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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.

We will be performing scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 7:00 AM EDT. Service is expected to be restored by 10:00 AM EDT. However, this could run over. During this time Independent Study exams will not be available. Please contact us if you experience any issues outside of this maintenance window.

The National Emergency Management Basic Academy

The National Emergency Management Basic Academy is a gateway for individuals pursuing a career in emergency management. Similar to basic academies operated by the fire service and law enforcement communities, the National Emergency Management Basic Academy will provide a foundational education in emergency management.

The goal of the Basic Academy is to support the early careers of emergency managers through a training experience combining knowledge of all fundamental systems, concepts, and practices of cutting-edge emergency management. The Academy provides shared classrooms of adult learners and skillful instructors resulting in a solid foundation upon which to build further studies and sound decisions.

Target Audience

The National Emergency Management Basic Academy is designed for newly appointed emergency managers with less than three years of experience, including members of State, local, tribal, and territorial homeland security or emergency services programs; Nongovernmental organizations, voluntary agencies, or professional organizations; Private sector emergency management offices; College or university emergency management staff; and FEMA, federal partners, military and emergency managers at other departments or agencies.

Classroom Course Requirements

The Basic Academy consists of the following classroom courses. Attendance at each course is required. E/L0101, Foundations of Emergency Management, should be taken first but is not required.

Prerequisites

Eleven online Independent Study courses are required as prerequisites to the classroom courses. All eleven must be completed before submitting an application for E/L0101

  • IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System
  • IS-120: Introduction to Exercise
  • IS-200: ICS for Single Resources
  • IS-230: Fundamentals of Emergency Management
  • IS-235: Emergency Planning
  • IS-240: Leadership and Influencing
  • IS-241: Decision Making
  • IS-242: Effective Communication
  • IS-244: Developing and Managing Volunteers
  • IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction
  • IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction

Tuition and Travel Reimbursement:

There is no cost for tuition.

Some individuals may be eligible for stipend reimbursement. or information about travel reimbursement eligibility and procedures, see the NETC Welcome Package at: https://training.fema.gov/Student. If you have any questions about your eligibility to receive a stipend, please contact Admissions either by email at NETCadmissions@fema.dhs.gov or by phone at 301-447-1035.

INDIVIDUALS 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.

INDIVIDUALS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR STIPEND REIMBURSEMENT:

  • 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 more information about the National Emergency Management Basic Academy, contact

FEMA-EMPP-Basic-Academy@fema.dhs.gov(301) 447-1383
 
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