To complete the free online Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Independent Study Courses required for the Community Emergency Response Team, you must first obtain a FEMA Student Identification (SID) number. To do this, click here, select “Register for a FEMA SID”, and follow the instructions on the FEMA website.
Once you have secured a new FEMA SID, please take the following courses (links below are clickable) and forward the email containing your certificate to CERT Director Bob Reiske at firstname.lastname@example.org:
IS-100.c Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100
IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
IS-315 CERT Supplemental Training: The Incident Command System
IS-317 Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams
IS-700.b An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
IS-800.c National Response Framework, an Introduction
TIP: If you need to leave your computer in the middle of a lesson, don’t close the window. If you close the window, you will have to begin from the start of the lesson when you return instead of where you left off.
Any volunteers who are interested in working in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during a large-scale emergency will require additional courses to attain NIMS compliance. These courses include the following:
IS-230.d Fundamentals of Emergency Management
IS-235.c 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