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FEMA Training

FEMA offers an online Independent Study Program with dozens of courses the National Incident Management System (NIMS), Incident Command System (ICS) and more. See the NIMS Recommended Training Matrix (as of February 2015) for recommendations on which courses to take.

The following courses are basic ICS courses and the foundation for higher level ICS trainings:

DHS/FEMA Course Catalogs 

The Training and Exercise Integration (TEI)/ Training Operations (TO) encourages states, territories and urban areas to schedule trainings from training catalogs to enhance the capabilities of state and local emergency preparedness. Courses are provided at little or no cost and can be delivered online or as a mobile training provided within the KC metro area. For information on scheduling mobile trainings from the following catalogs, please contact Lisa Elsas or call 816-701-8392.

The National Preparedness Directorate (NPD) launched an Online Course Catalog that integrates information on courses managed and/or provided by the CDP, EMI and the National Training and Education Division (NTED). The Online Course Catalog allows users to search this new course database using a search of Course Number, Course Title, Course Description, Target Audience, Course Type, Location, Provider, Target Capability and Emergency Support Function (ESF).