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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-288.a The Role of Voluntary Organizations in Emergency Management 1 1.0 2/12/2015
IS-293 Mission Assignment Overview 0.3
1.0
Details
1.0 (when combined with IS-26 and IS-634
6/2/2009
IS-302 Modular Emergency Radiological Response Transportation Training 1 1.0
IS-303 Radiological Accident Assessment Concepts 1.6 2.0 1/13/2014
IS-305 Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) Awareness 0.8 1.0 9/28/2017
IS-315 CERT Supplemental Training: The Incident Command System 0.3 1.0 8/13/2013
IS-317 Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams 0.6 1.0 6/26/2014
IS-318 Mitigation Planning for Local and Tribal Communities 1.2 1.0 10/31/2013
IS-319 Tornado Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff 0.1
1.0
Details
1.0 when in combination with (IS-320, IS-321, IS-322 and IS-323)
10/31/2013
IS-320 Wildfire Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff 0.1
1.0
Details
1.0 when in combination with (IS-319, IS-321, IS-322 and IS-323)
10/31/2013
IS-321 Hurricane Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff 0.1
1.0
Details
1.0 when in combination with (IS-319, IS-320, IS-322 and IS-323)
10/31/2013
IS-322 Flood Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff 0.1
1.0
Details
1.0 when in combination with (IS-319, IS-320, IS-321, and IS-323)
10/31/2013
IS-323 Earthquake Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff 0.1
1.0
Details
1.0 when in combination with (IS-319, IS-320, IS-321 and IS-322)
10/31/2013
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

 
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