Previous CEM News: 2017 | 2015-2016 | 2014 | 2010-2013
The IAEM Certification Commission is looking for candidates to fill at least four commissioner openings for the Class of 2023, serving from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023. The Certification Commission conducts electronic reviews using the online system. Every other month, commissioners are expected to review, on average, 12-20 applications, based on volume, within a 30 day window. Interested applicants must be detail oriented, responsive via email and phone, and plan to devote approximately 30 hours per review month (180 hours yearly) to online reviews. Commissioners also draft notification letters to candidates so commissioners must possess clear, concise writing skills.
The Certification Commission has one in-person meeting per year as well as quarterly conference calls lasting between 1-2 hours to discuss policy and procedure changes. Occasionally, commissioners may be asked to serve on a short term ad-hoc working group related to a topic of discussion on the Certification Commission. IAEM is prepared to cover the travel costs for the in-person meeting.
We are specifically looking for individuals representing the Emergency Management fields of: State, Military, Private, Local, and Not-for-profit however any interested USA CEM is encouraged to apply as we are looking to identify people who are willing to serve as alternates to represent each EM category should seats become available mid-term. Chart of Commissioner categories can be found here.
Commissioners must be current CEMs, and successfully recertified at least once, with a demonstrated knowledge of emergency management, desire to serve, ability to work without bias and maintain confidentiality as well as the credibility of the AEM®/CEM® credential. Lifetime CEMs are not eligible to serve as Commissioners.
Applicants should ensure they have access to a computer without security limitations to access zip, pdf, .msg, jpeg, gif, .mov, Powerpoint, and Word files. Access to publisher is a benefit. Users should be using the current version of any of the major browsers (latest Firefox, Chrome, Safari or IE). Interested individuals should identify themselves as being computer savvy and have a willingness to learn how to use the online application portal.
Strong applications will provide examples to demonstrate the following desired criteria:
Candidates interested in serving on the Certification Commission should submit the following information to IAEM Program Manager, Kate McClimans (KMcClimans@iaem.com), by Aug. 1, 2020:
*NOTE: If candidate’s supervisor is also a CEM, only one letter is required as long as the reference is able to address both bullet points.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Upon receipt, candidate will receive confirmation that information was received by IAEM HQ. Late submissions may be held over for the following year. Candidates will be notified of the results this fall.
For 2020, in Exchange for Service, Commissioners are Entitled to: (updated 20 May 2020)
AEM® and CEM® are registered trademarks of the International Association of Emergency Managers.