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Note: New FY20 application materials are ready for download!

How to Apply to the FY20 National Emergency Management Executive Academy

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. Executive Academy Applicants are encouraged to carefully review all selection and application elements before submitting their application package.

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 “E0680 Systems Thinking and Research Methods for Executives”).
  2. The applicant’s signed Executive 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 Executive 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 Executive Academy Application; Case of (Add Your Name).

Our admissions committee will select the most qualified applicants while ensuring a mixture of communities of practices. Applicants will be rated based on:

  • Current position and responsibilities
  • Executive-level emergency management leadership experience
  • Past and projected contributions to emergency management policy
  • Capacity to benefit from and positively influence the Executive Academy and the Cohort experience

Tentative Course Dates for FY20

Cohort FY20-1

  • E0680 – February 24-27, 2020
  • E0682 – April 27-May 1, 2020
  • E0684 – June 15-19, 2020
  • E0686 – August 17-21, 2020

Tuition and Travel Reimbursement

There is no cost for tuition. Some individuals may be eligible for stipend reimbursement.


  • 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.

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.

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