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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.  

If you have questions on training or exercises, please consult our Training and Exercise Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) prior to contacting

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. 


Training Tracks



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.


Emergency managers who complete the certification program are formally recognized during the Governor’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Conference which is held annually in March.


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