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IS-207: Overview of the FEMA Qualification System (FQS) and Qualification Review Boards (QRBs)

Course Date

10/31/2013

Course Overview

This independent study course provides an overview of the FEMA Qualification System (FQS) and the Qualification Review Boards (QRBs). The course is applicable to all FEMA employees with disaster workforce responsibilities, and includes descriptions of the FQS qualification and QRB certification processes. The course also includes a hypothetical scenario depicting how a FEMA employee may progress through the FQS process.

Course Objectives:

  • Explain how FQS benefits FEMA, communities impacted by incidents, and the FEMA workforce.
  • Describe the processes and procedures of the FQS.
  • Describe how an employee progresses through the FQS from trainee to qualified status.

Primary Audience

All FEMA employees regardless of their position grade and appointment status including:

  • Disaster assistance employees (DAEs)
  • Permanent full time (PFT) employees
  • Cadre of on-call response/recovery employees (COREs)
  • Temporary full-time (TFT) employees

Prerequisites

None

CEUs:

0.1

Course Length:

1 hour
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Notices
  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
 
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