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COVID-19 Information for National Emergency Training Center Students

Note: effective July 28, 2021, all Federal employees, onsite contractors, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status or level of COVID transmission in your local area, are required to wear a mask inside all DHS workspaces and Federal buildings.

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.

Administrative Requirements for Instructors

Registration in System for Award Management (SAM)

It is your responsibility as a contract instructor to maintain and keep your SAM registration current. This includes your address (physical, as well as, e-mail) and banking/direct deposit information. If your address changes, please notify us in writing, as well as, changing the information in Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) and SAM. The website for D&B is and the website for SAM is:

If you make changes in your banking information, e.g., direct deposit information, you will need to make the change directly within your SAM record; and you will also need to provide this information to the FEMA Finance Center in Winchester, Virginia, at (540) 504-1899, to avoid any delay in payment. In addition, we strongly advise that you annotate your invoice (if submitting an electronic invoice- use the Additional Details Block) with a note to indicate your banking information has changed. For example, if you have relocated to another state and as a result changed banks, you will need to make notification so that payment can be made to the correct account.

NOTE: The Emergency Management Institute has the right to refuse your bid and go to the next bidder to issue an award if your registration in SAM is not current.

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If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information being provided, please email them to Thank you.

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