level Leadership Theories, Strategic and Critical Thinking, Decision Making and Complex Systems

Public Information Officer Programs

Basic Public Information Officer
Teaches PIOs basic skills and techniques for use during small, localized single-agency responses.
Joint Information System/ Center Planning for Tribal, State and Local Public Information Officers
Outlines the communications needed for different incidents and define the roles of the PIO within Incident Command System
Advanced Public Information Officer
The advanced level course teaches participants additional skills for use during escalating incidents, including strategic communications and incident action planning operations.
Master Public Information Officer Program
The Master Public Information Officer Program is a three-course series that prepares public information officers for an expanded role in delivering public information and warning using a strategic whole community approach.

Points of Contact

Contact these individuals for more information about the following programs:

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