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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.

We will be performing scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 7:00 AM EST. Service is expected to be restored by 10:00 AM EDT. However, this could run over. During this time Independent Study exams, The Online Admissions Application, IMDA, and STAR will not be available. Please contact us if you experience any issues outside of this maintenance window.

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.

IS Courses' CEUs and College Credits

Earn College Credit

Through the regional accreditation agencies, it is possible to earn transferable academic credit for completion of Independent Study courses. Frederick Community College (FCC) has assumed responsibility for the evaluation of EMI’s Independent Study courses. Courses meeting FCC’s academic standards become eligible for lower-division academic credit. To apply for college credit, you must successfully complete a course that is eligible for college credit. You can then submit an application with a fee to receive a personal copy of your college transcript. Two official copies may be directed to other institutions free of charge. For more information, visit

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

ISP courses are evaluated and awarded CEUs in accordance with the standards established by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). For additional information about IACET, please see their website at

Active and Reserve Members of the Military

Active duty members of some branches of the military may be eligible to apply the completion of ISP courses toward promotion and retention programs. Contact your personnel or education office to determine if this program is applicable to your career progression. Our experience indicates that the member is usually required to apply and pay for college credit before receiving consideration to apply his or her participation in the ISP toward promotion or retention points. Members of the Reserve components who are required to accumulate retirement and retention points are, in most cases, able to obtain credit for their work through the ISP.

* CEU: 0.1 CEU = 1 Contact Hour.

** CEU calculation is based on the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) standards. For additional information about IACET, please see their website at

*** College Credits are granted upon submission of application & payment. See "College Credit" for details.

**** Multiple courses must be completed in order to obtain 1 college credit.

Course Code Course Title CEUs* College Credits** Dev. Date
IS-1007 Detailed Damage Description and Dimensions 0.5 n/a 2/28/2019
IS-1008 Scope of Work Development (Scoping and Costing) 0.5 n/a 2/28/2019
IS-1009 Conditions of the Public Assistance Grant 0.7
1.0 (when combined with IS-26, IS-293, IS-1001 and IS-1005)
IS-1010 Emergency Protective Measures 0.3 n/a 2/28/2019
IS-1011 Roads and Culverts 0.4 n/a 2/28/2019
IS-1012 Direct Administrative Costs 0.2 n/a 2/28/2019
IS-1013 Costing - Estimates and the Cost Estimating Format 0.6 n/a 2/28/2019
IS-1014 Integrating 406 Mitigation Considerations into Your Public Assistance Grant 0.3
1.0 (when combined with IS-1002, IS-1006 and IS-1020)
IS-1015 Insurance Considerations, Compliance, and Requirements 0.3 n/a 2/28/2019
IS-1016 Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP) Considerations/Compliance for Public Assistance Grants 0.4 n/a 2/28/2019
IS-1017 Scope Change Requests, Time Extensions, Improved/Alternate Project Requests 0.3 n/a 2/28/2019
IS-1018 Determination Memorandums and Appeals 0.2 n/a 2/28/2019
IS-1019 Codes and Standards 0.4 n/a 2/28/2019
IS-1020 Public Assistance Donated Resources 0.3
1.0 (when combined with IS-1002, IS-1006 and IS-1014)
IS-1021 Bridge Damage Considerations 0.3 n/a 2/28/2019

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