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ARES, RACES, and FEMA Training Opportunities. PART 1

Well tonight I was going to log on to the FEMA online training site and found that I need a FEMA  Student ID.  So no big deal, or so I thought, so I jumped over to the indicated page and got one, didn't even have to dig out my Coast Guard Auxiliary credentials.  So let me plagiarize some information on why it is needed and where we can get there from here.

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.
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 section. Note that FEMA ICS holds certificates for all agencies except CDP.
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 section.
What is the minimum age requirement to obtain a FEMA SID?
Due to the level of curriculum and content structure, the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) allows students from the age of 14 (High School) and older to complete Independent study courses. While students younger than 14 years of age are able to view and learn from the IS course materials provided online by EMI, younger students will not be able to complete the final examination for the course and receive credit for the course completion unless they are at least 14 years old.

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.
How can I contact the Help Desk?
You can contact the help desk by using the form on the Contact section.
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 to apply and search for jobs.
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.
I have my FEMA SID, but I can't remember my password. What can I do?
You can reset your password by going to the Reset Password page and entering the requested information. Your new password will be emailed to you upon successful submission of the requested information.

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 then your FEMA SID will be emailed to you. If you attempt to registration and have previously registered, you will receive a message that you are already registered.
How can I change my password?
You can change your password by logging into your profile. There is an option to change your password on the page that lets you edit your profile. You can also reset your password on the Reset Password page by entering the requested information. Your new password will be emailed to you upon successful submission of the requested information. For clarity purposes the following characters are not used in auto-generated/reset passwords: 0 (number zero), 5 (number five), S (letter S), o and O (letters o and O), 1 (number one), l (lowercase letter l).
How can I update my contact information?
You can edit your information by logging into 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. 

So this should get you started, what ? oh you want the web site too OK this should get you there.

Well see you tomorrow moring at Kaffee Klatch

R Ross


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