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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions | NETC Background and Suitability Process (e-QIP)

General Questions

  1. What forms do I need to fill out to become an instructor with EMI?
  2. Do I need to break down the costs on the invoice?


    No, you do not. What you submit on your bid form as the fixed fee price will be the amount you are reimbursed for. That will be the amount you claim on your invoice and no receipts are required.

  3. Who do I submit my invoice to for payment and how should I submit it?


    As stated on the contract, you are to submit your invoice to the FEMA Finance Center (FFC) but, if for some reason you submit that invoice to your Course Manager or Karen Andrew, they will send it over to the FEMA Finance Center (FFC) to begin the payment process. You can submit your invoice via mail to the FEMA Finance Center (FFC) or via email to Karen Andrew.

Teaching Demonstration Questions

  1. Where can I upload my 30 minute teaching demonstration?


    We recommend using

  2. Why can’t I use other websites (such as Vimeo)?


    Due to the DHS firewall, we may not be able to review your video if it is not posted to one of the recommended websites.

  3. I’m having trouble uploading videos onto the suggested websites.


    All websites will require you to make an account to upload videos. For additional questions please refer to the links below.

  4. I cannot upload videos longer than 15 minutes onto YouTube


    YouTube requires users to verify their YouTube accounts to upload videos longer than 15 minutes long, please refer to the below link on how to verify your YouTube account.

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

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