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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.

Extended Outage

We will be performing scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 8:00 AM EST. This is a planned three (3) day EXTENDED OUTAGE, ending Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10:00 PM EST. All EMI web services will be unavailable for this time period. Please contact us if you experience any issues outside of this maintenance window.

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.

Important NETC Policy Information

You are required to follow all NETC Campus policies/guidelines at time of instruction, which includes but not limited to health and wellness, safety and security, and emergencies.

Policy changes have occurred at the National Emergency Training Center that requires your immediate attention. Please read the following carefully and completely because you are responsible for the information it contains.

FIREARMS: Prohibited on Campus. Due to heighted security requirements, please understand security and law enforcement personnel may search you, your vehicle or your luggage. Maryland law is very narrow in its definition of law enforcement officers who may carry firearms. For your own protection, and to expedite your processing into NETC, do not bring weapons of any kind to campus. Weapons includes knives with blades longer than 3 inches, machetes, bow and arrows, ammunition, rifles, shotguns, pistols, etc. Sworn/Commissioned and State Peace Officer Standards, and Training-Certified Officers, Federal Officers, or local officers with concurrent jurisdiction who require a firearm for the performance of required official duties must declare at the point of entrance to the campus and store the firearm with security for the duration of the stay.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: Alcohol is not allowed on-site and will be confiscated. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is limited to the Command Post Pub (On Campus Licensed Bar) and the Log Cabin (consumption supervised by on campus bar personnel) at NETC.

All personnel arriving at NETC must present photo identification.

  • You shall be required to carry photo identification on you at all times. Entry to the campus will be denied without this form of identification.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Security Specialist as noted, or the Admissions Office at (301) 447-1035.

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

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