Online Courses

These courses are available on the Internet without charge.

Provider/Organization

Course Description

Leadership:

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute (EMI)http://www.training.fema.gov/  

The Professional Development Series

The Professional Development Series includes seven Emergency Management Institute independent study courses that provide a well-rounded set of fundamentals for those in the emergency management profession. Many students build on this foundation to develop their careers.

After successfully completing all 7 required PDS courses through the Independent Study program, a PDS certificate is automatically issued via email to the email address provided on your last exam submission.

IS-120.a An Introduction to Exercises

IS-230.d Fundamentals of Emergency Management

IS-235.b Emergency Planning

IS-240.b Leadership and Influence

IS-241.b Decision Making and Problem Solving

IS-242.b Effective Communication

IS-244.b Developing and Managing Volunteers

 

General Emergency Response:

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute (EMI)http://www.training.fema.gov  

IS-100, Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)

This on-line course is intended for first responders, disaster workers, and persons involved with emergency planning, response or recovery efforts.

It introduces the ICS and provides the foundation for higher-level ICS training.

 

IS-200, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

This on-line course is intended for first line supervisors and middle management of disaster workers, and persons involved with response or recovery efforts and those likely to assume a supervisory or command position within the ICS. It is a basic course designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the ICS.

IS-700, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction

This on-line course is intended for first responders, disaster workers, and all persons involved with emergency planning, response or recovery efforts. It explains the purpose, principles, key components and benefits of NIMS.

 

IS-800.B, National Response Framework (NRF), An Introduction

This on-line course is intended for first line supervisors and middle management of disaster workers, and persons involved with response or recovery efforts and those likely to assume a supervisory or command position within the ICS. The course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework.

 

IS-546 Continuity of Operations (COOP) Awareness

This on-line course is part of a federal initiative to ensure that federal agencies are able to continue to perform their essential functions under a broad range of circumstances. The course is helpful for other agencies in planning their response to a wide range of emergencies.

 

National Disaster Life Support Foundation's  

http://www.ndlsf.org/ 

eCore Disaster Life Support (eCDLS®)

The eCDLS (eCore Disaster Life Support) online training course is an introduction to all-hazards preparedness and provides an overview of disasters including events such as natural and man-made, traumatic and explosive, nuclear and radiological, biological and chemical. The overall goal is to introduce participants to basic concepts and terms.

 

SALT Mass Casualty Triage Training 

SALT Mass Casualty Triage On-line Training - This program consists of an on-line video, resource articles and a post-test.  After successful completion, the participant can print a course completion certificate.  

 

California Specialized Training

Institute (CSTI)

http://www.calhr.ca.gov/Training/Pages/calhr-training-courses-by-alphabetical-order.aspx 

Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) Introduction

This downloadable, introductory course is designed for all personnel that may become involved in a multi-agency or multijurisdictional response. This course is pre-requisite to all other SEMS courses (except SEMS executive). No prior knowledge of the subject is required or assumed. No certificate is issued. This is a self-study course, but may be delivered by an instructor.

 

Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

This downloadable course is designed for all personnel who supervise a branch, division, group or unit in the field or in the Emergency Operations Center. Pre-requisite: SEMS Introduction. No prior knowledge of the subject is required or assumed. No certificate is issued. This is a self-study course, but may be delivered by an instructor.

 

SEMS Executive Course

This downloadable course is designed for elected officials, executives, administrators and policy makers within agencies that are required to support a SEMS emergency response. The executive course provides basic information on the role of executives in implementing, using and maintaining SEMS within their agencies or organizations.

 

Chemical Agents

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute (EMI)http://www.training.fema.gov 

IS-5.A, An Introduction to Hazardous Materials

This downloadable course provides a general introduction to federal hazardous materials laws and regulations, basic identification and toxicology information that can serve as a foundation for future learning. No prior knowledge of the subject is required or assumed. Upon successful completion of the course a certificate is issued.

 

John Hopkins Center for Public

Health Preparedness

http://www.jhsph.edu 

Introduction to Chemical Agents

This on-line course provides an overview of the various types of chemicals that might be used by terrorists. No prior knowledge of the subject is required or assumed. Upon successful completion of the course a certificate is issued.

 

Monitoring Chemical Agents

This on-line course examines the system of monitoring chemical agents in the United States and describes what would happen in the event of a chemical weapon attack. The course will describe the benefits and limitations of chemical monitoring, summarize key parameters describing the performance of monitoring tools, describe various strategies of detecting chemical agents, and how to interpret the results of chemical monitoring data.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radiological Materials

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute (EMI)http://www.training.fema.gov 

IS-3, Radiological Emergency Management

This on-line or downloadable course provides information on a variety of radiological topics including: fundamental principles of radiation, nuclear threat and protective measures, nuclear power plants, radiological transportation accidents, and other radiological hazards.  No prior knowledge of the subject is required or assumed. Upon successful completion of the course a certificate is issued.

IS-301, Radiological Emergency Response

This downloadable course is a prerequisite to the Radiological Emergency Response Operations (RERO) course. The goal of this course is to provide a learning experience in which participants demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of radiological protection and response principles, guidelines, and regulations to prepare them for the RERO course.

Radiation Emergency Assistance Center Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

http://www.orau.gov/reacts/guidance.htm

Guidance for Radiation Accident Management

This on-line information addresses not only basic explanations and definitions related to radiation but also offers guidance to those responding both at the scene of an accident and at the hospital. Topics include: basics of radiation, detection, measurement, and safety around radiation sources, types of radiation exposure, managing radiation emergencies, and procedure demonstration. This is not a specific course but an informational resource. It takes about 1 hour to review the material. No prior knowledge of the subject is required or assumed. No certificate is issued.