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Emergency Management Certificate Program

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

HSEM Basic Emergency Management Professional Certificate and Qualification Training Program

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

IMPORTANT: The Basic Emergency Management Certificate curriculum has changed effective January 31, 2016. 

The link below outlines the course work need to complete the basic certificate program
HSEM also offers a series of professional qualification tracks with classes specific to working Emergency Managers and specialized emergency planners.  The courses listed below are for the current specialty qualification tracks.
If you have questions regarding certificate or specialty qualification program 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