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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.

We will be performing scheduled maintenance on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 7:00 AM EDT. Service is expected to be restored by 10:00 AM EDT. However, this could run over. During this time Independent Study exams will not be available. Please contact us if you experience any issues outside of this maintenance window.


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-103 Geospatial Information Systems Specialist 0.2 1.0 10/31/2013
IS-107.20 FEMA Travel Rules and Regulations 2020 0.1
1.0
Details
1.0 (when combined with IS-101.c, IS-102.c and IS-951)
1/6/2020
IS-111.a Livestock in Disasters 0.4 1.0 10/31/2013
IS-120.c An Introduction to Exercises 0.3
1.0
Details
1.0 (when combined with IS-130.a and IS-139.a)
2/12/2018
IS-130.a How to be an Exercise Evaluator 0.3
1.0
Details
1.0 (when combined with IS-120.c and IS-139.a)
2/12/2018
IS-139.a Exercise Design and Development 0.2
1.0
Details
1.0 (when combined with IS-130.a and IS-120.c)
3/1/2018
IS-144 Telecommunicators Emergency Response Taskforce (TERT) Basic Course 0.3
1.0
Details
1.0 (when combined with IS-1200)
10/31/2013
IS-156 Building Design for Homeland Security for Continuity of Operations 0.8 1.0 6/12/2014
IS-158 Hazard Mitigation Flood Insurance in Disaster Operations 0.3
1.0
Details
1.0 (when combined with IS-162)
11/16/2016
IS-162 Hazard Mitigation Floodplain Management in Disaster Operations 0.3
1.0
Details
1.0 (when combined with IS-158)
11/16/2016
IS-200.c Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response 0.4
1.0
Details
1.0 (when combined with IS-100.c)
3/11/2019
IS-201 Forms Used for the Development of the Incident Action Plan 0.2 n/a 10/31/2013
IS-212.b Introduction to Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) 0.3
1.0
Details
1.0 (when combined with IS-393.b and IS-2700)
12/7/2015
IS-215 Unified Federal Review Advisor Training: An Overview of the UFR Process 0.3
1.0
Details
1.0 (when combined with IS-216)
8/22/2016
IS-216 An Overview of the Unified Federal Review Process: Training for Federal Disaster Recovery Leadership 0.3
1.0
Details
1.0 (when combined with IS-215)
8/22/2016

 
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