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Note: New application materials available as of February 20, 2019

How to Apply to the FY20 National Emergency Management Advanced Academy

Admissions will start taking applications for the FY20 Advanced Academy starting March 1 – May 31 (to attend the next fiscal year cohort). A formal selection board will convene in June to review the application packages with an announcement in July.

It is expected that the applications for these limited number of spaces will be very competitive in nature. Applicants should first look at the entire Emergency Management Professional Program (EMPP) website to gauge which Academy they best fit in. Advanced Academy Applicants are encouraged to review all selection and application elements before submitting their application package.

If you are a local jurisdiction, allow time to process your application through your proper channels to your respective State Training Officer (STO).

Application packages will be reviewed by a selection committee in June. Applications must contain all six items listed below and submitted in the below order (1-6): (incomplete packages will not be considered)

  1. A General Admissions Application Form or FEMA Form 119-25-1 (Item 9.a. on the form should state “E0451 National Emergency Management Advanced Academy”).
  2. The applicant’s signed Advanced Academy Commitment Statement indicating their commitment to complete the entire program to include the four resident courses at EMI and the NEMAA Paper.
  3. A resume not to exceed two (2) pages (no required format).
  4. A cover letter from the applicant (not to exceed one (1) page) requesting admission to the program and specifying the applicant’s qualifications and perceived expectations of the program (no required format).
  5. An Advanced and Executive Academy Questionnaire .
  6. Letter of Recommendation from Supervisor.

To Submit Your FY20 Advanced Academy Application Package

The completed application should be packaged based on the guidance above and sent between March 1 – May 31. It is recommended that packages be scanned and sent via email to: and

Please put the following information on the subject line of your email: FY20 National Emergency Management Advanced Academy Application; Case of (Add Your Name).

Application Selection Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on recommended prerequisites to include

  • A minimum of three (3) years in an Emergency Management position
  • Project and group Emergency Management commitment and leadership
  • Substantial continuing service and commitment to the field of Emergency Management
  • Whole community representation

Tentative Course Dates for FY20

Cohort FY20-1

  • E0451 – October 21-25, 2019
  • E0452 – January 27-31, 2020
  • E0453 – April 20-24, 2020
  • E0454 – August 3-7, 2020

Cohort FY20-2

  • E0451 – October 28 – November 1, 2019
  • E0452 – February 3-7, 2020
  • E0453 – April 27 – May 1, 2020
  • E0454 – August 10-14, 2020

Tuition and Travel Reimbursement

There is no cost for tuition. Some individuals may be eligible for stipend reimbursement.
For information about travel reimbursement eligibility and procedures, see the NETC Welcome Package at: If you have any questions about your eligibility to receive a stipend, please contact Admissions either by email at or by phone at 301-447-1035.


  • State, local or tribal government representatives.
  • Recognized volunteer organization representatives.
  • Active emergency management organization representatives.
  • Representatives from state or local fire organizations.


  • Federal government. (Federal students are subject to federal travel regulations and travel under orders prepared by their office.)
  • Private industry employees.
  • Employees who are contracted to federal, state or local government entities (such as rural-metro departments).
  • Representatives of a foreign organization.

Important: Once you have been enrolled in E0451 (first course in the series), you will automatically be enrolled in the next course in the Advanced Academy series until you reach the final (E0454) course. If you do not wish to continue in the academy after being accepted to the program and enrolled in E0451, you must contact NETC admissions and request to be dis-enrolled from the program. Likewise, if you were automatically enrolled in any course and the dates do not work for you, please contact admissions and request an alternate date.

For questions on the application process please contact

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