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									                                                                                                 Colorado Certification Requirements

   Requirements                              Bronze Level                                                   CO-AEM®                                                                           CO-CEM®                                                                         CO-AEM® or CO-CEM®
                                             Recognition                                              (Former Silver Level)                                                              (Former Gold Level)                                                                      Recertification
    Certification       None                                                        A current Associate Emergency Manager credential from                             A current Certified Emergency Manager credential from                            All current CO-CEM®s or CO-AEM®s who wish to maintain their
    Reciprocity                                                                     the International Association of Emergency Management                             the International Association of Emergency Management                            certification designation must re-certify at five year intervals by
                                                                                    (IAEM) plus two years of work experience in Colorado.                             (IAEM) plus one year of work experience in Colorado.                             submitting documentation which demonstrates current residency,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       150 hours of new continuing education and confirms six new
 Required Training       •     Emergency Program Manager: Orientation to             •      Emergency Program Manager: Orientation to the                              •      Emergency Program Manager: Orientation to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       contributions to the emergency management profession since the
                               the Position                                                 Position                                                                          Position
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       date of last certification or re-certification.
(All designated
training courses must    Completion of PDS Series                                    Completion of PDS Series                                                          Completion of PDS Series                                                                             Continuing Education
be completed. No        •   Principles of Emergency Management                      •   Principles of Emergency Management                                            •   Principles of Emergency Management                                           Emergency Management Education                 100 hours
exceptions will be      •   Exercise Design                                         •   Exercise Design                                                               •   Exercise Design
made.)                  •   Emergency Planning                                      •   Emergency Planning                                                            •   Emergency Planning                                                           General Management Education                   50 hours
                        •   Decision Making and Problem Solving                     •   Decision Making and Problem Solving                                           •   Decision Making and Problem Solving                                                                          Total         150 hours
                        •   Effective Communications                                •   Effective Communications                                                      •   Effective Communications
                        •   Leadership and Influence                                •   Leadership and Influence                                                      •   Leadership and Influence
                        •   Developing and Managing Volunteers                      •   Developing and Managing Volunteers                                            •   Developing and Managing Volunteers                                           Emergency management education includes all training or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       coursework that is relevant to comprehensive emergency
                        Completion of NIMS/ICS                                      Completion of NIMS/ICS                                                            Completion of NIMS/ICS                                                           management. This training must be diversified among the
                        •   700                                                     •   700                                                                           •    700                                                                         preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery phases.
                        •   800                                                     •   800                                                                           •    800                                                                         General management education includes all training or
                        •   ICS100                                                  •   ICS100                                                                        •    ICS100                                                                      coursework which contribute or complement to the
                        •   ICS200                                                  •   ICS200                                                                        •    ICS200                                                                      administration and tasks of a comprehensive emergency
                             ----------------------                                      ------------------------                                                     •    ICS300                                                                      management program.
                          •  25 additional hours directly related to emergency        •  50 additional hours directly related to emergency                                  -----------------------                                                                      Professional Contributions
                             management, as accepted by the certification                management, as accepted by the certification                                   •   100 additional hours directly related to emergency
                             committee (see CEMA Guidance on training                    committee (see CEMA Guidance on training                                           management, as accepted by the certification                               Each candidate must satisfy the requirement for six separate
                             classes)                                                    classes). If you have the bronze level certificate                                 committee (see CEMA Guidance on training                                   categories of contributions in a five year period. Contributions
                                                                                         then you only need to complete 25 additional hours                                 classes). If you have the silver level certificate                         must clearly demonstrate a commitment to the emergency
                                                                                         of training. No duplicate courses will be allowed.                                 then you only need to complete 50 additional hours                         management profession above and beyond that normally
                                                                                                                                                                            of training. No duplicate courses will be allowed. If                      expected from completion of an individual's job
                                                                                                                                                                            candidate has degree in Emergency                                          responsibilities. Contributions submitted for credit must
                                                                                                                                                                            Management/Homeland Security the 100 hours of                              include the date(s) and be verified by adequate documentation.
                                                                                                                                                                            additional training will be waived.                                        All professional contribution submissions must be since the last
     Education          High School Diploma or equivalent                           Associate Degree or 60 credit hours (semester hrs.) or 90                         Baccalaureate Degree in Emergency Management or in                               date of either certification or re-certification. Consult the
                                                                                    credit hours (quarter hrs.) in any field from an accredited                       any other field from an accredited college.                                      Emergency Management Activities guidance for a list of the 13
                                                                                    college.                                                                                                                                                           eligible categories.

