NIMS training is currently available online through FEMA and in classes presented by Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM). The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. Online Independent Study (IS) training is available at FEMA.
TDEM also offers the following Independent Study (online) courses in a classroom setting as well as advanced courses at various locations across Texas.
To attend these courses, please enroll through Preparing Texas.
NIMS Guidance Available Online
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created a centralized Internet portal to help emergency managers and first responders navigate, understand, and work with the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The NIMS Web page will offer emergency managers a complete listing of NIMS requirements, tools and resources, and general information about the incident management system. As NIMS implementation moves forward, issues such as the assessment process, compliance criteria, NIMS related training, and implementation timelines will also be available. Questions or concerns about NIMS are welcome and should be sent to NIMS Integration Center at DHS.