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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.
This online course is intent on providing guidance to 9-1-1 operators, call takers and dispatchers on what to expect when being deployed to a disaster site.
Prepare 9-1-1 operators, call takers and dispatchers on what to expect when they are deployed to an impacted area.
If the participant is intent on being deployed as a result of successfully completing this course, they will need to send a copy of their IS-144 TERT Basic Course completion certificate to their State TERT Coordinator. This will place the participant in the National TERT Database, a necessary step in being eligible for deployment to an impacted area.
Nation’s 9-1-1 operators, call takers and dispatchers
IS-100 and IS-700
It will be helpful for participants to be familiar with the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).