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On April 1st, 2015 the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) will begin to use the FEMA Student Identification (SID) number when submitting your Independent Study (IS) final exam. You must continue to use your SSN or Alternate ID number until April 1st; however, we recommend registering a FEMA SID today: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid.

IS-921.A: Implementing Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience

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Course Overview

This course introduces those with critical infrastructure duties and responsibilities at the State, local, tribal, and territorial levels to the information they need and the resources available to them in the execution of the mission to secure and improve resilience in the Nation’s critical infrastructure.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Summarize critical infrastructure responsibilities.
  • Identify the range of critical infrastructure government and private-sector partners at the State, local, tribal, territorial, regional, and Federal levels.
  • Describe processes for effective information sharing with critical infrastructure partners.
  • Identify various methods for assessing and validating information.

Primary Audience

This course is designed for all individuals with critical infrastructure protection responsibilities.


None. The following are recommended prior to starting the course:

  • Review of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) and Critical Infrastructure Support Annex to the National Response Framework (NRF) documents.
  • OR
  • Completion of the following Independent Study courses:
    • IS-860.a, National Infrastructure Protection Plan and
    • IS-821, Critical Infrastructure Support Annex.



Course Length:

3 hours
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Additional Materials
Take Final Exam
  • Take Final Exam Online
  • Please note that the IS Program does not accept the FEMA SID when completing your test. Please use your SSN as directed in the test form. Those individuals that do not wish to use their SSN may request an Alternate ID number
  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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