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Higher Education Program

Save the Date! 2024 Higher Education Symposium is scheduled for June 3-5, 2024.
The Higher Education Symposium is sponsored by the National Training and Education Division of FEMA and will be held at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, MD.

The HiEd website is currently under construction. Historic documents published prior to 2021 are no longer accessible through the HiEd website, but limited historic materials may still be located by visiting the NETC Library!

If unable to locate documents through either of the links above, please email a detailed request to

The mission of the Higher Education Program is to engage emergency management academia, professional organizations, and practitioners to work together to foster a culture of continuous learning and innovation through education and research to meet the challenges that confront the Nation.

Since 1994, the Higher Education Program has helped foster growth in the academic community to include college and university-based programs in emergency management, homeland security, and related fields. For more information go to The College List.

If you have questions, please contact the FEMA Higher Education Program at Please note: many of the linked websites are not Federal websites and may not operate under the same laws, regulations and policies.

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You will receive Activity Reports and other pertinent information concerning professional development. You also have the option of signing up for additional e-mail updates from FEMA and EMI. Visit the subscriber settings page to sign up for additional e-mail notices. Once there, you can also receive e-mail updates targeted to your geographic area by clicking on “subscriber preferences” and inserting your state and ZIP Code where requested.

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