Emergency Management Professional Program

Here’s what people are saying about the L0101: Foundations of Emergency Management course in Virginia:

“Networking with other EMs was the most important. Great class! Keep it like it is…no change.”

“The instructors were so knowledgable and so encouraging. I feel this course is invaluable to my EM career. The cohort was well comprised of an array of experiences and backgrounds.”

“The leaders and instructors were accommodating and genuinely interested in the future of the group. All totalled, a great experience that I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to participate in.”

“The exercises and scenarios have been engaging and thought-provoking. This has been an exceptional class!”

Emergency Management Professional Program

The vision of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Management Professional Program is to strengthen the field of Emergency Management by providing a structured and progressive framework for acquiring the knowledge, skills and abilities to enter and progress through the field and meet the challenges of a dynamic and complex environment. The entire EMPP curriculum is designed to provide a lifetime of learning for a career in emergency management.

The EMPP includes three academies, each appropriate at different points of an EM’s career. For more information about each, click the title of the Academy:

National Emergency Management Basic Academy (entry-level)

National Emergency Management Advanced Academy (mid-career)

National Emergency Management Executive Academy (executive leadership)


EMPP in Virginia

In accordance with FEMA policies, VDEM manages EMPP Basic Academy content and delivery, including tailoring the course to address Virginia-specific content.

Basic Academy Course Schedule:




Check-in Dates


Enrollment Deadline


Feb 5-9, 2018

8am – 5:30pm

N/A: Non-residential

John Tyler Community College (Midlothian Campus)
800 Charter Colony Parkway
Midlothian, Virginia 23114

Enrollment closed

Mar 5-9, 2018

N/A: Non-residential


June 18 – 22, 2018

8am – 5:30pm

June 17, 2018

To Be Determined…

May 11, 2018

July 16 – 20, 2018

July 15, 2018


October, 2018

8am – 5:30pm


To Be Determined…

September 7, 2018

November, 2018


Admission is by competitive application. The summer application will be available January of 2018!

See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Be ready. Be willing to help.

Virginia Disaster Relief Fund