Resource Center

Resource Center

The International Association of Emergency Managers and the Certification Commissioners welcome you to the online Resource Center, an important section of the IAEM website for emergency management practitioners who are pursuing their Associate Emergency Manager or Certified Emergency Manager credential.

AEM/CEM Certification Exam Resources

Details about the exams can be found on the IAEM Exam page.

Applicant Guidebook

  • Applicant Guidebook (March 5, 2024)
    Every applicant is strongly encouraged to use this Applicant Guidebook as they work on their application.
  • Change Log

Additional IAEM Resource Documents


Online Certification Guides

CEM Corner

  • CEM Corner. The CEM Corner is divided into components that mirror the requirements of the AEM/CEM credentials. By clicking on the link for the appropriate topic, the link will open up to a myriad of helpful information about that component of the AEM/CEM requirements. The CEM Corner includes articles that have been published in the IAEM Bulletin.

Partnerships with Colleges, Universities and Academies

In November 2017, the Certification Executive Committee approved a simplified memorandum of understanding to recognized interested academic institutions that value the IAEM Certification program. If you are interested in becoming a partner, contact Albon Yowell for further details.



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