FEMA Independent Training Courses

Trained CERT members ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to complete IS-100.B and IS-700.A in order to be NIMS compliant.  None of the others are required. The first six are more "citizen" oriented. The link at the end of the list is the "brochure" which includes brief descriptions of the courses. There are no charges for any of these courses.  (Note links open in a new browser window.)

  • IS-5.A: Introduction to Hazardous Materials

  • IS-10.A: Animals in Disaster-Module A: Awareness and Preparedness

  • IS-11.A: Animals in Disaster-Module B: Community Planning

  • IS-22: Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness

  • IS-55.A: Household Hazardous Materials - A Guide for Citizens

  • IS-271.A: Anticipating Hazardous Weather and Community Risk

  • IS-324.A: Community Hurricane Preparedness

  • IS-394.A: Protecting Your Home or Small Business from Disaster

For CERT members who are amateur radio operators, the following courses are also HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:

  • IS-200.b: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

  • IS-800.B: National Response Framework, An Introduction

For a full list of all FEMA Independent Study Program courses, click here.