Certification: Council-certified Emergency Operations Coordinator (CEOC)

The American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC), Council-certified Emergency Operations Coordinator (CEOC) are individuals who can demonstrate basic knowledge of emergency operations management. CEOCs coordinate and manage a company's response to a natural or man-made disaster in the event that government first responders cannot arrive immediately. CEOCs also develop and maintain procedures and chains of command that enable the company to maintain order in the event of an emergency and provide first responders with an accurate assessment of the situation when they arrive. Candidates must meet experience requirements to be eligible for the CEOC exam. Candidates must pass a written exam.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 2 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?
Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?

On Site; Online Exam; Third Party Exam Center

ACAC offers three forms of certification exam delivery, find more information here external site


The certification has an education level of an Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree or higher and has a work experience requirement of more than 2 years, or requires obtaining a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.

  • This certification is related to military occupational specialties.