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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.

This course provides 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 also reviews various disaster damage assessment processes, collaborating agencies, and resources. Participants will compare and contrast damage assessment tools 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.



  • Warning
  • Preparedness and Mitigation
Target Audience:
  • Government Administrative
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency Management
  • Fire Services
  • Law Enforcement
  • Citizen/Community Volunteer
  • Non-Government Organizations
  • Private Sector/Corporate Security and Safety
  • Other
Learning Objectives:
  • Review the damage assessment process and identify types and uses of damage assessments
  • Discuss components of a damage assessment action plan and develop a sample damage assessment action plan
  • Compare and contrast different tools for conducting damage assessments.
  • Utilize several tools to complete damage assessment activity
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.