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COVID-19 Information for National Emergency Training Center Students

Note: effective July 28, 2021, all Federal employees, onsite contractors, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status or level of COVID transmission in your local area, are required to wear a mask inside all DHS workspaces and Federal buildings.

We will be performing scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 7:00 AM EST. Service is expected to be restored by 10:00 AM EDT. However, this could run over. During this time Independent Study exams, The Online Admissions Application, IMDA, and STAR will not be available. Please contact us if you experience any issues outside of this maintenance window.

Extended Outage

We will be performing scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 8:00 AM EST. This is a planned three (3) day EXTENDED OUTAGE, ending Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10:00 PM EST. All EMI web services will be unavailable for this time period. Please contact us if you experience any issues outside of this maintenance window.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to monitor the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as it relates to COVID-19. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the CDC is encouraging organizations to promote social distancing, hold meetings via videoconferencing, reduce non-essential travel, and adjust or postpone events and gatherings. We also continue to evaluate the local and national situation and will provide regular updates.

Students will be notified in advance concerning the status of their on-campus course offering.

We thank you for your understanding, and we invite you to visit our extensive catalog of Independent Study Courses as well as classroom courses available by virtual delivery.

Mitigation Curriculum

  • The Mitigation Curriculum provides training for Federal, State, local, and tribal governments that are working to eliminate or reduce the long-term risk to human life and property posed by earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, dam failures, landslides, hurricanes, and other natural hazards.
  • The curriculum includes training courses of varying lengths. Resident offerings* generally last 4 days while field* courses last 1 to 2 days. Some offerings are appropriate only for resident delivery because they require instruction by representatives of a number of Federal agencies and facilitators located in the Washington, DC, area.
  • Many of the courses offered in this curriculum area directly support the training requirements of Federal
    programs, such as the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the National Hurricane Program, and the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). Participants in these courses learn about program regulations and policies and are provided with the tools and techniques for implementing mitigation strategies.


  • Resident Offerings: Courses delivered on EMI campus
  • Field Offerings: Courses delivered off EMI campus
Course Code Course Title
IS-10.a Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness
IS-11.a Animals in Disasters: Community Planning
IS-1100.a Increased Cost of Compliance
IS-1101.b Basic Agent Tutorial
IS-1102 Theory of Elevation Rating
IS-1103.a Elevation Certificate for Surveyors
IS-1104 NFIP Claims Review for Adjusters
IS-1105.a EC Made Easy: Elevation Certificate Overview
IS-1106.a FEMA Mapping Changes
IS-1107 Adjuster Customer Service
IS-1108 Insuring Condominiums
IS-1109.a Understanding Basement Coverage
IS-111.a Livestock in Disasters
IS-1110.a Writing Commercial Exposures
IS-1111 Introduction to Commercial Claims
IS-1112 Introduction to Flood Claims
IS-1120 Letters of Map Revision
IS-156 Building Design for Homeland Security for Continuity of Operations
IS-158 Hazard Mitigation Flood Insurance in Disaster Operations
IS-162 Hazard Mitigation Floodplain Management in Disaster Operations
IS-2101 Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) 101 Beginner Training Course
IS-212.b Introduction to Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA)
IS-215 Unified Federal Review Advisor Training: An Overview of the UFR Process
IS-216 An Overview of the Unified Federal Review Process: Training for Federal Disaster Recovery Leadership
IS-251.a Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for Alerting Administrators
IS-253.a Overview of FEMA's Environmental and Historic Preservation Review
IS-2700 National Mitigation Framework, an Introduction
IS-271.a Anticipating Hazardous Weather & Community Risk, 2nd Edition
IS-276.a Benefit-Cost Analysis Fundamentals
IS-277.a Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA): Entry- Level
IS-279.a Introduction to Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Buildings
IS-280 Overview of: Engineering Principles and Practices for Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Structures, FEMA Publication 259, 3rd Edition
IS-284.a Using the Substantial Damage Estimator 3.0 Tool
IS-285 Substantial Damage Estimation for Floodplain Administrators
IS-30.b Mitigation eGrants System for the Subgrant Applicant
IS-31.b Mitigation eGrants for the Grant Applicant
IS-317.a Introduction to Community Emergency Response Team (CERTs)
IS-318 Mitigation Planning for Local and Tribal Communities
IS-319.a Tornado Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff
IS-32.a Mitigation eGrants Internal System
IS-320 Wildfire Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff
IS-321 Hurricane Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff
IS-322 Flood Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff
IS-323 Earthquake Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff
IS-325 Earthquake Basics: Science, Risk, and Mitigation
IS-326 Community Tsunami Preparedness
IS-328 Plan Review for Local Mitigation Plans
IS-329 State Hazard Mitigation Planning
IS-362.a Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools
IS-393.b Introduction to Hazard Mitigation
IS-394.a Protecting Your Home or Small Business From Disaster
IS-395 FEMA Risk Assessment Database
IS-727 Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands
IS-8.a Building for the Earthquakes of Tomorrow: Complying with Executive Order 12699
IS-841.a NEMIS HMGP System: Overview and Startup
IS-842.b NEMIS HMGP System: Enter the HMGP Application
IS-843.a NEMIS HMGP System: Project Eligibility Determination
IS-844.a NEMIS HMGP System: Managing Project Tasks
IS-845.a NEMIS HMGP System: Oversight and Closeout
IS-870.a Dams Sector: Crisis Management
IS-871.a Dams Sector: Security Awareness
IS-922.a Applications of GIS for Emergency Management
IS-951 DHS Radio Interoperability

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