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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.
Ethics is an essential part of how we operate at FEMA.
This 1-hour course complies with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics initial agency ethics orientation for all employees requirements at 5 C.F.R. Section 2638.703.
It includes the following mandatory content:
This course includes the following lessons:
Upon completing this course, the participant will be able to:
New FEMA employees are required to successfully complete this course within 90 days of their FEMA appointment. In addition, if the FEMA employee is a reservist, they must successfully complete the training 1 time every calendar year.
There are additional ethics requirements for all appointees (i.e., non-career Presidential or Vice-Presidential appointees, non-career appointees in the Senior Executive Service, and Schedule C positions). If you are an appointee, you will receive an additional briefing from the FEMA Ethics Officer.