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Course Title: Evacuation Planning Strategies and Solutions (MGT-461)
Status: FEMA Certified. This course is now listed in the FEMA National Training and Education Division (NTED) Catalog.

Evacuations can be ordered at any time for many types of disasters.  The larger the scal of the evacuation, the more complex it is to plan as well as to execute.  Effective planning helps ensure that evacuations can be conducted swiftly, safetly, and in an orderly manner. 

This eight-hour management-level course is designed to provide emergency managers, first responders, transportation professionals, security and safety professionals, and government administrators with the ability to utilize current tools and technologies to institute best practices and strategies to plan for and execute an emergency evacuation. This course discusses the hazard conditions for which an emergency evacuation could be an appropriate protective action and inform participants on resources and methods to help them better prepare for an emergency evacuation. This course will allow participants to explore data, modeling tools, and simulations that assist with the implementation of an emergency evacuation.

Target Audience:
  • Emergency Management
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Works to include Transportation Personnel
  • Fire Service
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Government Administrative to include
    • Executive/Elected Officials
    • Urban and Transportation Planners
  • Citizen/Community Volunteer
Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize evacuation needs during disasters and threat characteristics of different hazards
  • Describe key concepts and assess the need of evacuation in their communities
  • Describe the evacuation planning process and transportation considerations in evacuation planning
  • Evaluate the evacuation decision-making process, apply evacuation strategies, best practices, and lessons learned by examples of recent evacuation plans.
Contact Hours: 8
APA Credits 6.5 Certification Maintenance
ASFPM Credits 6.5 Continuing Education Credits
IACET Credits 0.6 Continuing Education Units
IAEM (E) Credits 8.0 Emergency Management Training Credit Hours
Type: Management


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.