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FEMA International Training Programs

Foreign nationals may be eligible for enrollment at FEMA training centers, including the Emergency Management Institute and at the Center for Domestic Preparedness on a space-available basis.

For more information, contact FEMA’s International Affairs Division.

Training Opportunities

Emergency Management Institute (EMI)

On-campus training at EMI

International Students may be accepted in EMI classes on a very limited basis and are responsible for their own transportation, lodging, and meal costs. See EMI's Foreign Applicant Policies for further information.

EMI Online Independent Study Courses

EMI offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. Courses can be accessed through the FEMA Independent Study Program homepage.

You do not have to be a U.S. resident to access, download, and use the course materials on this website. However, EMI does not typically provide printed materials, certificates of completion, or process final examinations for non-U.S. residents.

Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP)

Training opportunities at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) are available for international responders on a space-available, fee-for-service basis. See CDP's International Students page for further information.

Last updated August 6, 2020