Professional Certifications

FEMA Trainings

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

ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training.

IS-120.C: An Introduction to Exercises

This course introduces the basics of emergency management exercises. It also builds a foundation for subsequent exercise courses, which provide the specifics of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).

IS-130.A: How to be an Exercise Evaluator

This Independent Study course is a new offering that introduces the basics of emergency management exercise evaluation and improvement planning. It also provides the foundation for exercise evaluation concepts and practices as identified in the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program.

IS-200.C: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response

This course reviews the Incident Command System (ICS), provides the context for ICS within initial response, and supports higher level ICS training. This course provides training on, and resources for, personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within ICS.

IS-201: Forms Used for the Development of the Incident Action Plan

The course is designed to provide training through an independent study vehicle on the use of ICS forms.

IS-230.D: Fundamentals of Emergency Management

The goal of this course is to introduce you to the fundamentals of emergency management. This course presents emergency management as an integrated system with resources and capabilities networked together to address all hazards.

IS-235.C: Emergency Planning

This course is designed for emergency management personnel who are involved in developing an effective emergency planning system. This course offers training in the fundamentals of the emergency planning process, including the rationale behind planning.

IS-700.B: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

The National Incident Management System defines the comprehensive approach guiding the whole community – all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), and the private sector – to work together seamlessly to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the effects of incidents. The course provides learners with a basic understanding of NIMS concepts, principles, and components.

IS-800.C: National Response Framework, an Introduction

This course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework. The goal of this course is to familiarize participants with the National Response Framework and the ways it is applied in actual response situations.


Stop the Bleed

Stop the Bleed empowers the general public to make a difference in a life-threatening emergency by teaching them the basic techniques of bleeding control.

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)

CRASE, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy, provides strategies, guidance, and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues, and considerations for conducting drills.


Amateur Radio Communication

Amateur radio operators establish and operate organized communication networks locally for governmental and emergency officials, as well as non-commercial communication for private citizens affected by a disaster. Amateur radio operators are most likely to be active after disasters that damage regular lines of communications due to power outages and destruction of telephone, cellular, and other infrastructure-dependent systems.


Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS)

BDLS introduces concepts and principles to prepare health professionals for the management of injuries and illnesses caused by disasters and public health emergencies. The primary focus of the BDLS course is incorporation of an “all-hazards” approach to mass casualty management and population-based care across a broad range of disasters. This includes a consistent and scalable approach to workforce protection and casualty management, as well as, mass casualty triage and fatality management.