Free Training:Protecting Your Home or Small Business from Disaster

Are you a small business owner, homeowner, or individual citizen who wants to learn more about protecting your home or small business from disaster?


There’s a free, online self-paced Independent Study course offered by FEMA and the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) just for you!

Course Objectives:

The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge that will enable participants to:

  • Describe different types of natural disasters
  • Describe hazards that pose a risk to their home or small business
  • Explain how protective measures can reduce or eliminate long-term risks to their home and personal property from hazards and their effects
  • Explain how protective measures for small businesses secure people, business property, and building structures and prevent business loss from a natural disaster

Follow these steps to take this training online:

1. Register for a Student Identification (SID) number:

2. Once you receive your SID, access the IS Course here:

3. Select “Take This Course” from the panel on the right. Upon completion;

4. Select “Take Final Exam” from the second panel on the right to receive credit for the course

and to obtain your certificate.