University personnel with emergency management (EM) responsibilities need ongoing professional development to properly fulfill their duties. Below are two lists of training classes to provide guidance on the initial knowledge to pursue. You can find these classes on K@TE, UT’s comprehensive learning management system for training and professional development. Upon completion of a course your training certificate will be recorded in K@TE.


Required Training – Emergency Managers/Coordinators

  • IS-100 – Introduction to the Incident Command System (2 hours)
  • IS-120 – An Introduction to Exercises (5 hours)
  • IS-200 – Basic Incident Command System for Initial response (4 hours)
  • IS-230 – Fundamentals of Emergency Management (6 hours)
  • IS-235 – Emergency Planning (5 hours)
  • IS-700 – National Incident Management System, An Introduction (3.5 hours)
  • IS-800 – National Response Framework, An Introduction (3 hours)


Suggested Training – Emergency Managers/coordinators

  • IS-240 – Leadership and Influence (3 hours)
  • IS-241 – Decision Making and Problem Solving (2 hours)
  • IS-242 – Effective Communication (8 hours)
  • IS-244 – Developing and Managing Volunteers (4 hours)
  • IS-393 – Intro to Hazard Mitigation (1.5 hours)
  • IS-559 – Local Damage Assessment (2 hours)
  • IS-632 – Intro to Debris Operations (2 hours)
  • IS-706 – NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid, An Introduction (2.5 hours)


Required Training – University Executives

  • IS-100 – Introduction of the Incident Command System (2 hours)
  • G367: Emergency Planning for Campus Executives (2 hours)*

*In person course


A full list of TEMA local emergency manager training requirements is listed at

While campus emergency managers are not required to complete the full list from TEMA, they are encouraged to be proficient in as many of these courses as possible.