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Idaho Prepares FAQs



A FEMA SID (FEMA Student ID) is necessary to create an Idaho Prepares account and to take any courses offered by FEMA through the Emergency Management Institute (EMI). To obtain a FEMA SID, visit

Visit for any questions or concerns regarding your FEMA SID.

  • Potential class participants must be vetted to ensure they have completed the prerequisites required for each class. Please be prepared to provide digital copies of certificates for prerequisite courses. If you have not completed the prerequisites, do so at your earliest convenience and send digital copies of the certificates to Your transcript will be updated and you will be removed from the waitlist and enrolled in the course if space allows.
  • Priority enrollment for IOEM-sponsored courses may be given to personnel working for state and/or local agencies. Federal or out-of-state personnel are automatically placed on the course waitlist and are added to the roster on a first-come, first-served basis, space allowing.
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