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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-450.NC Emergency Preparedness for Federal Employees in the National Capital Region 0.1 n/a 10/31/2013
IS-453 Introduction to Homeland Security Planning 0.2 n/a 10/31/2013
IS-454 Fundamentals of Risk Management 0.2
1.0
Details
1.0 (When combined with IS-546.a, IS-547.a and IS-551)
10/31/2013
IS-505 Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency in Disaster 0.5 1.0 3/4/2016
IS-520 Introduction to Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenzas 0.1
1.0
Details
1.0 (When combined with IS 522)
10/31/2013
IS-522 Exercising Continuity Plans for Pandemics 0.8
1.0
Details
1.0 (When combined with IS 520)
8/27/2010
IS-523 Resilient Accord – Exercising Continuity Plans for Cyber Incidents 0.3 1.0 4/16/2013
IS-525 Guardian Accord (GA) Workshop 0.4 1.0 2/28/2014
IS-545 Reconstitution Planning Course 0.4 1.0 8/11/2014
IS-546.a Continuity of Operations Awareness Course 0.1
1.0
Details
1.0 (When combined with IS-454, IS-547.a, and IS-551)
10/31/2013
IS-547.a Introduction to Continuity of Operations 0.2
1.0
Details
1.0 (When combined with IS-454, IS-546.a, and IS-551)
10/31/2013
IS-551 Devolution Planning 0.2
1.0
Details
1.0 (When combined with IS-454, IS-546.a and IS-547.a)
10/22/2010
IS-552 The Public Works Role in Emergency Management 0.2 N/A 10/2/2015
IS-554 Emergency Planning for Public Works 0.3
1.0
Details
1.0 (When combined with IS-100.PWb, IS-556 and IS-558)
10/31/2013
IS-556 Damage Assessment for Public Works 0.3
1.0
Details
1.0 (When combined with IS-100.PWb, IS-554 and IS-558)
10/31/2013

 
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