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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTOR PROGRAMS

Emergency Management Instructor Recognition

(TN – MI/SI/BI)

It is with pleasure that we announce the release of the Emergency Management Instructor Recognition program. This new program is designed to recognize instructors that are giving countless hours to our profession and who are the backbone of the emergency management community, without the training we cannot advance.  This program recognizes three levels of instructor experience and supports the EMAT emergency manager certification program.

 

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)

Tennessee Master Instructor (TN-MI)

Highest level of recognition for those persons who not only hold advanced instructor certifications and a broad base of instructional experience, but have verifiable experience, as shown by a sampling of student evaluations, and review by the EMAT Standards, Training, and Certification Committee.

This instructor level will have completed a minimum of 200 hours of classroom instructing (no more than 150 hours in one mission area of emergency management); having taught recognized emergency management training courses (as illustrated on the EMAT Approved Training List as derived from the current IAEM AEM/CEM training list), and taught for a recognized State Administrative Authority/NIMS Administrator/State Training Officer or federal agency.

Tennessee Senior Instructor (TN-SI)

An Instructor that does not meet the TN-MI criteria but requires additional instructional experience and mentoring.

This instructor must also have verifiable experience as shown by a sampling of student evaluations or online student surveys that have been reviewed by the Standards, Training, and Certification Committee.

This instructor level will have completed a minimum of 100 hours of classroom instructing experience (no more than 75 hours in one mission area of emergency management), and having taught recognized emergency management training courses (as illustrated on the EMAT Approved Training List as derived from the current IAEM approved training list for CEM/AEM), and taught for a recognized State Administrative Authority/NIMS Administrator/State Training Officer or federal agency.

Tennessee Basic Instructor (TN-BI)

This level is designed to serve as an entry-level certification. This instructor must also have verifiable experience, as shown by a sampling of student evaluations or an online student survey.

This instructor level will have completed a minimum 50 hours of classroom instructing having taught recognized emergency management training courses (as illustrated on the EMAT Standards, Training, and Certification Committee Approved Training List as derived from the current IAEM approved training list for CEM/AEM); and taught for a recognized State Administrative Authority/NIMS Administrator/State Training Officer or federal agency.

Applicant Mentoring

Applicants are encouraged to work with a mentor before submitting an application package to ensure consistency and accuracy. Mentoring ends upon submission of the application. The EMAT Standards, Training, and Certification Committee encourages mentoring of applicants by current instructors. The best service a mentor can provide is to emphasize the process of being an emergency management professional, as well as the value of becoming a certified instructor. This can be done by encouraging professional development, which will result in meeting the qualifications to be an EMAT recognized instructor: For example, letting a person know about upcoming training opportunities. Technical assistance could include helping an applicant document their training courses or instructions on assembling and organizing their application.

It is not appropriate for a mentor to pre-approve an application. Mentors must make clear to the candidate that there is no guarantee that their suggestions guarantee approval of their credentials. Any EMAT Standards, Training, and Certification Committee member who reviews a candidate’s credentials prior to official submission must remove themself from the review process when it comes before the full Certification Commission.

Application Timelines

Application packages must be submitted electronically to EMAT. by 11:59 pm EST on the last business day prior to November 1st to be considered for the current Certification Class. This deadline will allow a minimum of thirty (30) days for review prior to the EMAT Annual Meeting and Work Session. Additional documentation will not be accepted once the application is uploaded to the EMAT website unless requested by the Certification Commission.

Fees

Application fees are set by the EMAT Board of Directors. Dues are currently set:

1.) Initial TN-MI and TN-SI certification submission and review: $75.00

2.) TN-BI certification and recertification submission and review: $25.00

3.) TN-MI and TN-SI recertification submission and review: $50.00

ALL APPLICATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

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

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.

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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