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Supporting efforts for Harvey, Irma & Maria: The compassion of the American people is already evident in their response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. People can help the disaster survivors who have been affected by visiting www.nvoad.org to donate or volunteer with the voluntary or charitable organization of their choice, many of which are already in the field supporting survivors. For more information, go to https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-harvey, https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-irma or https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-maria.

EMI Course Cancellations: Due to EMI support of the response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, some of our on campus courses have been cancelled during the months of September, October, and November. Please Visit https://training.fema.gov/cancellations.aspx for more information.


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.

Before You Begin: Technical Information

Based on which option you choose to take IS course (downloadable materials or interactive web-based version if available, tables below provide the system requirements for successful accessing and viewing materials.

System Requirements

For IS Courses hosted on EMI Learning Site¹

Operating System Browser Type and Version ² Download Plug-ins ³ Pop-up Blocker(s)

Windows

(XP, 2000 or above)

IE 6 through IE 10

Firefox 1.5

MS Office Viewer (Word, PPT, Excel etc.)

Adobe PDF Reader 7.07 or above

Macromedia Flash Player 7 or above

Disable

Mac

(OS X)

Firefox 1.5

Adobe PDF Reader for Mac

Macromedia Flash Player 7 or above

Disable

¹ For iMac and dial-up/DSL users, it is encouraged to use this option to access course materials.

² TLS must be enabled in your web browser. Training.fema.gov works with any combination of the following protocols enabled: TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, and/or TLS 1.2.

³ Plug-ins are free downloads.

If you have accessibility problems viewing any PDF document on these pages, go to http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/access_onlinetools.html and use the online conversion tools to obtain the document in text format.

Download directions are also available with each course. It is recommended that the user download the course material files and view them off-line at their convenience, saving time and money for Internet connect charges.

 
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