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With a dash of social science
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Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) Passing grade on the CEM examination – general knowledge linked to reading list At least 3 years of emergency management experience Comprehensive experience – participation in a full- scale exercise or actual disaster operation Bachelor’s degree (can substitute experience until 2010 – 3 years equals 1 year of education) Education/training – 100 hours of general management and 100 hours of emergency management (limit of 25 hours in one topic area) Contributions to the profession – e.g., leadership positions, conferences, teaching, public speaking (beyond job requirements) Management essay –comprehensive emergency mgt
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Increased Roles for Universities Basic and applied social science disaster research Disaster Research Center – University of Delaware Natural Hazards Center – University of Colorado Other research centers, e.g., Texas A&M, USC FEMA/NASPAA Faculty Workshop in 1984 New Homeland Security research centers
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Academic Programs FEMA Higher Education Project 1983 – one university EM program 1995 - five university programs 2006 – 127 university programs – all but 3 states 43 certificates, minors, and diplomas 32 associate (2 year) degrees 15 bachelors (4 year) degrees 31 related masters degrees 5 related doctoral degrees 1 PhD program in emergency management 61 Homeland Security programs 14 Public Health/Disaster programs 9 Humanitarian assistance programs 22 FEMA “prototype” courses available <http//:training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu>
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