Certification: Associate Emergency Manager (AEM)

201 Park Washington Court Falls Church, VA 22046-4527

The AEMSM program is for professionals with
comprehensive emergency management responsibility. These
practitioners integrate all actors in all phases of emergency
activity for all types of disasters. The "comprehensive" aspect
of Comprehensive Emergency Management includes all four
phases of disaster activity: mitigation, preparedness, response
and recovery for all risks-attack, man-made, and natural-in a
federal-state-local operating partnership.

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 5 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?
Renew through Re-Examination?
Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?
Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?


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.