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Following a March 2020 announcement that it would temporarily suspend in-person, campus-based training delivery, and subsequent July 2020 announcement regarding training resumption, FEMA will not re-open its campuses on August 2, 2020, as anticipated.

FEMA's top priority remains the health and safety of FEMA employees, instructors, students, and visitors on campus, without compromising instruction quality and the student experience. Therefore, FEMA will suspend in-person training and education at both the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) and Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) through at least October 1.

FEMA will continue to monitor the coronavirus pandemic and communicate updates or changes in conditions that may affect reopening of FEMA campuses.


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-1173 Levels of Protection (LOP) and Application of the Design-Basis Threat (DBT) Report 0.1 n/a 8/18/2017
IS-1174 Facility Security Committees 0.1
1.0
Details
1.0 (when combined with IS-1170, IS-1171 and IS-1172)
8/21/2017
IS-1200 TERT Team Leader Course 0.4
1.0
Details
1.0 (when combined w/ IS-144)
12/2/2016
IS-1300 Introduction to Continuity of Operations 0.1
1.0
Details
1.0 (for a combination of IS-454, IS-551 and IS-1300)
11/1/2019
IS-2000 National Preparedness Goal and System Overview 0.2
1.0
Details
1.0 (when combined with IS-822)
3/26/2018
IS-2001 Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) 0.1 n/a 1/2/2014
IS-2002 Introduction to FEMA Operational Planning 0.4
1.0
Details
1.0 (when combined with IS-235.c)
6/8/2018
IS-2101 Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) 101 Beginner Training Course 0.2 n/a 12/28/2017
IS-2200 Basic Emergency Operations Center Functions 0.4 1.0 5/17/2019
IS-2500 National Prevention Framework, an Introduction 0.2
1.0
Details
1.0 (for combination of IS-800.d, IS-2500 and IS-2600)
3/27/2018
IS-2600 National Protection Framework, An Introduction 0.3
1.0
Details
1.0 (for combination of IS-800.d, IS-2500 and IS-2600)
3/27/2018
IS-2700 National Mitigation Framework, an Introduction 0.3
1.0
Details
1.0 (when combined with IS-212.b IS-393.b)
3/27/2018
IS-2900.a National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) Overview 0.3 1.0 7/11/2018
IS-2905 Coordinating Health and Social Services Recovery 0.3 n/a 3/10/2020

 
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