In order to be certified candidates must complete 100 hours of emergency management and general management training within the 10 year period preceding the application. They must also satisfactorily complete a comprehensive management essay in the form of a written narrative response to a problem scenario.
Candidates will be required to provide 3 signed letters of reference and pass with a score of 75% or better a multiple choice examination designed to confirm qualifications of an emergency manager. They will be required to have 3 years of documented work experience in the field of emergency management, participate in at least one full scale exercise encompassing all phases of emergency management and hold a completed baccalaureate or non-U.S equivalent degree (may be supplemented with relevant work experience). Candidates will also require six documented contributions to the profession.
CEM certification is effective for 5 years. CEM’s will be required to undertake continuing professional development.
Only an individual who has met the requirements of certification is authorised to make use of and display the Mark as CEM.