                                                                                    *  The candidate can substitute four years of full time work experience to meet   *The candidate can substitute eight years of full time work experience to meet
                                                                                    this requirement. (cannot double dip and use the same years of service to meet    this requirement. (cannot double dip and use the same years of service to meet
                                                                                    the work experience.)                                                             the work experience.)

 Work Experience        One year of full-time or equivalent experience within       Two years of full-time or equivalent experience within the                        Three years of full-time or equivalent experience within                         *There is no renewal for the Bronze Recognition Level.
                        the last three years of the date of application in a        last three years of the date of application in a public,                          the last five years of the date of application in a public,
                        public, private or a non-profit organization of which six   private or a non-profit organization of which one year                            private or non-profit organization of which all three years
                        months was in Colorado.                                     was in Colorado.                                                                  were in Colorado.


    Emergency           Participate in at least three activities during a twenty-   Participation in at least five activities during a twenty-four                    Participate in at least seven activities during a twenty-
   Management           four month period prior to applying for the certification   month period prior to applying for the certification                              four month period prior to applying for the certification
     Activities         program. Must have one activity from three different        program. Must have one activity from five different                               program. Must have one activity from seven different
                        categories.                                                 categories.                                                                       categories.




          *NOTE: Experience means directly involved with decision-making, plan writing, training, exercise and active participation in response, mitigation, preparedness and recovery phases of emergency management. Full-time = thirty-two hours a week or
          more. You must demonstrate experience in all-hazards emergency management.
                  Colorado Certification Requirements

       APPENDIX OF PROGRAMS, COURSES, AND ACTIVITIES IN EMERGENCY
                             MANAGEMENT


Emergency Management Degree Programs and Curriculum

Links to Training Resources
State Training Officer Robyn Knappe email: Robyn.knappe@state.co.us
FEMA Training site: http://www.training.fema.gov/
       Red Rocks Community College: http://www.rrcc.edu/emplan/
National Fire Academy: http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/training/nfa/
       NOTE: Concentrate on emergency management and planning courses.
National Weather Service: http://www.nwstc.noaa.gov/nwstrn/
HAZMAT through the Department of Transportation: http://hazmat.dot.gov/training/training.htm

Emergency Management Programs from Academic Institutions
Candidates may contact the Emergency Management Institute for the most current list of colleges
offering Emergency Management degrees, or use the online list. The degree should provide a
comprehensive approach (i.e., mitigation, planning, response, and recovery).

A Potential Academic Emergency Management Curriculum and Related Courses
   •   Building Disaster Resilient and Sustainable Communities
   •   Business and Industry Crisis Management
   •   Disaster Response Operations and Management
   •   Earthquake Hazard Management and Operations
   •   Emergency Management Principles and Application for Tourism, Hospitality, and Travel
       Management Industries (forthcoming)
   •   Emergency Management Skills and Principles
   •   Hazards, Disasters and the U.S. Emergency Management System
   •   Hazards Risk Assessment
   •   Individual and Community Disaster Education
   •   Living in a Hazardous Environment
   •   Political and Policy Basis of Emergency Management
   •   Principles and Process of Disaster Preparedness and Planning
   •   Principles and Practice of Hazard Mitigation
   •   Public Administration and Emergency Management
   •   Research and Analysis Methods in Emergency Management
   •   Social Dimensions of Disaster
   •   Sociology of Disaster
   •   Technology and Emergency Management
   •   Terrorism and Emergency Management
   •   Vulnerability Approach to Emergency Management




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                   Colorado Certification Requirements

Training Courses

It is understood that not all of the acceptable methods, types, or subjects of applicable training are
listed here. The Certification Committee will annually update the list of acceptable courses. Other
trainings will be approved on a case by case basis.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Courses
Classes are traditionally offered through state offices of emergency management or at some
colleges. Check with your local state office of emergency management or institution of higher
learning for course hour information. FEMA offers other classes; classes from sources not
mentioned in this document are subject to approval by the committee.

