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General Course Instructions

  1. Create a New Pacific EMPRINTS User Account

    Your new user account will allow you to enroll in a variety of instructor-led classes, online courses, and training events.

    Please note that EMRPINTS is required by its funding sources to collect some basic demographic information about our trainees. Your individual information will not be released or made public in any way.

  2. Enrolling in Pacific EMPRINTS Courses

    To enroll in the course, navigate to the Course's Information page and click "Enroll now" on the page.

  3. Course Formats

    The courses are offered in a variety of formats ranging from PowerPoint slides with audio to podcasts. Course handouts are available for all of the courses.
    • Knowledge-based, Problem-based, and GIS Awareness & Knowledge courses are availabe online as well as on CDs.
    • Podcasts may be downloaded to MP3 or iPod devices or can be accessed directly on the EMPRINTS' website.
    • ArcGIS Emergency Planning & Response Exercises are in tutorial format with step-by-step instructions utilizing sample data relevant to Hawaii.
    To take an online course or to obtain course handouts, please navigate to the "Enrolled Courses & Events" page. Then you may proceed to "Go to Online Tutorials" and/or "Get Printable Handouts".

  4. Post-Test

    After completion of the selected online course, you will be able to access the post-test. If you have completed a course off line, e.g. podcasts or on CDs, you will be provided a TEST CODE at the end of the course.

    Please note that you are allowed to retake the test only once so take a moment to review your course handouts before starting the test.

  5. Certificate of Completion

    In order to pass the test, you must have a score of 80% or higher. If you satisfactorily pass the post-test, a Certificate of Completion is available for printing. Navigate to the "Course & Event History" page where your Certificates will be stored.

  6. Application for CME Credits

    AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are available for all of the knowledge-based, problem-based and podcast courses through the Center for Continuing Medical Education at the Yale School of Medicine. If you are interested in receiving CME credits, navigate to the "Course & Event History" page and click "Apply" next to the course title. For more information, please go to the "Obtaining CME Credits" page.