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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-1103.a Elevation Certificate for Surveyors
IS-1104 NFIP Claims Review for Adjusters
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-13 EMI Conduct and Behavior
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.b 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-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-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.a State Mitigation Planning Training
IS-362.a Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools
IS-393.b Introduction to Hazard Mitigation
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-905 Responding to an Active Shooter: You Can Make a Difference
IS-922.a Applications of GIS for Emergency Management
IS-951 DHS Radio Interoperability

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