HSEM provides several professional certificate programs. They are designed for learners who are currently working in emergency management or have a role in emergency preparedness in Minnesota. The curriculum for each programs consists of a combination of FEMA online independent study (IS) courses and HSEM training classes and workshops.
Basic Emergency Management Certificate
This certificate program provides comprehensive training balancing online and classroom course delivery. The certificate program is intended for those who are currently working in emergency management or have a role in emergency preparedness in Minnesota. Enrollment approval in this program is determined based on an individual's role in emergency management.
Emergency Management Director/Practitioner Qualification
This certificate program is specifically designed to enhance emergency management skills for those who are currently working as Emergency Management Directors in Minnesota. Enrollment approval in this program is determined based on an individual's role in emergency management.
Director/Practitioner Qualification Curriculum List
HSEM pays for all instructor expenses, course materials, and room rental fees for HSEM training. Learners are responsible for all other expenses associated with training.
Professional certifying bodies such as the Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board provide continuing education credit for some 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. HSEM training is POST Board approved and POST course numbers are available.