FEMA Independent Study

FEMA offers a wide range of online, self-paced courses on a variety of emergency management topics. To receive credit and a certificate of completion, register for a student identification number before taking courses.
Register for a FEMA Student ID

Professional Development Series
FEMA’s Professional Development Series includes seven independent study courses that provide a well-rounded set of fundamentals for emergency management professionals. After successfully completing the required courses, a certificate is automatically issued via email to the email address provided on your last exam submission. Courses include:
IS-120.c: An Introduction to Exercises
IS-230.e: Fundamentals of Emergency Management
IS-235.c: Emergency Planning
IS-240.c: Leadership and Influence
IS-241.c: Decision Making and Problem Solving
IS-242.c: Effective Communication
IS-244.b: Developing and Managing Volunteers

Take a FEMA Professional Development Course


Other recommended Independent Study courses:
IS-100: Introduction to Incident Command System
IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response
IS-700: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction

Take an Independent Study Course