have been in emergency management over 20 years and I am still
trying to get the basic courses offered through EMI and the State."
- County Emergency Management Director.
Some emergency management
organizations have very limited training programs, primarily due to budget
shortfalls and struggle to offer courses for the paid and volunteer staffs.
Many times current operations and disaster events derail training schedules,
often for months or more. Though hundreds of thousands received emergency
management training each year, agencies charged with training emergency
responders repeatedly acknowledge that sufficient training is lacking
for the more than 3.0 million disaster responders who need emergency management
training. New and more complex courses are being added to the national
curriculum that further complicates the ability to get basic all-hazards
Study is needed:
have greatly increased the
of people who need training.
of topics pertinent to disaster workers.
of training and exercising.
make basic training crucial to stepping up to more advanced courses.
- A growing
selection of self-paced, personal enrichment, independent study
courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities
and the general public.
- Easy access.
You don't have to be a "computer expert" with the fastest
modem or computer.
- Course materials
are public domain courses adopted from the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) to provide the highest quality.
- Free emergency
management documents on the online library. Many of these are
no longer available.
- An online
emergency management bookstore with staff recommended books for
your professional library.
professional faculty with excellent credentials and extensive
experience in the emergency management education field. We stand
ready to assist you or your organization with your training needs.
- A low-cost
solution to standard emergency management classes. Supplemented
with FEMA and state sponsored courses our courses can cover any
may use our training courses to supplement their training programs
and negotiate discount "group enrollments".
online training presence. Your operations or disaster does not
affect our ability to train your staff.
- This solution
frees funds for more complex and hands-on classes.
to train volunteer resources.
- Read how
this works below.
courses may be for you:
- Anyone interested
in emergency management may enroll in our courses. It is not necessary
to work in a related job or be affiliated with any organization.
- To broaden
your practical knowledge but are unable to attend traditional
classroom courses due to frequently travel, location and responsibilities.
- Our reasonable
tuition lets you learn for pennies a day.
- It is convenient.
You control your training and learn in your spare time without
leaving your job or interrupting your family activities or leisure
- You can
complete most of our courses in only a few hours, depending on
the course and your background.
- Earn Certificates
of Completion that are a recognized symbol to others showing your
desire to learn about the exciting field of emergency management.
certificate can be yours when you complete
- Your enrollment
fee, paid by check, Money Order, Purchase Order, or through
PayPal, includes your course materials, online test and Certificate
- Our minimum
computer recommendations are a 14.4 modem, computer with a 486
processor with Windows 95 or above and Adobe Acrobat. You should
know basic computer tasks, (mouse, file open/close, transfer
- We deliver
course materials in easy-to-use self-executable files. You download
the course module, usually less than one (1) megabyte, double-click
on the file and enter the course password. You may either print
the materials or study them on your computer.
- Each course
includes lessons with a link to a comprehensive open-book online
final examination. Those who score 75 percent or better are
mailed a Certificate of Completion.
- We use
Adobe Acrobat for some course materials and library books. This
free simple-to-use software is loaded on most computers today.
Once you use Acrobat you will be the expert and can view our
course materials for any enrolled course. Note: Our course materials
are developed using version 4.