! Cook County ARES Net--20031126--Training Segment

From http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/:

Within the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, United States Fire Administration, operates the Emergency Management Institute (EMI). EMI produces over forty independent study courses to train the general public as well as specific target audiences. All materials on this Internet site are available to anyone who can access them. However, official enrollment in the courses, scoring of final exams, issuance of certificates, and maintenance of student records is limited to United States Citizens with a US deliverable postal address including APO and FPO addresses.

The EMI Independent Study program consists of self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. Courses are offered free-of-charge to all who qualify for enrollment, and college credit can be obtained through a for-fee service after successful completion of a course. Click on the COLLEGE CREDIT item in the menu to the left of this page for details.

Each Independent Study Course includes lessons with practice exercises and a final examination. Students who score 75 percent or better are issued a certificate of achievement from EMI. Course completion times vary from two to fourteen hours, depending on the course and the studentís background.

In an effort to meet requirements established by the Paperwork Reduction Act, EMI-Independent Study has changed its policies on the acquisition of printed materials. The on-line enrollment function has been disabled for all courses that are available for download and/or interactive participation. While current printed stocks last, students may request printed materials/CD-ROMs by contacting the ISP staff toll-free at 800-238-3358, extension 1200, or direct at (301) 447-1200.