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Emergency management is an expanding field, and emergency managers play a critical role in protecting communities at the local, state and national levels. These courses provide an overview of emergency management issues, including resource management, emergency operations plans, communication concerns and the impact of U.S. laws.


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Register now buttonAEM®/CEM® Prep (U.S. version)
LOCATION: Online
ESTIMATED LENGTH: 30 hours
ACCESS TIME: 180 days
PRICE: $399, all materials included. Potential discounts available, including: Military, UD student or alum, 2 or more (group).
3 CEUs

Designed in partnership with the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), AEM®/CEM® Prep is for emergency management professionals seeking the AEM or CEM credential. This course walks learners through submitting an application and offers essay writing tips. Primarily, it reviews key terms and concepts that may appear on the AEM/CEM exam. Learners can check their understanding throughout the course with interactive games, review checkpoints and exams. Certified emergency managers provide expert commentary, using their knowledge and experience to guide learners through the course. Plus, learners can gauge their exam readiness with two full-length practice exams, which mirror the real AEM/CEM exam.

Please note that this course cannot be used to meet the AEM/CEM emergency management or general management training requirements at this time.

LEARNER OUTCOMES
  • Assess eligibility for either credential and begin preparing an application.
  • Solidify foundational knowledge of emergency management concepts.
  • Recognize how laws and authorities shape emergency management.
  • Identify key activities that occur during each phase of emergency management.
  • Explain the components of emergency program management.
NOTES
  • This course has an “Ask the Expert” feature, which submits your questions directly to a subject matter expert. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.
  • Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) CEUs.

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Register now buttonIntroduction to Emergency Management in the U.S.
LOCATION: Online
ESTIMATED LENGTH: 10 hours
ACCESS TIME: 180 days
PRICE: $249, all materials included.. Potential discounts available, including: Military, UD student or alum, 2 or more (group).
1 CEU | 10 PDUs

Emergency management is a critical and expanding field; climate change has increased the extent and frequency of natural disasters, and terrorism is a growing threat. Therefore, emergency managers play an increasingly vital role across the whole community and all levels of government. This course is designed for learners who are studying emergency management for the first time, preparing for a new career or job role in emergency management, or seeking to refresh their knowledge of foundational concepts.

LEARNER OUTCOMES
  • Define emergency management, explain the principles of emergency management and recognize the various roles and responsibilities of emergency managers.
  • Identify the laws, authorities and structures that shape and define emergency management in the U.S.
  • Explain the purpose of an emergency operations center (EOC) and describe how and when to activate the EOC.
  • Recognize the components of a successful emergency management program, including financial planning, resource management and exercise program management.
  • Describe the components of a mitigation plan and recognize how mitigation actions can prevent emergencies or minimize the resulting damages.
  • Identify the six steps of planning and outline an emergency operations plan.
  • Distinguish between the various types of training and exercises.
  • Recognize the key partners in response and their various roles and responsibilities, such as communicating with the public, saving lives and clearing debris.
  • Explain the purpose and goal of recovery and identify the short-term and long-term activities that facilitate recovery.
  • Outline the steps in the Presidential Disaster Declaration process and identify the various kinds of assistance available to emergency managers.
NOTES
  • This course has an “Ask the Expert” feature, which submits your questions directly to a subject matter expert. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.
  • Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) CEUs.

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