International Association of Emergency Managers (iAEM)

Associate Emergency Manager (AEM)


Credential: Associate Emergency Manager (AEM)  GI Bill resource CA Eligible
Credentialing Agency: International Association of Emergency Managers (iAEM)

Renewal Period: 5 years

The International Association of Emergency Association (iAEM), Associate Emergency Manager (AEM) certification is an intermediate-level credential recommended for emergency management professionals with comprehensive responsibility. AEM candidates must integrate stakeholders in all phases of emergency activity for all types of disasters. Professionals considering this credential must possess expertise in all four phases of disaster activity: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery regardless of its nature-that is attack, man-made, and natural in a federal-state-local operating partnership. AEM candidates must pass a written exam, meet the requirements of both the emergency management and general management-training, and submit an essay as part of the application process.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Associate Emergency Manager (AEM)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    high

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 5 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

International Association of Emergency Managers (iAEM)

201 Park Washington Court
Falls Church, VA  22046

Phone: (703) 538-1795

Fax: (703) 241-5603
Email: info@iaem.com

Candidates must provide emergency management training and proof thereof; this training is required to have occurred within the last 10 years and meet the following additional criteria:

  • 200 contact hours total of which–
    • 100 hours are in emergency management, and
    • 100 hours are in general management.

Candidates may view the iAEM's initial certification process for more details.

The Associate Emergency Manager (AEM) credential has the following other requirements:

  • Candidates are required to submit a credential binder for review by the CEM Commission.
  • Candidates must submit one letter of reference; this letter must be signed and printed on letterhead from a current supervisor. Candidates have the option to include two additional reference letters if the additional letters of reference are helpful to the application review process.
  • Candidates are required to submit contact information for three references, including one from the candidate's current supervisor.
  • Candidates must demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities through a required essay, as specified in the instructions included in the application booklet.

Written Exam

  • Core
    • IS-1a Emergency Manager
    • IS-15b Special Events Contingency Planning for Public Safety Agencies
    • IS-100b Introduction to the Incident Command System
    • IS-120a An Introduction to Exercises
    • IS-130 Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning
    • IS-139 Exercise Design
    • ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
    • IS-200b Fundamentals of Emergency Management
    • IS-235b Emergency Planning
    • IS-242b Effective Communication
    • IS-244b Developing and Managing Volunteers
    • IS-271a Anticipating Hazardous Weather and Community Risk
    • IS-318 Mitigation Planning for Local and Tribal Communities
    • IS-340 Hazardous Materials Prevention
    • IS-366 Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters
    • IS-393a Introduction to Hazard Mitigation
    • IS-547a Introduction to Continuity of Operations (COOP)
    • IS-559 Local Damage Assessment
    • IS-619 Research in Training and Education
    • IS-632a Introduction to Debris Operations
    • IS-775 EOC Management and Operations
    • IS-910a Emergency Management Preparedness Fundamentals
    • IS-2001 Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)
  • Additional (US exam)
    • IS-208a State Disaster Management
    • IS-288 Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management
    • IS-403 Introduction to Individual Assistance (IA) (DF-103)
    • IS-634 Introduction to FEMA’s Public Assistance Program
    • IS-700a National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction
    • IS-701a NIMS Multiagency Coordination System (MACS)
    • IS-702a National Incident Management System (NIMS) Public Information Systems
    • IS-703a NIMS Resource Management
    • IS-706 NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid - An Introduction
    • IS-800b The National Response Framework, An Introduction
    • IS-2900 National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) Overview

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Associate Emergency Manager (AEM) examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

RECERTIFICATION

Associate Emergency Manager (AEM)

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Associate Emergency Manager (AEM) credential has the following recertification information:

  • Certification is effective for a period of five years. In order to recertify, candidates must meet and submit recertification requirements prior to December 31 of the fifth year of previous certification/recertification. All current holders of the AEM who wish to maintain their designation must recertify at five-year intervals by submitting documentation that demonstrates continuing education in Emergency Management and General Management topics as well as professional contributions. For details, visit the recertification page.

In Demand

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%) and is eligible for CA under the CA MOS/ASI Related Option

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA under the CA Civilian Occupation Related Option.

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Star

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Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 and Above

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 and Above

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IAS

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Low

May be difficult to attain: minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

High

Highly attainable: mimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

MOS is Military Occupational Specialty
ASI is Additional Skill Identifier
WOMOS is Warrant Officer Military Occupational Specialty
AOC is Area Of Concentration Officer

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Updated: December 03, 2019
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