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Emergency Management Certification Program

Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) has created and maintains an Emergency Management Certification program. The curriculum is provided through a combination of FEMA online courses and HSEM group training classes and workshops.  

HSEM Emergency Management Professional Certification and Training Program

The HSEM Emergency Management Professional Certification program provides a comprehensive training program balancing online and classroom course delivery. 

IMPORTANT: The Emergency Management Certification curriculum is changing effective January 31, 2016. 

Current Students

If you are currently enrolled in the Emergency Management or Directors track and will meet the requirements by January 31, you will receive your certificate upon completion.  Students who are unable to meet the curriculum requirements by January 31, 2016, will automatically be transferred to the new curriculum.   

Emergency Management Director's Track (expires January 31, 2016) 

Emergency Management Track (expires January 31, 2016)

New Students

If you are just beginning or have recently begun the Emergency Management Certification, please follow the 2016 track.

HSEM Certified Emergency Manager Track 2016

If you have questions regarding certification tracks, or would like assistance with a transcript evaluation, please call 651-201-7459 or email


The training calendar lists courses that HSEM plans to directly offer in the coming months. The calendar is updated as courses are revised or as new courses are added. Course titles, dates, locations, and registration details are available through the Training and Registration Tracking (TRT) system.


HSEM pays for all instructor expenses, course materials, and room rental fees for HSEM training. Students are responsible for all other expenses associated with training. 

Professional Credit

Professional certifying bodies such as the Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board will give continuing education credit for some of the training courses if application for credit is made in advance of the course. Applicants seeking continuing education are responsible for maintaining their own records of training (course completion certificate and instructional materials). HSEM training is POST Board approved and POST course numbers are available upon request.

For additional information, please send questions to