Coastline Community College-12901 South Euclid Street, Garden Grove, CA 92840
Master Exercise Practitioner Program (MEPP)
The MEPP goal is to increase the capabilities of MEPP candidates in the mastery of the essentials of exercise program management and the overall exercise process in accordance with the policy, doctrine, practices, and tools in the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). All three courses will be held at Coastline Community College, Santa Ana, California. Student stipends, including travel and expenses, will be covered by FEMA EMI.
L132, Discussion Based Exercise Design and Evaluation- January 14-18, 2013
L133, Operations Based Exercise Design and Evaluation- March 25-29, 2013
L136, Operations Based Exercise Development- August 12-16, 2013
Requirements for Admission:
A General Admission Application Form (FEMA Form 119-25-1) must list the prerequisites completed including the HSEEP training course and IS courses listed below. You must include copies of all prerequisite training certificates. In addition to the HSEEP training course, the mandatory IS course prerequisites are:
IS-100.a Introduction to Incident Command System/
IS-120.a An Introduction to Exercises
IS-130 Exercise Evaluation & Improvement Planning
IS-200a ICS for Single Resources & Initial Action Incidents
IS-230 Principles of Emergency Management
IS-235 Emergency Planning
IS-700.a NIMS, An Introduction
IS-775 EOC Management and Operations
IS-800.b National Response Framework, and
HSEEP -An Introduction Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program
A letter from you (the applicant) requesting admission to the program; the letter should address your qualifications with an emphasis on exercise experience including specific exercise roles, such as program manager, planning/design team leader/member, controller, or evaluator. The content of the letter must acknowledge your knowledge and use of the HSEEP exercise tools and templates. The letter should also address your expectations and commitment to complete the entire program.
A letter of recommendation from your immediate supervisor; the letter should indicate your organization's commitment to allow you to complete the entire program. This includes the time necessary to complete two (2) proficiency demonstration requirements (i.e. take home assignments) between the L132 and L133 courses and the L133 and L136 courses, requiring approximately 60 hours for completion. This letter must also identify the employment relationship between the MEPP applicant and the employing agency/organization. Finally, the letter of support should identify the future contributions the organization/agency expects from the MEPP applicant on his/her completion of the program applicable to exercise programs and activities.
You or your applicant must submit your package no later than October 1, 2012. Fax or email your completed packages to:
Any questions please contact:
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS FOR FY 2013 NFA OR EMI COURSES
To reduce the risk of identity theft, FEMA, the National Fire Academy (NFA), and the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) are eliminating the use of the Social Security Number (SSN), where possible. One of the areas involved is when applying for any NFA or EMI training.
Who is affected? Anyone applying for any of the courses listed below delivered on or after October 1, 2012.
1. NFA or EMI courses at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) (including the NFA State Weekend courses)
2. EMI courses at the Noble Training Facility (NTF)
3. Courses delivered through the NFA (NFA Sponsored 10-day and 6-day) or EMI off-campus programs
What do I need to do? Obtain a Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) Student Identification (SID) number if you do not already have one.
How do I obtain my FEMA Student Identification (SID) number?
Step 2: Click on the “Create Account” button on the left side or the center of the screen. The online system is designed for CDP applicants but works for NFA and EMI students as well.
Step 3: Follow the instructions and provide the necessary information to create your account.
Step 4: You will receive an email with your SID number. You should save this number in a secure location.
What do I do with this new SID number I’ve been assigned?
Beginning April 15, 2012, the SID number must be used in place of the SSN on your General Admissions Application (FEMA Form 119-25-1, Box 3) and the General Admissions Application Short Form (FEMA Form 119-25-2,Box 3) for any courses that begin on or after October 1, 2012.
Why is it important to register and obtain an SID?
Any applications for NFA or EMI courses that begin on or after October 1, 2012 and do not include the training registration number will not be processed until CDP SID is provided to NETC Admissions.
You or your applicant must submit your package no later than October 1, 2012. Fax or email your completed packages to: Fax: 916-845-8381 or Janice.Barnes@calema.ca.gov
For Stipend/Reimbursement Information click here:
For MEPP Background Information click here: