Basic Academy - L105 & L146

August 8, 2022 - August 12, 2022


August 8, 2022 - August 12, 2022

8:00 am to 4:30 pm CDT


TEMA Headquarters 3041 Sidco Dr. Nashville, TN 37204


The National Emergency Management Basic Academy is a gateway for individuals pursuing a career in emergency management. Similar to basic academies operated by the fire service and law enforcement communities, the National Emergency Management Basic Academy will provide a foundational education in emergency management.

The goal of the Basic Academy is to support the early careers of emergency managers through a training experience combining knowledge of all fundamental systems, concepts, and practices of cutting-edge emergency management. The Academy provides shared classrooms of adult learners and skillful instructors resulting in a solid foundation upon which to build further studies and sound decisions.

Target Audience

The National Emergency Management Basic Academy is designed for newly appointed emergency managers with less than three years of experience, including members of State, local, tribal, and territorial homeland security or emergency services programs; Nongovernmental organizations, voluntary agencies, or professional organizations; Private sector emergency management offices; College or university emergency management staff; and FEMA, federal partners, military and emergency managers at other departments or agencies.

Classroom Course Requirements

The Basic Academy consists of the following classroom courses. Attendance at each course is required.
E/L0101, Foundations of Emergency Management (40 hours) 5 days
E/L0102, Science of Disaster (approximately 24 hours) 3 days
E/L0103, Planning: Emergency Operations (16 hours) 2 days
E/L/K0146, Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) (16 hours) 2 days
E/L0105, Public Information Basics (24 hours) 3 days
Total course hours: 120 hours

Twelve online Independent Study courses are required as prerequisites to the classroom courses. All eleven must be completed before submitting an application for E/L0101 and IS-29 must be completed before submitting an application for E/L0105:

IS-29: Public Information Officer Awareness (prerequisite for E/L0105)
IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command SystemIS-120: Introduction to Exercise
IS-200: ICS for Single Resources
IS-230: Fundamentals of Emergency Management
IS-235: Emergency PlanningIS-240: Leadership and Influencing
IS-241: Decision Making
IS-242: Effective Communication
IS-244: Developing and Managing Volunteers
IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction
IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction

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