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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

It is with pleasure that we announce the release of the updated emergency management certification program for the Emergency Management Association of Tennessee.  The updated emergency management program considers changes in the emergency management profession in the State of Tennessee and across the United States as emergency management continues to evolve into a profession that deals with all forms of natural and manmade hazards in this constantly changing world and especially in these unprecedented times that we are living and working in. 

 

This program is designed to be a stand-alone, state-level certification program that at the same time provides a pathway to certification by the International Association of Emergency Managers if that is something that the candidate emergency manager wishes to follow. 

 

EMAT will now recognize direct reciprocity for those EMAT members that are certified by the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) as either a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®) or an Associate Emergency Manager (AEM®).  The only additional requirement to the IAEM standards is current residency in the State of Tennessee and active membership in EMAT.  

 

The application process has been simplified by providing a form-fillable PDF document that can be downloaded, completed, saved, and then emailed to EMAT.  Using an electronic process greatly reduces the workload on the EMAT office and the Certification Review Commission, this in turn dramatically lowers the processing time from receipt of the application to the completion of the review process. 

 

Thank you for your continued support for the Emergency Management Association of Tennessee, the State of Tennessee, and your community for all that you do as an Emergency Manager in the Volunteer State.

 

Edward C. Wolff, Ph.D. CEM® MEP TN-CEMP

Chairperson- Standards, Training, and Certification Committee

Emergency Management Association of Tennessee (EMAT)

Notice From Standards, Training and Certification Committee: 

All existing CEMP, EM1 and EM2 certification will expire on their established expiration dates and cannot be renewed.  Anyone interested should review the new TN-CEM and TN-AEM guidelines and submit an application for the certification that is most appropriate for them.

TN-Certified Emergency Manager Certification 

(TN-CEM)

  • Applicant must be an EMAT member in good standing

  • Applicant must complete and sign the Signature Page and Sworn Statement

  • Applicant must complete all required sections

Work History - Three years of experience in emergency management or equivalent emergency services field.  A minimum of one year’s experience should be in Tennessee

Work Experience - Three years of experience should include documented experience in all five phases of emergency management and significant participation in a declared disaster response or two full-scale exercises.

Candidate References - Three references; one of which must be the applicant’s current supervisor. Additional reference sources that qualify are past supervisors (within five years); local, state, or federal government officials; emergency service organization officials; local, regional, or national emergency management association officials.

Education - Associates Degree in the Emergency Services field or a bachelor’s degree in any subject. An additional two years of Emergency Management experience (total of 5) may be substituted for this requirement.

Training - Required training: 100 hours of Emergency Management and 60 hours of General ManagementTraining; and required FEMA training courses. Individual Training Submission Forms must be completed for each training entry. All submissions must be within 5 years from the date of application.

Professional Contributions - At least six contributions are required; three are required to be completed in Tennessee. All submissions must be within 5 years from date of application.

Emergency Management Essay - Submission of an emergency management essay to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Electronic Submission:

All applications must be submitted as one Adobe PDF file.

Submit Via Email to EMAT.information@gmail.com

Application fee must be paid prior to application submission

Application fee: $ 110.00

ALL APPLICATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST UTILIZE THE v:1.8 FORM FOUND BELOW.

IF ANOTHER VERSION IS USED, IT WILL BE RETURNED TO APPLICANT

Recertification Notice:

The designation will be for five (5) years and can be renewed any during the fifth (5th) year.

Recertification requirements:

Additional fifty (50) hours of EM and ten (10) hours of GM training (actual classroom hours or CEUs; 3 hours of college-level credit in an EM field may be substituted).

TN-Certified Associate Emergency Manager Certification  (TN-AEM)

  • Applicant must be an EMAT member in good standing

  • Applicant must complete and sign the Signature Page and Sworn Statement

  • Applicant must complete all required sections

Work History - Two years of experience in emergency management or equivalent emergency services field. A minimum of one year’s experience should be in Tennessee.

Work Experience - Two years of experience should include documented experience in all five phases of emergency management, and participation in either a declared disaster response or a full-scale exercise.

Candidate References - Three references; one of which must be the applicant’s current supervisor. Additional reference sources that qualify are past supervisors (within five years); local, state, or federal government officials; emergency service organization officials; local, regional, or national emergency management association officials.

Education - High school diploma or general education certificate (GED). Higher education degrees can be submitted as proof of a high school diploma or GED.

Training - Required training: 100 hours of Emergency Management and 40 hours of General Management Training; and required FEMA training courses. Individual Training Submission Forms must be completed for each training entry.

Professional Contributions - At least four contributions are required; two are required to be completed in Tennessee. All submissions must be within 5 years from date of application.

Emergency Management Essay  - Submission of an emergency management essay to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Electronic Submission:

All applications must be submitted as one Adobe PDF file.

Submit Via Email to: EMAT.information@gmail.com

Application fee must be paid prior to application submission

Application fee: $ 55.00

ALL APPLICATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST UTILIZE THE v:1.8 FORM FOUND BELOW.

IF ANOTHER VERSION IS USED, IT WILL BE RETURNED TO APPLICANT

Recertification Notice:

The designation will be for five (5) years and can be renewed any during the fifth (5th) year.

Recertification requirements:

Additional forty (40) hours of EM and ten (10) hours of GM training (actual classroom hours or CEUs; 3 hours of college-level credit in an EM field may be substituted).

Additional information can be found within each of the above packets.  If you have further questions or comments, send an email to EMAT.information@gmail.com

IAEM RECIPROCITY

 

EMAT is pleased to offer reciprocity for our members that are currently certified by the International Association of Emergency Managers as either as Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®) or an Associate Emergency Manager (AEM®). 

To receive reciprocity, you must be a member in good standing with EMAT and live and work in the State of Tennessee.  

Applying for EMAT reciprocity is simple and straightforward, complete the applicant information page on the TN-CEM or TN-AEM application and sign the affidavit.  Once you have completed and signed the information page, attach a copy of your current IAEM CEM® or IAEM AEM® certification documentation saved as a single PDF file and submit the certification fee (follow the instructions above) and submit the application packet to EMAT.information@gmail.com.  

The EMAT Certification Commission will review the application and documentation and provide a recommendation based upon the submitted paperwork. IAEM CEM® certification is reciprocal to an EMAT TN-CEM and an IAEM AEM certification is reciprocal to an EMAT TN-AEM certification.

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For your convenience, you can now pay your Certification fees through PayPal, even if you don't have a PayPal account.  Click on the PayPal icon and you will be redirected to the PayPal payment portal where you can complete your transaction.

If you are not paying through PayPal, you will receive an invoice for the total amount due.  Included on the invoice will be the mailing address for you to remit your check.

Certification Fees are due and payable prior to your packets being reviewed.

If you have any questions, please call 615.417.1944 or email EMAT.information@gmail.com