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FY18 Application window for EMI MEPP series is now closed and the waiting list is full. Please check back in the Spring for new application dates. If you are applying for the locally delivered course in Wisconsin, the application window is open from January 22-March 26, 2018. Please see the following training bulletin for more info:
1383 - Training Bulletin - Local MEPP Delivery - Wisconsin

How to Apply

Application Period

The application period will open June 1 and close July 1 every year. To receive EMI Training Announcements, sign up here.

Application Procedures

  1. Download and fill out the General Admission Application, FEMA Form 119-25-1 (Previously 75-5) below:
    Screen Fillable (Acrobat 2.1 and above) ADOBE PDF Document 633 KB PDF
  2. Complete and sign the application form (Please fill out all blanks on the form completely or it will be returned).
  3. Have your Form 119-25-1 signed by the head of your sponsoring organization.
  4. Download and complete the Master Exercise Practitioner Program Application ADOBE PDF Document 163 KB PDF
  5. Determine your eligibility for reimbursement. Some participants may be able to secure reimbursement for their eligible travel expenses and be provided housing at NETC at no charge:
    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:

How your application should be submitted depends on whether you are eligible for reimbursement (see step 5 above).

  • If you are eligible for reimbursement, you must forward your application package (Form 119-25-1, Master Exercise Practitioner Program Application (Available one month prior to the application period start date.), and Certificates) 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 ADOBE PDF Document

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 enrollment period with a NEW and updated application package.

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

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