"The course introduces key Mission Assignment (MA) concepts and provides knowledge needed to carry out MA processing responsibilities. […] At the end of this course, students will be able to:  Define a Mission Assignment (MA), MA types, and common terms.  Describe the process of completing the Action Request Form (ARF).  Provide an overview of the MA process.  Describe program and financial management components of the MA process."
FEMA Independent Study Program: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/