Course Catalog

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Course Title: Coastal Community Resilience (AWR-228)
Status: FEMA Certified. This course is now listed in the FEMA National Training and Education Division (NTED) Catalog.

Coastal communities around the world are experiencing unprecedented change resulting from population growth in coastal regions and increased vulnerability to natural hazards.  Resilient coastal communities are better able to plan for and take action to mitigate the risks from coastal hazards, increase the pace of recovery from destructive events, and adapt to changing environments. 

This course demonstrates how to integrate risk and community-based collaborative strategies into plans and programs and introduces tools that help communities assess individual risks and vulnerabilities as well as introduces strategies to become more resilient and better prepared for the natural disasters that are likely to occur in the coastal regions.

This one-day training course will provide state and local government agency staff and other stakeholder groups with background on natural hazards. In addition, the course will guide an approach to (1) assess community resilience and (2) develop next steps for improved resilience. Through increased awareness of natural hazards and best practices, the course will enhance community resilience for state and local government agency staff that routinely interface with the community, private sector, and other stakeholder groups. The course will be designed for national implementation, while allowing integration of local concerns through case studies and focused group exercises

Course Modules include:

  • Introduction to Coastal Community Resilience (CCR)
  • Understanding the Risks to Coastal Communities
  • Integrating Coastal Community Resilience into existing plant
Target Audience:
  • Governmental Administrative

  • Emergency Management

  • Law Enforcement

  • Fire Services

  • Citizen/Community Volunteer

  • Private Sector / Corporate Security and Safety

  • General Public

Contact Hours: 8
AIA Credits 6.5 Learning Units
APA Credits 6.5 Certification Maintenance
ASFPM Credits 6.5 Continuing Education Credits
ASIS Credits --
IACET Credits 0.6 Continuing Education Units
IAEM (E) Credits --
IAEM (E/G) Credits --
Type: Awareness

None. This introductory course is intended for a target audience with little or no exposure to the tools and methodologies for enhancing community resiliency.



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.