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We will be performing scheduled maintenance on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7:00 AM EST. This will be an EXTENDED OUTAGE. Service is expected to be restored by 4:00 PM EST. However, this could run over. During this time Independent Study exams will not be available. Please contact us if you experience any issues outside of this maintenance window.

Applications for FY20 will be accepted May 1-July 1, 2019. Please read the changes in the application requirements.

How to Apply

Application Period

The annual application period opens May 1 and closes July 1.

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Application Procedures

  1. Complete all 10 pre-requisites.
  2. Complete FEMA Form 119-25-1, General Admission Application.
  3. Submit a narrative document that outlines your current job description, role in agency/justifications exercise program, chronological listing of all exercises you have participated in as a player or planner. This experience should reflect 3-5 years.
  4. Submit a letter of support from your direct supervisor outlining your role in your agency’s exercise program and an acknowledgement of the commitment of the course, specifically the capstone exercise requirement.

Individuals Eligible for Reimbursement:

  • State, local, or tribal government representatives.
  • Recognized volunteer organization representatives.
  • Active emergency management organization representatives.
  • Representatives from state or local fire organizations.
  • If you do not apply for a stipend reimbursement within 60 days following the course start date, your stipend reimbursement will be denied.

Individuals Not Eligible for Stipend Reimbursement:

  • Federal government. (Federal students are subject to federal travel regulations and travel under orders prepared by their office.)
  • Private industry employees.
  • Employees who are contracted to federal, state, or local government entities (such as rural-metro departments).
  • Representatives of a foreign organization.
  • For EMI only: students eligible for federally funded grants.

Contact NETC Admissions at (301) 447-1035 if you have additional questions regarding your eligibility.

Submitting Your Application Package

  • If you are eligible for reimbursement, you must forward your entire application package to the appropriate State Emergency Management Agency for approval by the State Training Officer or their designee. The State Emergency Management Agency will then forward it to NETC Admissions. (Note: If NETC admission receives an application without an STO signature, it will be rejected.)
  • If you are not eligible for reimbursement, submit your application to NETC Admissions

NETC Admissions
Admissions Office, Room I-216
National Emergency Training Center
16825 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727-8998
Phone: (301)447-1035
Fax: (301)447-1658

EMI On-Campus Course Applications Tips

Application Timeline

NETC staff will review the applications at the conclusion of the open enrollment period (July) and notify applicants regarding their status by mid-August. If you have not received information via email or mail as to your MEPP status by that time, you may contact the NETC Admissions Office at (301) 447-1035 or toll free (800) 238-3358, extension 1035.

Wait List

In order for the NETC Admissions Office to maintain a current waiting list for the MEP Program, EMI resident MEPP application packages will be valid only for the MEPP Series within the Federal Fiscal Year in which they are submitted and for the MEPP Series numbers indicated on the FEMA Form 119-25-1. After that time, your package will be invalid. You will need to apply during the next open application period with a NEW and updated application package. Please note application requirements change annual, so re-submitting an outdated application will result in it being returned.

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is an element of the FEMA’s Protection and National Preparedness (PNP) Directorate.

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