HSEM provides several professional certificate programs called Learning Paths. 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 learning path consists of a combination of FEMA online independent study (IS) courses and HSEM training classes and workshops.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON TRAINING CERTIFICATE COMPLETIONS: To receive your learning path certificate at the annual Governor's Conference you must complete all of the trainings and upload all needed completion certificates into your LMS profile no later than December 31st of the previous year.
The other options for receiving your certificate via mail or in-person are available year-round and do not have a deadline.
Basic Emergency Management Certificate
This learning path provides a comprehensive training program 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 learning path 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.