FEMA Independent Study Courses
   •   IS-1 Emergency Manager: An Orientation to the Position
   •   IS-3 Radiological Emergency Management
   •   IS-5.A An Introduction to Hazardous Materials
   •   IS-7 A Citizen's Guide to Disaster Assistance
   •   IS-8 Building for the Earthquakes of Tomorrow: Complying with Executive Order 12699
   •   IS-10 Animals in Disaster, Module A: Awareness and Preparedness
   •   IS-11 Animals in Disaster, Module B: Community Planning
   •   IS-15.A Special Events Contingency Planning for Public Safety Agencies
   •   IS-22 Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness
   •   IS-55 Household Hazardous Materials - A Guide for Citizens
   •   IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System, I-100
   •   IS-100.FW Introduction to the Incident Command System, I-100, for Federal Disaster Workers
   •   IS-100.LE - Introduction to the Incident Command System, I-100, for Law Enforcement
   •   IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
   •   IS-120 An Orientation to Community Disaster Exercises
   •   IS-111 Livestock in Disasters
   •   IS-100.PW Introduction to the Incident Command System, I-100, for Public Works Personnel
   •   IS-240 Leadership & Influence - Professional Development Series
   •   IS-200.FW Basic Incident Command System, I-200, for Federal Disaster Workers
   •   IS-208 State Disaster Management
   •   IS-253 Coordinating Environmental and Historic Preservation Compliance
   •   IS-271 Anticipating Hazardous Weather & Community Risk
   •   IS-275 The EOC's Role in Community Preparedness, Response and Recovery Activities
   •   IS-279 Engineering Principles and Practices for Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Structures
   •   IS-288 The Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management
   •   IS-292 Disaster Basics - Revised
   •   IS-301 Radiological Emergency Response
   •   IS-302 Modular Emergency Radiological Response Transportation Training
   •   IS-317 Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams
   •   IS-324 Community Hurricane Preparedness
   •   IS-330 Refresher Course for Radiological Response
   •   IS-331 Introduction to Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Exercise Evaluation
   •   IS-340 Hazardous Materials Prevention
   •   IS-346 An Orientation to Hazardous Materials for Medical Personnel
   •   IS-546 Continuity of Operations (COOP) Awareness Course
   •   IS-513 The Professional in Emergency Management
   •   IS-394.A Protecting Your Home or Small Business From Disaster - New
   •   IS-393 Introduction to Mitigation
   •   IS-386 Introduction to Residential Coastal Construction


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Training Courses (Continued…)

   •   IS-362 Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools
   •   IS-650 Building Partnerships with Tribal Governments
   •   IS-632 Introduction to Debris Operations in FEMA's Public Assistance Program
   •   IS-631 Public Assistance Operations I
   •   IS-630 Introduction to the Public Assistance Process
   •   IS-600 Special Considerations for FEMA Public Assistance Projects
   •   IS-547 Introduction to Continuity of Operations (COOP)
   •   IS-800 National Response Plan (NRP), An Introduction
   •   IS-703 NIMS Resource Management - New
   •   IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction

For Independent Study courses 1.0 CEU will be equal to 10 contact hours.

Professional Development Series Courses from FEMA
   •   Principles of Emergency Management (formerly Introduction to Emergency Management)
   •   Leadership and Influence
   •   Decision Making and Problem Solving
   •   Effective Communications
   •   Developing Volunteer Resources
   •   Emergency Planning Course
   •   Exercise Design

Advanced Professional Series from FEMA
Required Courses
   • EOC Management and Operations, G275
   • Incident Command System/Emergency Operations Center Interface, G191
   • Rapid Assessment Workshop, G250.7
   • Recovery from Disaster, the Local Government Role, G270.4
   • Mitigation Planning Workshop for Local Governments, G318

