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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-558 Public Works and Disaster Recovery 0.3
1.0
Details
1.0 (When combined with IS-100.PWb, IS-554 and IS-556)
10/31/2013
IS-559 Local Damage Assessment 0.2
1.0
Details
1.0 (When combined with IS-212.b and IS-395)
10/31/2013
IS-632.a Introduction to Debris Operations 0.2
1.0
Details
1.0 (When combined with IS-633)
10/31/2013
IS-633 Debris Management Plan Development 0.6
1.0
Details
1.0 (When combined with IS-632.a)
4/6/2017
IS-634 Introduction to FEMA’s Public Assistance Program 0.4
1.0
Details
1.0 (when combined with IS-26 and IS-293
10/2/2015
IS-650.a Building Partnerships with Tribal Governments 1 1.0 6/11/2010
IS-660 Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships 0.2
1.0
Details
1.0 (When combined with IS-15.b)
12/20/2011
IS-662 Improving Preparedness and Resilience through Public-Private Partnerships 0.2 n/a 10/31/2013
IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction 0.3
1.0
Details
1.0 (when combined with IS-702.a and IS-703.a)
10/31/2013
IS-702.a National Incident Management System (NIMS) Public Information Systems 0.3
1.0
Details
1.0 (When Combined w/ IS-700.a and IS-703.a)
10/31/2013
IS-703.a NIMS Resource Management 0.3
1.0
Details
1.0 (When combined w/ IS-700.a and IS-702.a)
1/15/2010
IS-706 NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid - An Introduction 0.2
1.0
Details
1.0 (When combined with IS-29 and IS-42)
10/31/2013
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

 
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