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Refer to the National Emergency Training Center Welcome Package for guidance on COVID protections at the NETC campus,
and the CDC Coronavirus page for the latest updates on the pandemic response.

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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

  1. What is the cost to attend the EMPP courses?

    Answer:

    There is no tuition associated with the courses. Most students who are enrolled in the courses will be housed on-campus at no costs. Once notified from the NETC Admissions Office of enrollment, you will schedule your flight and purchase a meal ticket. You will be responsible for costs related to travel and food. If you qualify, you may be eligible for stipend reimbursement for travel related costs. Please contact the NETC Admissions Office for questions related to lodging, travel, purchase of the meal ticket, and stipend reimbursement at 301-447-1035 or email, .
  2. Do I have to take the academies in order, starting with the Basic Academy?

    Answer:

    No, you can apply for the academies based on years of EM experience, please review the target audience for each academy on the EMPP webpage.
  3. Can I substitute a G (state course) course or college level course for any EMPP courses?

    Answer:

    Unfortunately you cannot substitute any course for the EMPP curriculum. In the Basic Academy, we recently replaced E/L0104 Exercise Design with E/K/L0146 HSEEP; either of these courses will meet the requirement towards the Basic Academy completion certificate.
  4. Are the Academy completion certificates recognized as an industry-wide certification program, similar to the higher education institutes of learning?

    Answer:

    The EMPP curriculum is not considered a higher education certification; it is a professional development program based on years of experience in the emergency management field. However, most of the courses are ACE accredited and you can apply the training hours towards the AEM or CEM.
  5. Can I take the EMPP courses on-line?

    Answer:

    Traditionally, the EMPP courses are residential, you can take the classes at EMI in Emmitsburg, MD or if offered by the state. Courses have been offered virtually during the pandemic; however, the goal is to offer in person training. The Executive Academy is not offered in the state.
  6. Do I have to take the Basic Academy courses in order and can I just enroll in one course?

    Answer:

    We recommend taking the Basic Academy courses in order, but is not a requirement. Most of the students complete E0101 in 5 days and then come back to EMI later to complete E0102-E0105. It is recommended to take all of the courses, but you can enroll in an individual class to accommodate your busy schedule. There is no time limit to complete the Basic Academy courses.
  7. Do I have to take the Executive Academy in order and can I just enroll in one course?

    Answer:

    Students are normally required to take the four Executive Academy courses in order. Considerations will be made for students due to emergency situations to take the courses out of order. Students are not allowed to enroll in a single course.
  8. What if I’m not selected the Executive Academy?

    Answer:

    If your application is not selected for the Executive Academy, it will be referred to the Basic and Advanced Academy selection board for review.
 
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