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Advanced Professional Series (APS)

Advanced Professional Series (APS) The ability to perform essential work in a disaster requires skills in emergency operations and management. These skills may be developed through this series of courses that offers “how to” training focused on practical information.

Professional Development Series (PDS)

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.

State Training Partners

Are you looking for training information sponsored by the Colorado Department of Public Health or the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control?  Use the links below to access their training courses:

Federal Training Partners

How to Apply for an On-campus Course Held at the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) 

  • The Emergency Management Institute has instituted a new online application process for on-campus courses at EMI.  EMI is now accepting online applications for any EMI resident (on-campus) courses that start on August 19, 2019 or later.  Applicants for these courses should no longer submit a paper application form.
  •  For the National Fire Academy:  all NFA resident courses are available for online submissions starting with the open enrollment period which begins October 15, 2019 (for the classes to be offered April through September 2020).  The state weekends will also be available for online submission.
  • To apply, go to the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) Online Admissions Application page to find a list of what is needed to complete the application process.  Registration for any EMI course requires having a FEMA Student Identification (SID) number.  To obtain a FEMA SID, go to the Student Identification System page.
  • Currently the NETC Online Admissions Application is not compatible with mobile devices.
  • For questions or assistance in using the new online system to apply for courses, contact NETC Admissions at (301) 447-1035 or send an email to NETCAdmissions@fema.dhs.gov.
  • EMI will continue to accept paper applications for a short period of time.

Helpful Hints in Applying for Training

  • Know the EMI or NFA course code for the training you are applying for prior to beginning the application process (see catalogs at https://training.fema.gov/emicourses/ or https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/nfacourses/
  • Know your FEMA Student Identification (SID) number prior to applying for a course; if you do not have a SID number please obtain one at https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid.
  • If the training you are applying for requires you to submit any form of supporting documentation (e.g. resume, checklist, transcripts, organizational charts, recommendations, prerequisite training completions, exercise experience, etc.) please prepare this documentation in PDF form prior to applying for the course. If you do not know how to prepare a PDF document please seek information technology (IT) support.
  • All EMI and NFA applications require an electronic approval from the head of your sponsoring organization. You will need the name, title, and email address of this person to submit the application.
  • Non-Federal applicants for EMI courses must use the appropriate State Training Officer (STO) as “Head of Organization”. For Colorado applicants, please utilize the following STO information:  Lynn Bailey, State Training Officer; email - lynn.bailey@state.co.us