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.
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.