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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.

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.

All School Courses Suspended for the fiscal year 2020

All School courses (E/L0360, E0361, E0364) have been suspended for fiscal year 20 for review.
If you have any questions, you can contact the course manager, Patricia Gould, using email address or send an email to the Mitigation mailbox at
We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

EMI School Program

EMI offers school officials courses supporting the implementation of NIMS as well as general courses aimed at building school emergency management capacity.

National Incident Management System Courses

The U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Education recommend all key personnel involved in school emergency management and incident response take the NIMS, ICS, and NRF training courses and support the implementation of NIMS. Currently, key personnel are required to complete four courses in order for an individual or organization to be considered NIMS compliant through FY 2007.

To date, the following courses are required:

  • IS-100.c: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100
  • IS-200.b: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-700.b: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
  • IS-800.c: National Response Framework, an Introduction

The following additional courses are recommended for leadership personnel:

  • ICS 300 Intermediate Incident Command System
  • ICS 400 Advanced Incident Command System
For further information on NIMS implementation activities for K-12 Schools and higher education institutions, click here.

All-Hazard Courses

For further information on How to Apply, click here.

For more on the programs, send email to

  • National Incident Management System Courses

IS-100.c: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100

For further NIMS information, click here.

Earthquake Courses

Floodplain Management

Note *: These courses are not offered at the National Emergency Training Center. Materials can be downloaded.

Additional Information

NEHRP Publications, available in FEMA Warehouse.

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