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General CEM®/AEM Information
IAEM created the Certified Emergency Manager® and Associate Emergency Manager Programs to raise and maintain professional standards. It is an internationally recognized program that certifies achievements within the emergency management profession.
CEM® and AEM certification is a peer review process administered through the International Association of Emergency Managers. Candidates do not have to be an IAEM member to be certified, although IAEM membership does offer you a number of benefits that can assist you through the certification process. Certification is maintained in five-year cycles. The CEM® and AEM Programs are served by a CEM® Commission, which is composed of emergency management professionals, including representatives from allied fields, education, military and private industry.
Development of the CEM® and AEM Programs was supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA), and a host of allied organizations.
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