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Special CERT edition: Virtual Training Courses Available at EMI

CERT & Communities

New Virtual Training Course Available at EMI

FEMA is excited to share the latest virtual learning opportunity: K019 Shelter Field Guide Training for State and Local Communities. The course was developed by the American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to train participants in sheltering practices and techniques.

Offered at no cost by FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI), the course is delivered completely online via Adobe Connect , to students who have a FEMA Student Identification number (SID). Visit the FEMA Student Identification System to obtain a FEMA SID number. To take the course, students must have a computer with microphone, speaker, and stable access to the internet.

K0419 Shelter Field Guide Training for State and Local Communities (Virtually Facilitated)

The course is designed for use with its companion piece, the Shelter Field Guide. There are no prerequisites required for this course.

Course Length: Total Time: 10 hours over 2 days. Class Time: 8 hours (EST)

Course Dates:

  • July 27, 28 12-5pm

  • August 24, 25 12-5pm

  • September 28, 29 11am-4pm

  • October 26, 27 12-5pm

  • November 16, 17 12-5pm

  • December 15, 16 12-5pm

Allotted time for technical difficulties (2 hours)

To Apply:

Prospective students should apply through the Emergency Management lnstitute's online admissions system and must also register for the course by clicking on the link here:


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