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Notice: Independent Study Exams now require a FEMA Student Identification (SID) Number. If you do not yet have a SID, register for one today: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid. Please do not contact the Independent Study program office as they are unable to provide assistance with these requests.

If you have an inquiry regarding the FEMA Independent Study Program, NIMS or other Emergency Management Institute (EMI) related requests such as: requests for certificates, transcripts, online test scores/results, please contact the FEMA Independent Study program office at 301-447-1200 or email Independent.Study@fema.dhs.gov for further assistance. Please do not contact the FEMA SID Help Desk as they are unable to provide assistance with these requests.

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 http://www.em-study.com.

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 http://www.iacet.org/ceus/about-the-ceu/.

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 http://www.iacet.org/ceus/about-the-ceu/.

*** 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-1103.a Elevation Certificate for Surveyors 0.2
1.0
Details
1.0 when combined with (IS-1102 and IS-1105)
6/8/2017
IS-1104 NFIP Claims Review for Adjusters 0.5
1.0
Details
1.0 when combined with (IS-1107, IS-1111 and IS-1112)
10/20/2015
IS-1105 EC Made Easy: Elevation Certificate Overview 0.2
1.0
Details
1.0 when combined with (IS-1102 and IS-1103.a)
9/2/2015
IS-1106.a FEMA Mapping Changes 0.1
1.0
Details
1.0 (when combined with IS-1110.a and IS-1113)
12/28/2016
IS-1107 Adjuster Customer Service 0.3
1.0
Details
1.0 when combined with (IS-1104, IS-1111 and IS-1112)
9/2/2015
IS-1108 Insuring Condominiums 0.1
1.0
Details
1.0 when combined with (IS-1100.a, IS-1101.b and IS-1109)
9/2/2015
IS-1109 Understanding Basement Coverage 0.1
1.0
Details
1.0 when combined with (IS-1100.a, IS-1101.b and IS-1108)
8/21/2015
IS-1110.a Writing Commercial Exposures 0.1
1.0
Details
1.0 when combined with (IS-1106.a and IS-1113)
5/11/2016
IS-1111 Introduction to Commercial Claims 0.1
1.0
Details
1.0 when combined with (IS-1104, IS-1107 and IS-1112)
9/2/2015
IS-1112 Introduction to Flood Claims 0.2
1.0
Details
1.0 when combined with (IS-1104, IS-1107 and IS-1111)
9/2/2015
IS-1113 Coastal Barrier Resources Act 0.1
1.0
Details
1.0 when combined with (IS-1106.a and IS-1110.a)
8/17/2015
IS-1150 DHS Human Trafficking Awareness for FEMA Employees 0.05 n/a 9/14/2016
IS-1170 Introduction to the Interagency Security Committee (ISC) 0.1
1.0
Details
1.0 (when combined with IS-1171, IS-1172 and IS-1174)
8/21/2017
IS-1171 Overview of Interagency Security Committee (ISC) Publications 0.1
1.0
Details
1.0 (when combined with IS-1170, IS-1172 and IS-1174)
8/21/2017
IS-1172 The Risk Management Process for Federal Facilities: Facility Security Level (FSL) Determination 0.1
1.0
Details
1.0 (when combined with IS-1170, IS-1171 and IS-1174)
8/21/2017

 
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