Official answers for the National Incident Management System's Independent Study 800 test are not available, though individuals post answers to versions of the exam online at unofficial sites. The Emergency Management Institute's IS-800.B course, titled "National Response Framework, An Introduction," was implemented by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Independent Study Program on Feb. 4, 2008, and is under revision as of August 2015.
The IS-800.B is an interactive, Web-based course available for free. Interested individuals may take the three-hour course online, but those wishing to take the final exam must first register for a FEMA Student Identification number. The questions on the final exam are randomly scrambled to protect the test's integrity. Additionally, the FEMA Independent Study Program does not distribute individual test scores or identify which questions a test-taker answered incorrectly in order to maintain the integrity of the test. At least 75 percent of the test answers must be answered correctly in order to pass the exam.
The IS-800.B course is designed to introduce the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework, one component of the National Incident Management System, to government leaders, agency executives and emergency management professionals. The Emergency Management Institute recommends participants prepare for the exam by reviewing the online and downloadable materials provided as part of the course.