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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-322 Flood Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff 0.1
1.0 when in combination with (IS-319, IS-320, IS-321, and IS-323)
IS-323 Earthquake Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff 0.1
1.0 when in combination with (IS-319, IS-320, IS-321 and IS-322)
IS-324.a Community Hurricane Preparedness 1 1.0 10/31/2013
IS-325 Earthquake Basics: Science, Risk, and Mitigation 0.1 n/a 10/31/2013
IS-326 Community Tsunami Preparedness 0.6 n/a 10/31/2013
IS-328 Plan Review for Local Mitigation Plans 0.3 1.0 10/31/2013
IS-331 Introduction to Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Exercise Evaluation 1 1.0 10/31/2013
IS-346 An Orientation to Hazardous Materials for Medical Personnel 1 1.0 10/31/2013
IS-360 Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: A Guide for Schools, Higher Education, and Houses of Worship 0.3 1.0 6/24/2013
IS-362.a Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools 0.3 1.0 10/31/2013
IS-366.a Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters 0.6 1.0 12/9/2015
IS-368 Including People With Disabilities & Others With Access & Functional Needs in Disaster Operations 0.2
1.0 (when combined with IS-20, IS-21 and IS-505)
IS-386 Introduction to Residential Coastal Construction 1.4 1.0 10/31/2013
IS-393.b Introduction to Hazard Mitigation 0.2
1.0 (when combined with IS-212.b and IS-2700)
IS-394.a Protecting Your Home or Small Business From Disaster 1 1.0 10/31/2013

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