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Course Title: Leveraging Tools for Conducting Damage Assessments (AWR-319)
Status: FEMA Certified. This course is now listed in the FEMA National Training and Education Division (NTED) Catalog.

The scope of this course is to provide a review of damage assessment, the importance of providing quick and accurate assessments, and an opportunity to review and practice with tools to assist in conducting damage assessments. The course will also review various disaster damage assessment processes, collaborating agencies, and resources.  Participants will discuss and develop a damage assessment action plan in order to ensure that resources are in place for an adequate response, followed by a hands-on exercise using various tools and software to collect damage assessments.

Course Modules include:

  • Concepts of Damage Assessment
  • Damage Assessment Action Plan
  • Damage Assessment Tools



Target Audience:
  • Citizen/Community Volunteer

  • Emergency Management

  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

  • Fire Services (FS)

  • General Public

  • Governmental Administrative (GA)

  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)

  • Other

  • Private Sector/Corporate Security and Safety

  • Public Utilities

  • Public Works

  • Security Professionals


Contact Hours: 8
ASFPM Credits 6.5 Continuing Education Credits
IACET Credits 0.6 Continuing Education Units
IAEM (E) Credits 5.5 Emergency Management Training Credit Hours
Type: Awareness

This course does not require any previous subject matter knowledge. However, it is highly suggested that participants complete the following FEMA Independent Study courses prior to course attendance:

  • IS-100.b: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS100)
  • IS-200.b: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-700.a: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  • IS-559: Local Damage Assessment

Wi-fi and power supply needed at host venue.

Provider: UH-NDPTC
Delivery Method: Instructor Led. If you are interested in having this course delivered in your area, please contact your State Administrative Agency (SAA) through the FEMA Emergency Management System. Step-by-step instructions are available at:
Max Enrollment: 30 - 40 participants
Test Requirements:
  • Pre-test to be completed PRIOR to the course. Assists to assess familiarity with the course subject material.
  • Post test to be completed at completion of course. To receive a FEMA issued Certificate of Completion, a post test score of at least 70% must be obtained.
Costs: The cost of developing and delivering training is covered by a cooperative agreement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). There is no cost to the individual for taking the course. we do not cover the cost of travel or lodging to attend training.