Education and Training

For a list of education programs related to hazards, disasters, and emergency management, the Natural Hazards Center recommends The College List maintained by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Higher Education Project.

The Center provides information on academic institutions with centers related to hazards and disasters on our Hazards Centers and Organizations Web page.

A select list of institutions that offer ongoing training programs in hazards and disaster management is provided below.

FEMA Emergency Management Institute

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute (EMI) provides year-round training, both on-site at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and off-site around the country. EMI has courses on virtually all aspects of emergency management. For a catalog of current courses, contact:
Emergency Management Institute
16825 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Phone: (301) 447-1000 or (800) 238-3358

California Specialized Training Institute

California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) is the training arm of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Preparedness. It provides extensive training on emergency management to people and organizations outside the state as well as to California residents. For more information, contact:
California Specialized Training Institute
PO Box 8123
San Luis Obispo, CA 93404-8123
Phone: (805) 549-3535

Australian Emergency Management Institute

Emergency Management Australia's education and training arm, the Australian Emergency Management Institute (AEMI), conducts both training and conferences at the AEMI site at Mt. Macedon, Victoria, and elsewhere in the region. For more information, contact:
Australian Emergency Management Institute
Mt. Macedon
Victoria 3441 Australia
Phone: 61-54-215100

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center provides a year-round program of hazard/disaster management training. For a complete schedule contact:
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Asian Institute of Technology
Post Office Box 4 Klongluang
Pathumthani 12120 Thailand
Phone: (66 2) 524 5391

International Committee of the Red Cross

In conjunction with local sponsors, the International Committee of the Red Cross offers its Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course at various times and in numerous locations around the world (from North America to Hawaii, Africa, and Asia). For general information about the HELP course, contact:
International Committee of the Red Cross
GEN_SAN Help Courses
19 avenue de la Paix
CH 1202 Geneva Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 730 28 10

International Institute for Disaster Risk Management

The International Institute for Disaster Risk Management provides a broad spectrum of disaster management training with many courses accredited by Australian universities. For a list of offerings, contact:
International Institute for Disaster Risk Management
1703 Cityland Herrera Tower, Corner Valero-Rufino Streets
Salcedo Village, Makati City 1200, Philippines
Phone: (632) 813-1668