Professional Certification

Certification Program


The AAEM provides a Certified Local Emergency Manager program as a service to the profession.  Applications are peer reviewed by volunteer professionals. The committee evaluates candidate submissions for certification under the Board of Directors’ supervision. Certification procedures are outlined in the rules document, linked below. The Board gives the Committee the latitude to evaluate applications based on the applicant’s submission of qualifications and the completeness of the packet. Reviewers will generally give you a courtesy call about small problems on the application. However, poorly completed applications that repeatedly fail to follow directions listed will be returned to you. Putting together this application is certainly easier that many tasks you will be asked to complete as an Emergency Manager.

The program offers four (4) levels of certification.  They are:

  • Basic

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

  • Masters

Cost of Certification:

Alabama Residents:       

Full Members: $20.00

In-State Associate / Student Members: $50.00

In-State Corporate Members: $50.00

Non-Members and all Out of State Members: $100.00

To download information regarding the certification program and an application workbook, see the attachments at the bottom of the page.

To view a list of current AAEM certified professionals, please see the certification roster link, below.

For inquiries regarding the certification program, contact Eddie Hicks, Certification Committee Chairman.

Certification Rules 2017

AAEM-Certification-Workbook- April 2017

AAEM Certification by Date

 AAEM Certification by Last Name

Updated July 2017

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