Course Description:
"The Practice and Implementation of EMAC" offers a comprehensive view of EMAC, covering its historical background, legal underpinnings, and the operational process of EMAC, which encompasses five key phases: Pre-Event Preparation, Activation, Request and Offer, Response (encompassing Mobilization, Deployment, and Demobilization), and Reimbursement.

Target Audience:
Anyone who wishes to learn more about EMAC.

Successful Course Completion Criteria:
Learners must complete all course modules, learning checks, and pass the assessment with a minimum score of 70% to successfully complete the course, receive CEUs, and a certificate of completion.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe what EMAC is and identify it's membership
  • Describe EMAC's mission, vision, and goals
  • Recognize EMAC's benefits
  • Explain the history of EMAC
  • Outline the role of EMAC today
  • Define the terms and concepts of EMAC's Articles of Agreement
  • Explain how each of the 13 Articles of Agreement are applied
  • Define key EMAC personnel roles
  • Describe a Member State's responsibilities in planning for emergencies
  • Explain how Member States can incorporate lessons learned, training, and exercises into emergency planning efforts
  • Recognize EMAC's governance structure and identify responsibilities with EMAC's operational management
  • Outline the five steps of the EMAC Process
  • Describe pre-event responsibilities of State Emergency Management Agencies (EMAs)
  • Recognize how non-state resources can deploy through EMAC
  • Describe the elements of a Mission Ready Package
  • Explain why Resource Providers should develop and maintain Mission Ready Packages prior to a disaster or emergency
  • Identify actions involved in activating EMAC
  • Describe actions taken by local resource providers to request resources from the state, how the state sources resource requests, what is included in a resource request, how requests are processed within the EMAC system, how offers of assistance are made, and how paperwork is completed for EMAC missions
  • Describe actions that should be taken by State EMA in the mobilization, deployment, and demobilization stages in support of response and recovery operations
  • Recognize the basis of reimbursement for EMAC missions
  • Describe the state's responsibility for reimbursing EMAC missions, for establishing EMAC reimbursement procedures, and for supporting Resource Providers and Deployed Personnel throughout the reimbursement process
  • Identify eligible and ineligible costs and explain how costs should be documented for EMAC missions
  • Describe the reimbursement process and explain the importance of the reimbursement timeline


Teaching Methodology: Blended approach incorporating visual, auditory, and kinesthetic activities.

Assessment: The assessment consists of 30 questions.

Amount of Contact Time (in hours) needed to effectively complete this course: This course is expected to take the average learner 3.5 - 4 hours to complete.

Number of CEUs to be offered: 0.4

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