How to Take FEMA Independent Study Classes

  1. You will need to get a FEMA SID (student ID) if this is your first course or you haven’t taken one since 2014.Go to https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid  to register for an ID or look yours up if you’ve forgotten it.
  2.  Courses are found at https://training.fema.gov/is/ or follow individual links below.  There is no fee to take the courses. 


Take the course online and complete the final exam.  You will usually get an email with your results the next day.

CERT Field Operating Guide (FOG)

CERT Level Requirements Check Sheet - There is no need to submit this form until you have completed either Section 2 "Active" or Section 3 "Advanced".

Background Check Form - To schedule an appointment, call 703-324-4900. Security Office,

When you go to your appointment at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 150, bring this form with you.

ARES Manual

2013 CERT Program Goals

For the Minutes from the Strategic Planning Summit Click Here