BASIC CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Updated March 12, 2018
It shall be the policy of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency to teach to the Emergency Management Profession, reinforcing the concept of professionalism and pride, not only for jurisdictional Emergency Managers, but also for those tasked with emergency management activities within a state agency. The focus of the Basic Academy will be to deliver the essential knowledge and skills needed to become a successful Emergency Management Professional.
The Nebraska Basic Certification will be a two day capstone delivery at least once a year, usually in the fall.
When completed, this level of certification will meet all conditions for Emergency Management Certification as required under the provisions of the Nebraska Emergency Management Act. It includes independent study and resident instruction. Any training other than that offered by Nebraska Emergency Management Agency or the FEMA Emergency Management Insitute (EMI) will not be accepted for credit for certification. Personnel desiring basic emergency management certification must attend all required training and successfully complete individual course requirements.
The following comprise the Nebraska Emergency Management Basic Certification Program.
The below listed independent study courses are mandatory course prerequisites prior to enrollment in the Basic Certification Capstone and those certificates of completion must be submitted to the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency Training and Exercise section prior to the beginning of the capstone. Registrations must be submitted 14 days prior to the start of class.
- IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
- IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
- IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS), an Introduction
- IS-800 National Response Framework, an Introduction
- IS-120 Introduction to Exercises
- IS-130 How to be an Exercise Evaluator
- IS-230 Fundamentals of Emergency Management
- IS-235 Emergency Planning
- IS-240 Leadership & Influence
- IS-241 Decision Making and Problem Solving
- IS-242 Effective Communications
- IS-244 Developing and Managing Volunteers
- IS-2200 Basic Emergency Operations Center Functions
- IS-5 Introduction to Hazardous Materials
The two day capstone of instruction will consist of;
- Local Emergency Operations Plan (LEOP)
- State Emergency Operations Plan (SEOP)
- Utilization of Incident Management Teams (IMT) in Nebraska
- Public Information Officer (PIO) and Social Media
- G-191 Incident Command System (ICS) & Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Interface
- Public and Individual Assistance
- Hazard Mitigation
Emergency Manager Panel Discussion
Knowledge Assessment and Conclusion
Individuals who complete the IS Course pre-requisites and the Basic Capstone course will receive Nebraska Basic Emergency Manager Certification.