Elective Courses
    • Donations Management Workshop, G288
    • Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools, G362
    • Emergency Planning and Special Needs Populations, G197
    • Resource Management, G276
    • Debris Management, G202
    • Mass Fatalities, G386
    • Exercise Program Manager, G137
    • Flood Fight Operations, G361
    • Emergency Management Operations Course for Local Governments, G110
    • Homeland Security Planning for Local Governments (formerly Terrorism Planning), G408
    • Community Mass Care Management, G108
    • Evacuation and Re-entry Planning, G358
    • Basic Public Information Officers, G290
    • Hazardous Weather and Flood Preparedness, G271
    • Warning Coordination, G272
    • Advanced Incident Command System, G196




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                   Colorado Certification Requirements

Training Courses (Continued…)

Emergency Management Courses from
FEMA                                             •   Workshop: Continuity of Operations
   •   Mass Fatalities Incident Response         •   Workshop: Hazardous Materials Risk
   •   Mass Fatalities                               Communications
   •   Emergency Operations Center               •   Workshop: Hazardous Materials
       Management and Operations                     Information Management
   •   Resource Management                       •   Workshop: Donations Management
   •   Disaster Response and Recovery            •   Hazardous Materials: Contingency
       Operations                                    Planning
   •   Incident Command System/Emergency         •   Hazardous Materials: An Introduction for
       Operations Center Interface                   Public Officials
   •   Managing Emergency Operations             •   Incident Command: Law Enforcement
   •   Debris Management                         •   Incident Command: Public Works
   •   Basic Public Information Officers         •   Evacuation and Re-Entry Planning
   •   Fundamentals Course for Radiological          Course
       Response                                  •   Liability Issues in Emergency
   •   Exercise Evaluation Class                     Management
   •   Workshop: Amateur Radio Resources         •   Emergency Planning
   •   Workshop: Disaster Related Needs of       •   Who’s in Charge Here? Exercising
       Seniors and Persons with Disabilities         Leadership in an Emergency or Disaster
   •   Workshop: The Federal Response Plan       •   Terrorism Planning
                                                 •   Mitigation for Emergency Managers
                                                 •   Hazardous Weather and Flood
                                                     Preparedness


Other Approved Types of Courses (non-FEMA)
   •   Exercise Design                           •   Grant Writing
   •   Military Courses (focus emergency         •   Emergency Medical Training
       management)                               •   Shelter Management
   •   Managing Search Operations                •   Red Cross Courses
   •   Public Information                        •   Safety Technology
   •   Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement          •   Fire Technology
   •   Disaster Preparedness                     •   Technology/Information Systems
   •   Health, Safety, Environmental             •   Disaster Preparedness Courses
       Management                                •   Emergency Planning
   •   Disaster Recovery Courses                 •   Financial Management
   •   Incident Command                          •   Ethics

Possible Training Sources
   •   Federal Agencies (EPA, NFA, DOT, etc.)    •   Vendor Sponsored Courses
   •   State and Local Agencies                  •   Professional
   •   Regionally accredited two and four year       Societies/Organizations/Associations
       institutions                              •   Military Programs
                                                 •   Other




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                 Colorado Certification Requirements

Emergency Management Activities
(Listed below are 13 different categories of activities)

   1. Volunteering on a board, committee, task force, jurisdictional organization, or special
      project group supporting emergency management.

   2. Participating as an officer on a board, committee, task force, jurisdictional organization,
      or special project group supporting emergency management.

   3. Fulfilling a special assignment on a board, committee, task force, jurisdictional
      organization, or special project group supporting emergency management.

   4. Providing a presentation or participating in a panel discussion relating to emergency
      management.

   5. Participating in any community outreach project on the general topic of emergency
      management.

   6. Teaching or instructing on a topic related to emergency management.

   7. Publishing an emergency management article, research project, newsletter, web site, or
      instructional pamphlet.

   8. Producing audio-visual products or designing computer software related to emergency
      management.

   9. Receiving an award or special recognition related to emergency management actions.

   10. Participating in an exercise as a player, simulator, evaluator, or controller, or designing
       or coordinating an exercise.

   11. Actively coordinating an emergency management activity or project, such as emergency
       management classes, public outreach programs, conferences, or other related
       emergency management activities.

   12. Participating in an activity related to planning, mitigation, response or recovery, for an
       actual event, such as active involvement in an EOC activation, damage assessment, or
       PIO activities.

   13. Participating in or coordinating other emergency management activities; subject to
       approval of the Certification Committee.




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