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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.

Calendar Year Extensions

Certain IS Courses contain a “calendar-year” extension in order to allow FEMA staff to retake the course as a recurring requirement.

The following courses currently have a “calendar-year” extension.

Upon successfully passing the exams for these courses, the student transcript will store the record with the appropriate calendar-year extension to indicate which year the FEMA staff person completed their recurring requirement:

  • IS 18 FEMA EEO Employee Course
  • IS 19 FEMA EEO Supervisor Course
  • IS 20 Diversity Awareness
  • IS 21 Civil Rights and Disaster Assistance
  • IS 33 FEMA Initial Ethics Orientation
  • IS 35 FEMA Safety Orientation
  • IS 37 Managerial Safety and Health
  • IS 106 Workplace Violence Awareness Training
  • IS 107 FEMA Travel Rules and Regulations
  • IS 246 Implementing the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS)
 
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