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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-700.b An Introduction to the National Incident Management System 0.4
1.0 (when Combined w/ IS-702.a and IS-703.a)
IS-702.a National Incident Management System (NIMS) Public Information Systems 0.3
1.0 (when Combined w/ IS-700.b and IS-703.a)
IS-703.a NIMS Resource Management 0.3
1.0 (when combined w/ IS-700.b and IS-702.a)
IS-706 NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid - An Introduction 0.2
1.0 (when combined with IS-29 and IS-42)
IS-772 IA PDA Orientation 0.1 n/a 12/3/2013
IS-775 EOC Management and Operations 0.4 1.0 8/6/2008
IS-794 External Affairs Program Liaison 0.2 1.0 11/13/2013
IS-800.c National Response Framework, an Introduction 0.3
1.0 (when combined with IS-2500 and IS-2600)
IS-815 ABCs of Temporary Emergency Power 0.2 n/a 12/27/2016
IS-820 Introduction to NRF Support Annexes 0.1 n/a 6/16/2009
IS-822 Fundamentals of Management and Support Coordination of Federal Disaster Operations 0.4
1.0 (when combined with IS-2000)
IS-830 Introduction to NRF Incident Annexes 0.1
1.0 (when combined with IS-860.c, IS-913.a, and IS-921.a)
IS-836 Nuclear/Radiological Incident Annex 0.1 n/a 3/26/2009
IS-841.a NEMIS HMGP System: Overview and Startup 0.1
1.0 (with combination of IS-841.a, IS-842.a, IS-843.a, IS-844.a, and IS-845.a)
IS-842.b NEMIS HMGP System: Enter the HMGP Application 0.2
1.0 (with combination of IS-841.a, IS-842.b, IS-843.a, IS-844.a, and IS-845.a)

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