If you have an inquiry regarding the FEMA Independent Study Program, NIMS or other EMI related requests (e.g. certificates, transcripts, & online test results), contact the FEMA Independent Study program office at (301) 447-1200 or email Independent.Study@fema.dhs.gov for assistance. Please do not contact the FEMA SID Help Desk in regards to the Independent Study Program as they are unable to provide assistance with these requests.

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Student
Identification
System

What is a FEMA SID?

FEMA Student Identification (SID) number is a unique number generated and assigned to anyone who needs or is required to take training provided by a FEMA organization. Your FEMA SID uniquely identifies you throughout the FEMA organization and all of its agencies. The goal is for your FEMA SID to serve as your personal identification number instead of your Social Security Number (SSN) in support of FEMA’s effort to decrease/cease the use of SSN for identifying and tracking individuals.


Why do I need a FEMA SID?

A FEMA SID is required to register for and participate in any training provided by FEMA. All FEMA training providers’ registration systems and enrollment procedures require a valid FEMA SID. The FEMA SID will serve as your unique identifier and be used to maintain the record of FEMA training you attended.

Learn more about the FEMA Student Identification (FEMA SID) number
What is a FEMA SID?

FEMA Student Identification (SID) number is a unique number generated and assigned to anyone who needs or is required to take training provided by a FEMA organization. Your FEMA SID uniquely identifies you throughout the FEMA organization and all of its agencies. The goal is for your FEMA SID to serve as your personal identification number instead of your Social Security Number (SSN) in support of FEMA’s effort to decrease/cease the use of SSN for identifying and tracking individuals.

Why do I need a FEMA SID?

A FEMA SID is required to register for and participate in any training provided by FEMA. All FEMA training providers’ registration systems and enrollment procedures require a valid FEMA SID. The FEMA SID will serve as your unique identifier and be used to maintain the record of FEMA training you attended.

Who needs a FEMA SID?

A FEMA SID is required to register for and participate in any training provided by FEMA. Anyone that is to attend training provided by FEMA will be required to obtain a FEMA SID prior to registering for the training.

How do I know if I already have a FEMA SID?

You can check to see if you have a FEMA SID by inputting your information on the Retrieve SID page. If you already have a FEMA SID, your FEMA SID will be emailed to you. If you attempt to register, you will receive a message that you are already registered.

How will my information be used?

The information collected at registration will only be used to verify your identity should you forget your SID or password. The SID will be used to maintain a record of your FEMA training participation.

Where do I use my FEMA SID?

You will use your FEMA SID when filling out your information to register for any training provided by FEMA.

How can I change my password?

If you are logged in to your profile, click the Edit Profile option under your username. You can change your password by clicking on the Change Password option. If you have lost or forgotten your password, click the Reset your Password link on the FEMA SID Login page. A temporary link will be sent to the work and alternate email addresses you provided in your profile. Use the temporary link within 24 hours to reset your password.

I have my FEMA SID, but I can't remember my password. What can I do?

Click the Reset your Password link on the FEMA SID Login page. A temporary link will be sent to the work and alternate email addresses you provided in your profile. Use the temporary link within 24 hours to reset your password.

How can I contact the FEMA SID Help Desk?

You can contact the help desk by using the form on the Contact page.

How can I update my contact information?

Log in to your account using your FEMA SID and password. Once you have logged in you will see a screen that will allow you to modify your information.

How do I register for online courses?

You cannot register for online courses on the FEMA SID site. Online courses are offered through one of the training providers found on the Training Providers page.

How do I get a copy of my transcripts, certificates, or training records?

If you need certificates or registration support or transcript information please visit the training provider's site. You can find various training provider's contact information on the Training Providers page. CDP certificates may be obtained by logging on the CDP Student Portal using your FEMA SID and password.

How do I find a FEMA Hotel ID?

Click here to search for a FEMA Hotel ID. Call 800-238-3358 if you need assistance.

How do I log in to my FEMA SID account using my FEMA-issued PIV card?

Only federal employees with a fema.gov, fema.dhs.gov, or associates.dhs.gov work email address can associate their FEMA-issued PIV card with an existing FEMA SID account.

On the FEMA SID Login page, click on the Log in using your PIV card button to set up the association. Once you set up the association, you will only be able to log in to FEMA SID using your PIV card.

How do I create a new FEMA SID account using my FEMA-issued PIV card?

Only federal employees with a fema.gov, fema.dhs.gov, or associates.dhs.gov work email address can create a new FEMA SID account using their FEMA-issued PIV card.

On the FEMA SID Login page, click on the Create your account using your PIV card button to set up the association. Once you create the account, you will only be able to log in to FEMA SID using your PIV card.

How do I apply or search for jobs for FEMA disaster recovery or FEMA Corps?

You cannot apply or search for jobs for FEMA disaster recovery for FEMA Corps on the FEMA SID site. Access www.fema.gov to apply and search for jobs.

What is the minimum age requirement to obtain a FEMA SID?

Due to the level of curriculum and content, the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) allows students ages 10 and older to complete Independent Study (IS) courses. Students younger than 10 years old are able to view and learn from the IS course materials provided by EMI, but they will not be able to complete the final examination and receive credit for the course completion unless they are at least 10 years old.

In order to meet Search and Rescue Merit Badge requirements, Scouts may complete the IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) available here. They may discuss the meaning of IAP and ICS with their counselor to meet the requirements.

Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP)

Phone: 866-291-0696
Email: support@cdpemail.dhs.gov
Hours: M-F 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM CST

Emergency Management Institute (EMI)

Phone: 301-447-1035
Email: NETCadmissions@fema.dhs.gov

EMI: FEMA Independent Study Program (ISP)

Phone: 301-447-1200
Email: Independent.Study@fema.dhs.gov
Hours: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST

National Fire Academy (NFA)

Phone: 301-447-1035
Email: NETCadmissions@fema.dhs.gov

NFA Online Distance Learning Program

Email: NFAonlinehelp@fema.dhs.gov

National Training and Education Division (NTED)

Phone: 800-368-6498
Email: firstrespondertraining@dhs.gov
Hours: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM EST

National Incident Management System (NIMS)

Phone: 301-447-1200
NIMS online course certificate email: Independent.Study@fema.dhs.gov
NIMS resident course certificate email: netcadmissions@fema.dhs.gov
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST

Contact the Help Desk


femasidhelp@cdpemail.dhs.gov

866-291-0696

Hours of Operation:
7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. CST

Certificates, Registration Support & Transcripts

If you need certificates, registration support or transcript information please visit the training provider's website. You can find various training provider's contact information in the training providers section above.

FEMA Hotel ID

Hotel representatives or Federal travelers needing a FEMA Hotel ID need to access this link (https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/hotel/main/femaIDSearch).


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